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How to print the new large-format "Monthly Greysheet"

CDN Publishing · Apr 24, 2018

The new “Monthly Greysheet” is a large-format publication, weighing in at 11″x11″ square. Depending on your computer and software, printing usab

The new “Monthly Greysheet” is a large-format publication, weighing in at 11″x11″ square. Depending on your computer and software, printing usable pages from this PDF may require some minor tweaks on your end, and we advise you seek expertise from your local computer guru.

One solution, however, is a large-format printer (11″x17″ capable). These larger printers can easily output the specific pages you need and the cost of the printers is less than $150. The HP Officejet 7220 is one such example we found on

Alternatively, we’ve heard from dealers who are printing on their standard printer at 74% scale with success.  When printing the PDF, click under “printer properties” and select ” Borderless printing” or ” Fit to Page”. This should print out close to the old Greysheet size.

Finally, if your intention is to have a printed copy, we think the best option is to receive the publication via first class mail. This will save you the trouble of added printing costs. The primary usage of the PDF is for visual download (i.e. tablet view).

Comments (4)

  • Michael Nelson

    Everyone's talking about the Greysheet alright. It's far too large, unable to be carried in my breast pocket or back pocket while I walk the floor. I'm not ready to surrender one hand to carrying a price guide when I could instead be carrying a handful or a box full of coins. It lacks durability, easily tearing at the edges when handled with normal care. There's too much advertising, seemingly 30 percent of the total space in the newsletter. It's too expensive. I'm supposed to get used to it? Not likely . . . I think I'll sooner find an alternative.

    Friday, June 1, 2018 8:13 PM EST
    • John Feigenbaum

      We are actually working with a few different printing companies to create our final layout. The current format is temporary while we get our new printer squared away. It won’t be letter sized because we need extra space, but probably more like ESPN magazine size (9″ wide). Stay tuned…

      Monday, June 18, 2018 9:30 AM EST
  • Dennis Gehringer

    Is there any way to stretch the document so I can fill up my 8.5 x 11 inch page when printing your new format? It prints as an 8x8 inch for me now. Thank you

    Monday, April 30, 2018 4:25 PM EST
    • John Feigenbaum

      The resize is mathematically proportioned, so it you stretch it, the text will get distorted. What we are really trying to tell people is that if you want the sheets printed, it's best to change your subscription to printed/mailed. The PDF is ideally viewed on a tablet or desktop, but at 96 pages the cost of printing is very high and makes more sense for us to send you a printed copy.

      Tuesday, May 1, 2018 10:20 AM EST

    I have to agree with over 100% of the dealers I've spoken with, the new format and "monthly" pricing is leaves much to be desired from the dealer side. How can one base pricing on lower end collector coins that are closely driven by metals prices on a "once a month" number. Many retail customers have no idea of what the true coin and metals market, nor do they have any idea of true availability, demand and premiums or discounts. They constantly throw the words around, "but what's the grey sheet price, I buy back of that". I just don't see how this new format and approach will make it better or a more reliable tool from the dealer side. If this new format is designed to help the retail customers, why not leave the old format alone for the wholesale market and publish a retail sheet for them?

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:24 PM EST
    • John Feigenbaum

      Even on a weekly basis the metal-based pricing was doomed to be out of date the moment we sent the publication to the printer. Dated gold was reported quarterly, which is far worse. So the monthly publication is a compromise on both. However, we will soon roll out improvements to our back-end calculations to make all of the spot-based prices updated EVERY 15 MINUTES on the web site and smart-phone apps. That's what dealers really need.

      Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:56 AM EST
  • Rex Phillips

    This is the most cumbersome, user UNfriendly thing you could have done. It does not fit in a brief case, no note book, it is like using the Wall Street Journal. And then you want us all to spend even more money to buy a new printer to accommodate your price guide. Dealers at shows are NOT going to carry this big thing around at a show, it is a very hard thing to carry and use.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:17 AM EST
    • John Feigenbaum

      We realize change this drastic is difficult at first, but we are confident you will learn to love the new Monthly Greysheet because everything is now in one place, in logical order. The old sheet delivery was a random mess and only long-time subscribers understood the process. The page size is bigger because we added price columns and made the font bigger. We couldn't do this on standard page size. Please give it a try -- I think you will find the 11x11 DOES fit in a briefcase, or backback. It fits in mine. As far as buying a new printer, we actually don't want you to do that. We offer the suggestion for folks looking for suggestions. We recommend you change your subscription to print and we will mail it to you before the 1st of every month. That's way better than printing 96 pages on your own. As a paid subscriber, you can get prices on any coin 9with auction records, charts and more) at or download our iphone/Android app.

      Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:23 AM EST

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