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Printing on Tracing Paper or Freezer
was looking for a way to print using my INKJET printer on tracing
paper and freezer paper. I know that some people will iron freezer
paper onto muslin and feed it through an Inkjet printer (don't do this
with a Laser Printer) but this will weaken the hold that freezer paper has
on other fabric after it is removed from the muslin. And of course
this doesn't work with tracing paper. I played around with the
problem and found I could simply tape the tracing paper or freezer paper
to plain computer paper and thereby use the computer paper as a carrier
for the other, flimsier paper. I use about 3" of tape along the top (the
edge that feeds into the printer) and side edges of the papers to hold
them together. I have a Lexmark Inkjet for which this works great.
I haven't tried it on any other printers but I would definitely NOT use it
on a Laserjet. The heat used to set the ink for Laserjets would melt the
tape and freezer paper coating and cause a mess.
If you try this with your Inkjet I'd be interested in getting feedback on your success, or lack of success and the make and model printer you tried this on. E-mail me at mgrhine@QuiltDesignNW.com with your results! Thanks.
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