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« on: April 17, 2004 08:21:38 AM »

I don't know if anyone else is running into this issue (sorta lends itself to the health and beauty area, not sure about other crafts) but I found a coolie way to make my labels 'water resistant'.

After you print your labels and they are dry, take a soft (I heat mine with a lighter for a second, then let it cool down some) white wax candle and roll it over the labels. Make sure you coat the whole label! The wax will act as a barrier between the water and your ink.

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2004 12:08:40 PM »

I just bought an Epson Stylus CX5400 (approx $130.00) with durabright ink.  The Durabright Ink is amazing and totally water resistant and smudge proof.  Another collegue/friend of mine has this printer, and you can't believe the stuff she's created...including CANVAS banners- for any of you out there who want a great all in one, this is the one.  Also, all the ink cartridges are separate, so if you run out of magenta, you only have to replace the magenta cartridge- not the whole lot.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2004 05:25:44 PM »

that's a clever idea!  i usually just buy laminating sheets to cover things.  have you tried a non-white candle?  i wonder how that would look...


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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2004 05:32:50 PM »

I haven't tried any other color *grin*

I was using laminating sheets too..this is much more cost efficient.

I would *LOVE* to go buy a new printer but that's way outta my price range...unless anyone wants to donate one or buy a LOT of soap? ~laughing~
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