Has anyone tried my tissue photo finishing method, yet?
37 replies to this topic
Posted 11 July 2005 - 10:37 AM
I have a question... Why is it that you are printing onto the tissue and not printing directly on the foil??If you spray Bulldog onto the foil the ink will stick and dry, then just spray a acrylic sealer and presto printed foil, did you guys try something like that or did I miss something??
Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:12 AM
What's Bulldog BlackJack?
Folk that is a beauty of a lure, great job!
Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:16 PM
JMHO, but printing on the tissue is simpler than running the sprayed foil through and it also allows you to put the photo over plain paint. Attaching the tissue to the foil takes under a minute and can be done with everyday products. Once the tissue is touched by the topcat or clear, it virtually disappears. Running 2" foil tape through the printer is no easy task and that process is avoided by printing on the tissue.
Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:59 PM
I have never tried the tissue before Husky but want to try it sometime. From the photos I have seen it looks as tho the foil doesn't show up real well through the tissue. Have you compared tissue over just white primer vs tissue over foil?
Posted 11 July 2005 - 02:35 PM
Jed, some of the photos don't give a true indication of how the foil shines through. This one shows it well. No flash was used so the rendition isn't sharp but you can see the refective abilities coming through. It has a painted black back and white belly. As I said, the tissue literally vanishes and the underlying coat comes through. BTW, Folks lure is tissue over white paint.
Posted 11 July 2005 - 03:49 PM
That does show up nice, thank you for posting it. With tissue paper being so thin it seems as if it would be difficult to smooth it out properly on the lure.....I don't know maybe the fact that it is thin is an advantage. I hope to try it sometime in the next couple weeks. Thank you again.
Posted 11 July 2005 - 04:03 PM
I am still a beginner at lure building in general but I read Husky's tutorial and I gave it a shot. I followed his tutorial right through and it worked great for me. Here's a 1 of two gliders I did. Finished with devcon
Posted 11 July 2005 - 06:02 PM
Just practice on a piece of wood. The cost is minimal and you'll get a quick feel for it. Once you lay the Tissue on the foil, It's flimsiness is no longer an issue. Just follow the tutorial and you'll pick it up in no time.
Posted 11 July 2005 - 06:04 PM
I feel like a proud Poppa! Nice work and I'm glad you found the technique usefull.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 09:21 AM
I went to the dollar store yesterday and bought me some of that gift tissue and printed some fish images on it via husky's tutorial and it works GREAT!! The tissue does seem flimsy but surprisingly it holds up well and doesn't tear easily. Now, if only I could find some pics on the web worth printing. anyone have any links?
Posted 12 July 2005 - 10:12 AM
If you go to Yahoo, Google, etc., and choose "images" then type in the species of interest you would like an image for you will find many examples.
I would caution those on this board about using images that are copyrighted...............which most are. If you are building the bait for your own use I wouldn't be concerned but if you plan on selling the baits this could become a serious problem. Just about all lithos used for species identification for state and federal agencies, posters, cards, paintings, etc., are copyrighted!
Posted 12 July 2005 - 10:52 AM
Go to Googles Images and searc under the baitfish you want to get. If you have a digital camera you can take your own.
Here's the result for Minnow.
Also, Yahoo has images that you can search. Remember the more pixels the better the rendition.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:40 AM
thanks Riverman & Husky! when I first searched the web I was searching under "north american fish" and it came up with some off the wall stuff. I'll try your suggestions.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 12:55 PM
hey all. dont meen to sound stupid but im a south african and our terminology is slightly different. when you say tissue paper do you mean the regular kind that you blow your nose with?and if so wont the printer just rip it apart?
Posted 12 July 2005 - 01:30 PM
Welcome aboard, Kirsten. No, it is the type that comes in large sheets and is used as a space filler in gift bags and boxes. There is a picture of it in the Tutorial. Here's the link. The tutorial is in the "How To" section. http://www.tackleund...de=article&k=43
Posted 13 July 2005 - 05:36 AM
thanx so much for your reply. now that i know there is no holding me back. i have been bass fishing for years now and the cost of lurs is horendous besides the fact that making your own stuff is highly rewarding and a hell of allot of fun
Posted 14 July 2005 - 10:36 AM
I di it the way of the tutorial. Using some spray mount. Tissue is on the foil when I Etex'd to a piece of cedar. Problem is the etex won't set up. I have found this to be not mixing equal amounts. This I alays do since I use those little measuring cups. The lure I did before I etex'd the foil down first, let dry. The the image ( on tracing paper ) went down next with more etex and it set up wonderfully. Still don't see alot of diff between tracing paper and the tissue, I used the tracing once and it was to a flat surface. Now a question on enlarging the image size. I keep enlarging the image and it gets larger on my screen, but still comes out the same as before. Is this due to the fact that I need to change the setting to a new paper size somewhere?? I am running a long piece of tissue thru the printer attached to two sheets of reg paper taped together.
Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:21 AM
You'll have to search out an Etex thread for that problem. It seems guys love it or hate it and that it works great or it stinks. Trust me when I say that the Tissue will allow the undercoat to show through much better than tracing paper.
It sounds as though all you're doing is increasing the image size on your screen, and not to the print out. Check your "Page Setup" and Do "Print Preview" to see how it will look printed. I don't use MS PAINT but I believe theres a size reference there somewhere. I think it's inder "Image" and click "attributes".