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« on: April 01, 2014 06:52:54 PM »

I want to make some old stained labels for bottles and jars. I love the tea stain look and the warping of the paper.  Does anyone have experience tea-staining paper they've printed on with an ink jet printer?  I'll just be using black ink (grey scale).  I thought of staining before, but I wonder the the warped and swollen paper will feed through well.
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014 06:04:59 AM »

I was thinking tea staining before printing too - then maybe what you can try doing is misting the paper again to moisten, and then ironing it gently to see if you can flatten it again enough to go through the printer.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014 06:58:34 AM »

I was thinking tea staining before printing too - then maybe what you can try doing is misting the paper again to moisten, and then ironing it gently to see if you can flatten it again enough to go through the printer.

I hadn't thought I could flatten it again. Neat!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014 10:41:23 AM »

It may or may not work - it won't be perfectly flat, but maybe flat enough to go through the printer.  You could also press it between heavy things too - like pressing flowers.
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