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Old 02-03-2012, 01:48 PM
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What happens if......?

I am about to embark on disc-dyeing, and am wondering if anyone has tried this or has thoughts on this.....

Can cut your vinyl to 8.5" x 11" and then print (with either a laser printer or inkjet) your design?

I appreciate the artwork that has been shown on the site. I have 0 artistic ability, so finding clipart and using cool fonts are about my speed. Just wondering if there's a way to not invest the time or money for a lightbox, and then the hand tracing.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:54 PM
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You could but the ink in inkjet printers don't stick n dry on the vinyl.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:03 PM
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Thanks - do you know if a laser printer would? I don't want to fry my laser printer.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:16 PM
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What if you reversed your image and printed on the back of the sheet would the paper on the back take the ink from the printer?
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:39 PM
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I hadn't thought about this before, but I suppose you could get some full-sheet printer labels and then stick that page to the vinyl. It would make cutting and weeding more difficult but with a sharp new blade it should still work fine. At work I know we did have some sort of plastic sheeting pages that they ran through laser printers for a special project, but I don't know the particulars...they're large high-capacity printers, too, so that may affect the options available.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:36 PM
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The only short-cut in disc dyeing is having somebody else do the legwork for you.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:40 PM
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The only short-cut in disc dyeing is having somebody else do the legwork for you.
^truth
I tried the printer thing and it just got ink all over my hand while I cut it out. I was going to try the nice printer at work but my boss would kill be if the vinyl separated and wrapped around the inside parts. I decided it worth it to buy a cutter a dozen dyes in.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:25 PM
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Tried that once, just gums up the printer, even when printing in the back of the sheet. I don't have a light table, I just use a clear lid for a large rubbermaid container and a goose neck lamp. Cheap and easy, just like me.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:24 PM
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I've also tried it, and the ink didn't stay on the vinyl.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:56 PM
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Besides, 8.5" is too narrow.
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