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Printing on Tracing Paper or Freezer

      I 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 with your results!  Thanks.


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