Thursday, April 3, 2008

Printing Old Postcards on Silk

I used Bubble Jet Set 2000 and Bubble Jet Rinse to copy the images of postcards onto silk. It calls for saturating the silk (cut into 8x11.5" square) in the Bubble Jet Set 2000 for 5 minutes. (Use rubber gloves). Then you allow fabric to dry. Iron it onto freezer paper (also cut to printer size). Then I just put the postcards into my printer and made a color copy. I also tried using cotton, but found my printer ate it up every time I tried to copy onto it. I rinsed it in COLD water and it stayed visible. Don't try to rinse in warm water (ask me how I know!).

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