I think I'll try one with more color, next.
Printing on foil question.
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 04:53 PM
Has anyone ever tried it. If so what was the outcome? Just curious to know as I just printed out a couple of Gizzard Shad. Winter is the time to experiment.[/img]
I think I'll try one with more color, next.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:06 PM
Reynold Foil. I taped it down on a regular sheet of paper. Tape it all the way across and up and down, all sides. The ink smeared a bit when I touched it so I'll let one side dry out, and clear spray the other.
That is all.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:41 PM
I wonder if a lazer printer would eliminate the ink smear problem..Nathan
Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:48 PM
Don't have one. :oops: A minute under the hair dryer seems to have helped, somewhat. Maybe I should also have printed it as if it were going on glosy photo paper, for a better rendition.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 06:10 PM
I did some quick reading on the web It seems that foil need some type of chemical to help the ink bond. All the sites I looked at mentioned that their foil is coated with a clear acrylic?
Here's a link that sells 'foil adhesive' for inkjet printers. You can get in whole sheets, but it's waaayyyyy expensive. I think it was like $4 per sheet
Posted 18 February 2005 - 06:34 PM
Dude, I'm from New Hampshire. We throw nickles around like they're manhole covers. I'm looking for a cheap way out, here. There has to be a way to pull this off. Dang, they look purdy....
Posted 18 February 2005 - 06:41 PM
Hey Husky, did you notice the spray in that link I gave you? It was a separate link. They make a special spray to keep the ink from smearing. That might help?
Posted 18 February 2005 - 06:50 PM
I have tried the same thing on a variety of foils and other such "shiny/fish" materials and could never get the ink to stick. When I tried it a day later the ink would still smear! That's the problem I see with the decals and printable foils, too spendy to make it practicle.
Posted 18 February 2005 - 07:33 PM
I did, Jake. I just thought there was an easy way out. It would ahve been sweet to print the foil with no problems, though
Posted 18 February 2005 - 07:47 PM
Probably a stupid question but have you tried backing the foil in the oven at low heat for a while to set the ink?
Posted 18 February 2005 - 08:07 PM
Must be a case of great minds thinking alike. Couple days ago I printed out a photo of a Gizzard Shad and used that for a template to carve out a crankbait. That foil would be cool if you can figure it out.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 01:36 AM
Have you tried to spray the foil with Bull Dog BEFORE you print??
Posted 19 February 2005 - 07:55 AM
I don't have Bulldog http://www.inkjetart...sc/bulldog.html, nor LYSON http://www.inkjetart...yson_spray.html but if anyone out here does and is in an experimental mood, I'm all ears.
BTW, the hair dryer did help a bit!
Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:13 AM
I got a better rendition when I made the photo as dark as possible.
Off to the drying room. (Hair dryer)
Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:36 AM
Bear with me please, I'm posting as I go along. I used a hair dryer on the print, sprayed the back with adhesive and applied it to a plug with a round plastic pen. This is what it looks like so far. I top sprayed the other print to see how it takes to the clear spray now that it has been dried.
Does anyone else want to play?
Posted 19 February 2005 - 12:41 PM
It looks good enough till now. I had the same problem with the aluminium fol. It's hard to stick it on the bait so that it remains smooth.
I wanted to try printing on aluminium foil, but was to afraid that the printer would rip it all over. I thought of gluing the ends on regular paper, but i'm still afraid
Did you glue it or did you use tape that has glue on both sides?? Did you stick just the ends of the foil on the paper??
What did you spray it after you hayrdried it?? And please don't tell me the brand because it does no good. Tell me what it contains, because wallmart is to farr for me
By the way !! Just bought my airbrush and started painting with it. It's hard to get started with it, but my first ones came out better than expected. I have a spare week or so, and will do some experimenting myself.
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Posted 19 February 2005 - 12:58 PM
Cellephane tape along all 4 sides. Make sure it lays perfectly flat and print it as dark as you can in the photo paper mode. I used a clear spray paint. I'm not at home now, but it's just a generic clear. I hope that helps.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 01:09 PM
Thanx. That cellfane !! NEVER HErd of it. I believe it has glue on both sides and is very thin or something like that. I'll try glueing it to the paper, because anyway it will break even where it's taped to the paper(at least that's how i see it).
That clear spray paint is some kind of acrilic spray or something like that or it does not matter??
I'll get back to you when i'll try my first one like that. I'll try takeing some pics.
Hope will see your finished work!