|Re: Speaking of paper...|
Message #8 Posted by Dave Boyd on 15 Aug 2008, 11:31 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by MikeO
I printed my set (the manual and the AUR) in booklet form, 128 pages at a time, duplexed. (I have a good laser printer.) What I mean is, I used a special printer driver to print 128 pages at a time of the manuals so that if you folded each batch in half, the pages would end up in order, with page 1 and page 128 on one side of the first piece of paper. I then cut the booklets in half, assembled them into big stacks almost two inches thick, and used the binding machine in my office, with the widest spines we had -- two inches. They ended up as two fat handbook-sized manuals. If I had it to do over, I'd bind them in two parts each. Or else maybe I'd try to get a couple of reams of nine-pound bond paper to print on -- that the very thin paper they sometimes use for bonds and Gideon Bibles and suchlike.
Another option for people with good eyes is printing four-up, four pages per page. And always, always duplex (which means printing two-sided) -- not only do you save paper, but the stack is half as thick. Duplex even if you have to do it manually. Do it in relatively small batches if you do it yourself, so that if the pages mis-feed and end up out of sync you don't have as much to re-do.