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    A question about the best approach for my goal …

    I have an event system where I can list all bookings for an event. I want to have a print button that will print the badge for a booking, as well as a ‘print all’ button to print all badges.

    A “badge” is printed on 8.5 x 11 stock that is perforated into 8 sections, and there’s a fair bit of logic to determine what’s printed for each booking, and printing includes graphics, and different fonts and colors.

    Is CSS the best way to do this, using @media print {…}? For printing the single badge, I’d like to show the full badge in a popup and have a print button on that page.

    I think CSS is the obvious choice, but I don’t know if there are other ways. We currently use a MS Access form, but gotta move on from that! And an MS Word merge requires downloading the booking data to excel, which I want to avoid.

    If CSS, are there graphic design tools out there that help with auto generating the CSS?

    Thanks in advance for your insights,

    ps – Meant to add that the data is managed with mysql/php.

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