Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m attempting to make my own programs and menus but am running into a huge problem! I printed an example menu the other day and it turned out great! i put it into a messenger back with a few other things so I could take it to work for my coworkers to proof read. I took the menu out and the ink had rubbed off the menu and onto everything else in the bag! What’s going on? How do I make it stop doing that? Am i using the wrong ink/paper? Is there something I could maybe coat the menu with so it doesn’t rub off?
I’m the least crafty person I know so this might seem obvious to someone else but i’m completely clueless. lol
Post # 2
What cardstock are you using and what kind of ink are you using? Is your printer laser or ink?
Post # 3
Did you put it straight into your bag after printing? We had to let ours dry for at least 2 hours before touching them.
Post # 4
Could be that the paper is slick and the ink is not adhering well or taking a long time to dry. Maybe give it another test and a long time to dry. Otherwise I have heard of people using a spray fixative to seal the ink to the paper, you might try that. One of the options is hairspray, though the paper may yellow over time (wouldn’t affect things for your guests, only if you were wanting to save a copy for yourself in a scrapbook/box or something) http://piddix.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-to-prevent-smudges-and-bleeding.html
Post # 4
Maybe give it longer to dry? Some papers are slick and ink or toner does not stick very well. You could look into using a spray fixative – ask at a scrapbooking or craft store. http://piddix.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-to-prevent-smudges-and-bleeding.html