How Do You...
We get questions all the time about using
collage sheet images that you print at home
if all you have is an ink-jet printer?
We thought you'd like to know what
we advise so here's a response that
we sent to a customer just last week...
When all I had was an ink jet printer, I would
use a decent weight paper (not the thin stuff like
cheap copy paper) and print the sheet. Let it dry
very well (an hour or even more if it's humid.)
Then get some ModPodge and a brush.
Paint a very thin coat of the stuff over the images.
Go vertical. let it dry, then brush across.
Let that dry well. Then cut out your images to use.
Try not to saturate the back (use as little glue
as you need to stick to the surface you're gluing to)
Let it dry then coat the piece with the ModPodge
using the same technique.
wait for a sale at someplace like Staples or
Office Max and get color copies made.
Tell them not to change the size of the file
(I usually send the files online to them) and
to use a 24 or 32 pound bond bright white paper.
It's worth the money because toner never smears!!!
We hope this inspires you to NOT be
afraid to print your own sheets at home!
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