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« on: December 08, 2004 07:38:42 AM »

I like brown paper, and I was considering making Christmas cards by printing some words on grocery bag paper and decorating. Has anyone ever tried this, will it work or bleed or get stuck? I would stencil but I'm short on time and money for supplies. Any tips wold be appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2004 01:41:27 PM »

Brown craft paper works really well with laser and inkjet printers. (It comes on a roll and runs about $3 for 50 feet... they have it at Target and most mass mailing stores like Mailboxes, Etc.) Just chop down the paper to fit your printer. I'm not too sure about actual grocery bags, tho. I work with a lot of specialty papers and do test-runs through the printer first to see if the ink smears or the paper's too thick to run through. Don't think you should have trouble as long as you run it through the manual feed. Does this help?
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2004 05:08:42 PM »

It gave me the guts to try it! =) It works fine, it doesn't get stuck....the ink seems like draft-quality, but it may be that my printer is running out of ink. It looks beautiful, though! Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004 07:52:09 AM »

Groovie! Glad I could help. Wink
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