Post # 1
Hi! I know that printing on stardream can be difficult, and shouldn’t be done with an inkjet, but has anyone tried heat embossing? I have a stamp that I’d like to use (regular embossing ink), but I’m not sure if it’ll work or not on stardream paper. Has anyone tried this before? Thanks!
Post # 3
I did! and I wish I would have asked before I did…. I went through 3 or 4 different ink pads and different powders… so here is what I learned:
It does work — quite well, actually. But you need the right ink and a strong surface to push down hard. I bough versamark dye ink- DO NOT USE PIGMENT ink. also, I just bough clear embossing powder from joAnns. and then you just buy the ink in the color you want it.
I was having problems because i was on my bedroom floor and there was only a stack of paper underneath me, so it didnt hold well. stamp on a table and push hard. Also, I think it will still spot (like when you put on a fake tattoo), not all of then will be perfect. you have to let that go 🙂
but the ones that are perfect, are awesome! good luck!!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)
You can print on stardream paper if you have a laser printer. If I remember correctly. As for the embossing…. no clue
Post # 5
Funny… this is exactly what I’m doing for my invitations! I was just asking Mrs. Emerald (who printed with her InkJet on Stardream paper for her invitations) for her advice. Using the stardream paper in an InkJet printer will smear (you can’t be too anxious to get started like me!!), but she suggested allowing it to dry overnight like you would a photo from an InkJet printer. I plan on testing this theory this weekend and can keep you posted on my results.
As for the embossing, I’ve also done this. I second nada122’s thoughts, I used the clear embossing powder and had to press really hard on the paper. However, I believe the ink I used was a pigment ink (I will double check) and it worked just fine!
Post # 6
Thanks so much everyone! I wanted to make sure embossing would work before I went ahead and custom ordered a stamp with our logo. 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL
I did tons of embossing on Stardream paper! You can see my programs here, the cover is embossed with our monogram:
I bought the embossing stamp pad and didn’t have any problems whatsoever.
Post # 8
@LNickle: where did you order your custom stamp?