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Printing on foil question.

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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.

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Hey Husky....What kind of paper is that?..Nathan

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. :rolleyes:

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I wonder if a lazer printer would eliminate the ink smear problem..Nathan

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.

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I did some quick reading on the web :D 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 8O

http://www.rippedsheets.com/inkjet/silver.html

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I did some quick reading on the web :D 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' date=' but it's waaayyyyy expensive. I think it was like $4 per sheet 8O

[url']http://www.rippedsheets.com/inkjet/silver.html[/url]

Dude, I'm from New Hampshire. We throw nickles around like they're manhole covers. I'm looking for a cheap way out, here. B) There has to be a way to pull this off. Dang, they look purdy.... :rolleyes:

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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?

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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.

jed

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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?

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

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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.

Andrew

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I got a better rendition when I made the photo as dark as possible.

Off to the drying room. (Hair dryer)

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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? :rolleyes:

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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?? :D 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 :lol:

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.

:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:

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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' date=' 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?? :D 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 :lol:

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.

:idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:[/quote']

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.

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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!

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Hey Husky,

What computer program are you using to edit your fish pictures? I would like to get a good photo editing program but I'm not sure what to buy.

Thanks,

Gator_Fan

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Hey Husky' date='

What computer program are you using to edit your fish pictures? I would like to get a good photo editing program but I'm not sure what to buy.

Thanks,

Gator_Fan[/quote']

GF,

I use MS Publisher for the finished product, as it allows me to proportionately size the pics and has a ruler so you can see exactly the length and width of the pic as you size it.

I use MGI photo Suite to play with the sharpness and color first.

Both are old programs and I'm sure ther is one that does it all. The good friends here at TU will surely point you in the right direction.

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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' date=' 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![/quote']

Savacs,

This is the tape I use. It is a one sided tape.

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Ok!! Now i understand how you tape it to the paper!!

Thx!! Today i'll paint some baits! And will try painting my first rainbow trout with the airbrush(without decals or other things). I'll try some stengils on it :D!

Thx again!!

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With foil, you can print on it BUT, you must heat dry the Ink. that will keep it from smearing, BUT BUT.. The only clear I had reacted with the ink, causing it to literally fade away. If one of those photo "Fixatives" i.e. Bulldog or the other one I mentioned work, than maybe this process can be done. As Of now, I'm unable to go further.

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