Hey guys, I'm fairly new to printing posters and I was hoping to get some of your opinions to help maximizing my printing time.
I'm about to do a 3 color run of 100+ and I've never ran that many before. My question is this: is it better to do some test prints and try to get the print right where it needs to be on paper that is already pre-cut to size (i.e. not printing registration marks)? Or would it be better to just print the registration marks on paper that is an inch or two larger than I need and then just cut them down to size, cutting the registration marks off?
The print will have about a 1/2" gutter on each side. And I don't have access to a decent paper cutter, so I'll be cutting them by hand with an x-acto and a straight edge.
Just curious as to how you guys do your larger "by hand" runs.