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Topic: Newbie question on Epson Picturemate  (Read 815 times)
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« on: May 22, 2006 07:59:37 AM »

I have an Epson picturemate, and it claims the photos it prints are waterproof.  It only prints in 4x6 size, but if I get 4x6 transfer paper will this work for transfers?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2006 05:05:22 AM »

Hmm.. well they say if your printer uses durabrite inks (which I believe most epsons do??) than your prints will be waterproof.  I'd say try it out.  My printer is an epson and uses durabrite inks too, but the inks are not waterproof.  I'm not sure why, as many people here on craftster have said their inks never smear, etc..
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2006 09:19:43 PM »

Here is how i tested it.. We printed an image at 300 DPI full color photo settings on regular paper and as soon as it came off the printer we took it and ran it under water.. Now while the paper quickly became saturated the ink did not smear or run... We have epson c88 printers that use durabrite inks.. These inks are TOP NOTCH for heat pressing and will last longer on your shirts.. We have some that have been washed once or twice a week over the last year and they look just as good as a silk screened shirt washed the same amount of times.. These inks are giving "iron-ons" a GOOD name!

<NOTE> if you print anything over 300 dpi you just might get smearing.. Then again you dont need anything over 300.. the more DPI the more ink layers you get and eventually the ink will sit on top of the paper instead of being inbedded into it.. This would cause runs and smears.. for professional quality a setting of 200-250 usually suffices.. 300-350 would be the suggested max... hope this helps!

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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2006 07:50:13 AM »

Thanks so much!
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