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Re: Ink Jet Printers

I'm using a Canon BJC250, with the black-only cartridge.  When I tried
spraying with fixatif, allowing time for the ink to dry first, the
characters didn't exactly bleed so much as to sort of swell in thickness,
which defeated the purpose for me.  Photocopying anything extensive is
still my personal solution to the smear-problem.
Charles Schermerhorn

> From: Mary Bookwalter <gmbookwa@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Ink Jet Printers
> Date: Wednesday, June 17, 1998 12:14 PM
> Hi All,
> About the inkjets, In my opinion Epson has the highest level waterproof
> inks.  I use an Epson 3000 and the inks will bleed if you pour water
> directly on the print and smear it around. I fix prints with a light
> coat of fixative or spray Krylon acrylic. I'm not sure about
> light-fastness, having not tested that.  The 3000 prints 17" wide and up
> to 39" long, probably too large for what most bookartists need. The
> Epson Photo stylus has hex color printing which is really remarkable.
> I've used HP's which do a great job too.  Either of these will accept
> handmade paper as well as watercolor and most printmaking papers.
> One problem I have run across is printing on deckled edge papers.  If
> the deckle is on  the lead or tail end of the paper it is fine, but if
> the deckle is on the side, sometimes the print head will catch on the
> deckle and deposit unwanted ink on the edge.
> If you want to bleed print a sheet, tape an extra inch of paper to each
> side and set the paper adjustment to that size.  The printer will then
> print over the edge onto the added paper which you can remove later.
> As you can see, I really like inkjets.
> Mary Bookwalter

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