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« on: August 23, 2009 02:43:42 PM »

So is this lame or awesome - or something in between  Wink

I ran shrink paper through my inkjet - shrunk them up, punched holes in the corners and linked them all together. Ta Da, a bracelet!





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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009 03:03:29 PM »

why did i never think of that!? ingenious. how well did it go through the printer? the shrinky dink paper i ever used was pretty thick and nonflexible. at any rate that bracelet looks hot.
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009 03:18:52 PM »

Definitely not lame! That looks so cool. I'm sure no one would know it was shrink plastic unless you told them:D I love the design you used.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009 03:24:05 PM »

why did i never think of that!? ingenious. how well did it go through the printer? the shrinky dink paper i ever used was pretty thick and nonflexible. at any rate that bracelet looks hot.

something like this was probably used: http://www.dickblick.com/products/grafix-shrink-films/?wmcp=yahoo&wmcid=SiteSubmitProducts&wmckw=Grafix+Shrink+Films#photos

it's made for inkjet printers, whereas the regular stuff isn't.  so don't use it in your printer.

I've been dying to get some inkjet shrink plastic.  and this is definitely not lame.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009 04:17:06 PM »

I need shrink that will go through a color laser. I would do such great shrinkys. LOL, I have great graphics programs.
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009 04:55:01 PM »

Looks awesome, it would go great with the shrinky skull necklace I made.

why did i never think of that!? ingenious. how well did it go through the printer? the shrinky dink paper i ever used was pretty thick and nonflexible. at any rate that bracelet looks hot.

something like this was probably used: http://www.dickblick.com/products/grafix-shrink-films/?wmcp=yahoo&wmcid=SiteSubmitProducts&wmckw=Grafix+Shrink+Films#photos

it's made for inkjet printers, whereas the regular stuff isn't.  so don't use it in your printer.

I've been dying to get some inkjet shrink plastic.  and this is definitely not lame.  Smiley

You can use regular shrink plastic in your printer, it takes some playing around with though to get it to come out right.

I need shrink that will go through a color laser. I would do such great shrinkys. LOL, I have great graphics programs.

Laser printers won't work, I believe they get too hot for the plastic. Sorry lovesclutter, ya gotta use an inkjet.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009 05:18:19 PM »

Looks awesome, it would go great with the shrinky skull necklace I made.

why did i never think of that!? ingenious. how well did it go through the printer? the shrinky dink paper i ever used was pretty thick and nonflexible. at any rate that bracelet looks hot.

something like this was probably used: http://www.dickblick.com/products/grafix-shrink-films/?wmcp=yahoo&wmcid=SiteSubmitProducts&wmckw=Grafix+Shrink+Films#photos

it's made for inkjet printers, whereas the regular stuff isn't.  so don't use it in your printer.

I've been dying to get some inkjet shrink plastic.  and this is definitely not lame.  Smiley

You can use regular shrink plastic in your printer, it takes some playing around with though to get it to come out right.

I wouldn't use it though.  I don't trust it.  it also might depend on how your paper loads.  my printer practically folds the page in half, while my old one hardly bent it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009 05:47:25 PM »

I would not risk my printer with the "Shrinky Dink"  material.

I used "Graffix Shrink Film" specifically for inkjets. You can order it online. I found it at a local craft shop. NOT Michaels - they don't carry it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2009 07:26:44 PM »

I think I got mine (inkjet printable shrink plastic) at Hobby Lobby, but it was Shrinky Dink brand. I'm surprised that Michaels doesn't carry it. They usually have a bigger selection than Hobby Lobby in their shrink plastic.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2009 01:15:37 PM »

This is NO doubt awesome!
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