Post # 1
Anyone else think about this or have this problem?
Our ceremony will be outdoors, 1pm, August and probably hot, Hot, HOT! I’m going to print (inkjet) our programs onto cardstock and make those handfans with the paint stir sticks. I’m also going to have bottles of water in a tub of ice to help keep the guests cool.
I’m wondering about the ink of the program running if it gets a bit wet from the water on the bottles?
Did you have this problem or what did you do to avoid this problem?
(I do have access to a laser printer, but the ink option is only black. I’d prefer the colored ink I can get from my own inkjet printer!)
Post # 3
Could you do a trial run? Just print one and see what happens.
Post # 4
It most definitely smears. Just a drop of water on my finger and dragging it across a test run (that has been “drying” for several days) and it smeared.
I guess I was more looking for any ideas on a sealer – perhaps to spray over the cardstock after it’s printed??
Post # 5
You can use a waterproof acrylic varnish. They come in a variety of finishes (matte/gloss/satin) and you can either spray or brush them on.
Post # 6
I am also having water bottles at my ceremony and I guess I never thought the two would really come into contact. Unless your guest holds them together or something. If I were a guest and had a wet water bottle I would just make the assumption to keep it away from the paper…because that is the smart thing to do.
As far as my setup, I plan on having the water in two big tubs with the programs in a basket in between. There really shouldn’t be an issue of them touching.