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Re: mylar in laser printers
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: mylar in laser printers
- From: Charles Smith <CharSSmith@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 17:07:24 -0400
- Message-id: <199705160306.UAA21013@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I wouldn't suggest running mylar through your laser printer since it will
melt. You can, however, find tranparent products made for lasers & for
inkjets, at your local office supply store. 3M makes a "Transparency Film"
for lasers (product # CG 3300/20). I'm sure there are others.
Among other possibilities, you can print out computer generated images with
this & use it to make photoploymer plates, by-passing the service bureaus.
In a message dated 97-05-15 01:29:20 EDT, you write:
<< Sam asked about mylar:
At work I make overhead transparencies on mylar in my laser jet printer and
in our photocopiers. Most of the time it works great. I recently had a
sheet of overhead mylar jam in my printer and it melted together. I had to
send the printer away to have it taken apart and get the mylar removed.
Lesson: as soon as something jams, get it out of there before it cooks into
a mass of melted plastic.