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Topic: Tutorial: Homemade Bubble Jet Set *Edited with new recipe* *Edited using inks*  (Read 118152 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2006 06:46:30 PM »

LOVE IT!

Do y'all think it would work with a laser printer?
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2006 09:36:01 PM »

I wonder if turning up the colour saturation in your image before you print it would help with some of the fading.
This is a really great idea as that bubble jet stuff is definitely expensive!
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2006 10:55:28 PM »

LOVE IT!

Do y'all think it would work with a laser printer?

Emmalou - Check this out:

http://www.thomasin.com/printing.html

I wonder if turning up the colour saturation in your image before you print it would help with some of the fading.
This is a really great idea as that bubble jet stuff is definitely expensive!

Yep.  I was thinking that too.  The only thing I was concerned about is whether there would be too much ink for the fabric to soak up which may cause bleeding.  Only one way to find out..... Grin

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Rubywoo - that's exactly the stuff.  It has to be sodium carbonate.  Here's a nice definition from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_carbonate
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2006 11:40:31 PM »

Hmmm. I don't think it would make too much ink.  I mean, theoretically of course.  Not like I have tried this, lol.  But what I meant to say is turning up the saturation in photoshop or your image program of choice should just make the colours darker without affecting the ink volume.  Of course, my printer does have an option in it's driver software to set the level of ink it uses on a particular print job.  Maybe that is what you're thinking about?  I turned that option to the highest setting when I printed some business cards once and they came out literally wet with ink and needed to dry for a while.
I don't have the stuff to make the liquid or I would actually test this now!  I have been itching to do this since I saw it on a quilting show last year, but I didn't ever get around to buying that stuff.
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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2006 12:29:09 AM »

Hmmm. I don't think it would make too much ink.  I mean, theoretically of course.  Not like I have tried this, lol.  But what I meant to say is turning up the saturation in photoshop or your image program of choice should just make the colours darker without affecting the ink volume.  Of course, my printer does have an option in it's driver software to set the level of ink it uses on a particular print job.  Maybe that is what you're thinking about?  I turned that option to the highest setting when I printed some business cards once and they came out literally wet with ink and needed to dry for a while.
I don't have the stuff to make the liquid or I would actually test this now!  I have been itching to do this since I saw it on a quilting show last year, but I didn't ever get around to buying that stuff.


Yes, I think you are right.  My Canon has a setting to make the print brighter or more vibrant.  I might try a few tests on the same photo with Photoshop.

Will let you know how it turns out.
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« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2006 12:35:44 AM »

Cool!  Please do, I'm really curious as to how it would turn out. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2006 12:42:22 AM »

This is awesome! Thanks for posting a tute, I can't wait to try it out! Some thing for xmas presents....
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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2006 02:44:39 AM »

oh wow this is amazing. I've been thinking about buying that stuff for ages, but it's pricey. I can't wait to try this out. Thankyou for figuring this out Smiley
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Emmalou
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2006 05:47:57 AM »

LOVE IT!

Do y'all think it would work with a laser printer?

Emmalou - Check this out:

http://www.thomasin.com/printing.html


Well, now you're just my hero.  Thanks!! Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2006 06:19:53 AM »

Wow! All my questions were anticipated and answered! Terrific!
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