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Re: [BKARTS] Plexiglas/ inkAID

inkAID makes precoats which allow artists to print on virtually any surface
which will go through their inkjet printer. Their three precoats are white
matte, clear semi-gloss and clear gloss. The clear gloss requires their
inkAID Adhesive to create a bond to non-porous surfaces. Traditional fine
art papers (including very sheer oriental papers and paste papers), fabric,
leather, metal, plastic, wood veneer, paintings, collages and other mixed
media can be coated to allow the addition of an inkjet printed image to the

The inkAID.com website also shows two "advanced" application instructions,
creating a flexible waterproof decal using acrylic medium and white matte
precoat a clear cellophane-like membrane, similar to a Polaroid emulsion,
using semi-gloss precoat.

The only thing to be aware of is that most desktop inkjet printers have
wheels, commonly referred to as "pizza" wheels, that come in contact with
the image after it is printed and can "track" or drag the ink and precoats.
The white matte inkAID dries immediately and is no problem, but the clear
inkAID products may track on nonporous materials. The Epson 4000 and most
larger inkjet printers, 24² wide and above, don't have this problem.

"Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with
Traditional Art Materials" by Karin Schminke, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Bonny
Pierce Lhotka, Watson-Guptill, 2004

>Date:    Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:47:07 -0700
>From:    Michael Andrews <apeiron@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: Plexiglas

>Bill & Don

>Go to InkAid.com

>Get the adhesive.
>Buy either the clear or the opaqye white InkAid.

>Put the adhesive on the plexi.
>When dry, coat with InkAid.

>When dry, print.

>This is for inkjet technology, so there is not pressure.
>For letterpress you will have to experiment with the lightest impressions.

>Bon Chance

>michael andrews
>Bombshelter Press

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