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First tissue paper print a fail. Have a look pics inside! And a few perch pics 4 u.

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Heres the issue i did everything like explain and the print job didn't end up how i had planed. I have no idea how you guys get such great color from this method. I used a lazor and an ink jet printer. The lazor was allot better so thats what i ended up using. Everything is in tune properly, its a 1500 printer i used from work. Any help?

Thanks for reading

Kyle

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I like them! Have you tried them without the scale pattern underneath? I don't know if that would help with color...maybe a primer coat underneath the paper?

***These are just guesses, as I haven't tried on before.

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The wood ones that you see i haven't sanded yet, Once I get a good model made up at work ill have a cnc machine cute like 50 of them! Then they will be perfect. But i cant figure out this printing thing. I put the tissue paper on aluminum foil. You cant even tell there is no reflection of it.

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You also may want to find a brighter picture to start with. You will lose color on tissue paper. You can also darken the peint with your printer.

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I don't really see a problem, they look good to me. Have you clear coated yet? If not this may bring out more color. I have wanted to do this, but don't have right printer. Someday.

David

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Ah no kyle hasnt put the clear coat on yet

how bit of a difference does this make?

Thanks for the help guys!

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I think the capt. and jflures are right. I would clear coat it. That should make the colors come alive.

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Don't know if this would work for tissue paper lures, but when a client asks me what a certain wood looks like with finish on it, I wipe it with paint thinner, and, while it's wet, it looks the same as when it's got a clear finish on it.

For stone, I just spit on it.

There's probably a neutral liquid/wetting agent you could put on your lure to see how it will look finished before you clear coat it, so you can still play with the paint scheme if you're not happy with the way it looks.

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the clear coat will do the trick. I have started using this process since I am still honing my painting skills.

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I just went and bought some 2-ton at the local store in town. Defiantly was hard to find. Walmart, canadian tire, home hardware, Rona and home dept didnt have it. Ackland Granger carries it in stock, so does McMaster Car for anyone that is having trouble finding it.

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try clear coating over the foil then applying the print and recoating again this way the print should be more prominent,or try it with a subtler foil finish under the print

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Not bad at all! The 2ton definitely made a difference. On another note I caught like 20 perch way way smaller then that lure today, kind of depressing... and completely off topic... What were we talking about? Oh ya! Nice job!

Mike

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Well this was my first lure ever. So i will take the things i learned and move on to the next!!!

Thanks for lookin,

Kyle

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got into this discussion late, but my thoughts, starting with your perch image, perhaps rebalance the color levels in photoshop increasing the contrast and density of blue and yellow channels(CMYK) also when you go to print the sheet, try tracking down one of the heavy docucolor 5000 or 6000 serries printers(one of the biggest office lazer printers in the office serries, can be roughly up to 15ft long, try the largest kinkos). they print insainly nice, and as close to offset as lazer printing gets. request sheets to be printed face side up(this prevents fliping and jaming inside the machine), also request it to be printed on either uncoated 187-220 weight or coated 187-220 weight. these will give you crisp images. you will also need the image as a digital file, as they do not have scaners(or atleast the newer ones dont). finaly if you have trouble and want to trade some cnc bodies for some printing help postmessage me as i need to do afew also.

my 2 cents

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I have not tried this yet, but it appears to me that some of the colors bled a little on teh tissue paper espically around the head area. Is this a common problem with using tissue paper?

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Well here is attempt number 2. This time I put the devcon 2 on the wood first. Then put the tissue paper on that. No aluminum foil!

And im much happier with the end result! Still not perfect. But well get it one of these times!

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