(Closed) Petallic Paper or Stardream Paper: Which Printing Route to Use and Why

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I tried to print on metallic linen cardstock from http://www.paperandmore.com

with inkjet but it never dried….even 2 months later it still smudged all over.  So I have to sprinkle embossing powder on it right after printing and then heat gun it to make it set.  It makes a nice raised effect.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah it won’t ever dry with an inkjet.  It should work with a laser printer.  Laser printers basically use static charges to make the toner stick to the paper, so there is no spray of wet ink.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Laser printers print fine on stardream paper, but the toner will rub off onto other things in the mail.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I forgot that I saw someone in the hive work stardream by printing (I think it was inkjet) on it and then embossing it.  I can’t remember who it was but they were gorgeous beach invites.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wonder if the toner would still rub off if you sprayed with that art spray for charcoal drawings etc.?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Here’s how mine came out with the embossing powder….

make sure u set the print quality to BEST so that it uses a lot of ink, oh and rub the paper with a used dryer sheet before putting it thru the printer or  else the embossing powder can cling to places u don’t want…and try to pick it up from the very edge so u don’t get finger oils on it.

 

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