(Closed) Printing on Metallic/Stardream Paper?? PLEASE HELP!!!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can’t use an inkjet on stardream; it never dries!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve printed on stardream using an inkjet printer….I bought a fixative spray from Michaels for like $5…Check out the aisle with charcoals and paints and you’ll find it.  I sprayed them and let them sit for a few hours and they were perfect

good luck!!

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just left mine out separately overnight and they dried fine. Just had to leave them be! 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hello!

Ive used exactly the same paper. However I didnt have a problem with the smudging, is it happening when your printing multiples?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I printed mine on stardream envelopes and after two days they were still smudging (which I was really afraid of them going through the post office)…The spray worked wonders!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I used clear embossing powder and a heat gun to fix the ink. It came out with a nice raised look. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ive printed on a laser jet printer and it prints fine – no drying needed.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1990

Due to the lack of absorbancy in this paper, you’re going to have a very hard time printing on it with inkjet.  Laser is best if you’re trying to stick to a budget, but you could also silkscreen it I imagine.

I printed on stardream envelopes (antique gold) and laser was by far the best.  With inkjet, even with fixative and letting it set its not ever going to be smudge-proof and the color will not be saturated at ALL.  Trust me, find yourself a laser printer, it works great.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Does anyone know what the fixative spray is called? There’s no michael’s where i live so I need to order it online. Thanks!

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