28 July 2016

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 22

Printing your own inserts

Print your own inserts, they said. It'll be easy, they said. 16 reams of paper later you are tearing out your hair. In this episode Steve leads us all to the promised land of printing your own inserts.

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Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions
02:00 - Why print your own inserts?
05:45 - Software to use to manipulate the files.
07:30 - What else do you need. Punch, Trimmer, Printer
10:00 - What sort of printer
12:00 - What to look for if you are buying a new printer
14:00 - Paper handling differences between laser printers and inkjet printers
16:30 - Consider the price of the consumables for your new printers
17:45 - Tips on printing inserts or printing A6 size inserts
19:00 - Getting started on designing your own inserts
21:45 - Always print the first blank page.
24:00 - Do a simple test print
24:15 - Printing both sides of the page
26:15 - So if it is so complicated why do you do it?
27:30 - Don't give up..... don't panic, help is at hand
28:00 - Use an office supply store for cutting and punching pages - Hole spacing
29:00 - Tip/Challenge of the week

Episode 22 - Printing your own inserts

A direct download is also available here: Episode22.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.

Presenters - Karine Tovmassian and Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

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Previous Episodes:

21 - How to derail your planning system by over thinking - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
20 - Digital devices/services and your analogue planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
19 - What To Keep In Your 'Others' Tab - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
17 - Managing Finances In Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
16 - Planning for those of us who actually can't live without planning, with guest co-host Carie Harling - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
15 - Automation NirvanaA5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
14 - Work Life Balance and Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
12 - Job Seeking and Keeping - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
11 - Planner Fail -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
10 - Planner Hacks - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
9 - Planner Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
8 - Choosing Inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
7 - How do you carry your planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
6 - Planners on the go - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
5 - Why would you pay more than the price of a Filofax? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
4 - Using Your Planner To Create Permanent Habit Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
3 - Getting on with two or more planners - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
2 - Where to start your planning journey and why - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
1 - What size and why....  - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

1 comment:

  1. Somehow I am still not convinced that it's an efficient use of my time and money... But then my planning needs are not so far off from what is available to buy and small hacks such as adding note paper pages alternating between diary pages for more detailed task lists do the trick for me. I do punch my own note paper though, it's the 'printing, sourcing nice printing paper, buying a better printer, constantly getting new cartridges'- part, that puts me off it. But what I have done in the past is getting a soft cover notebook planner punched and spine cut in an office supply shop. that is brilliant because you can remove unnecessary pages easily and old diary pages as you go through your year.