I had my biometrics taken for a previous UK visa. Do I need to have them taken each time I apply?
Yes. You must have your biometrics taken each time you apply for a visa.
I received an email from the consulate stating, "Your UK visa has been printed". What does this mean?
This email is confirming your visa has been printed but has not yet been affixed to your passport. Typically, the visa is placed in the passport within three business days of receiving this email.