I was planning to make numerous custom bound journals where I use a piece of transparency film as the protective cover around all my pages and would also be bound with the pages.
Part of my idea was having a black and white image printed on the covers and then a colored transparency over them for a cool coloring effect.
I could not find any pre-colored transparencies that were the correct size; I did managed to find these but my journal size is 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches, or an 8.5 inch by 11 inch sheet of paper folded on the long edge. The material must be flexible enough for me to fold it to this proper size.
I ended up purchasing Computer Grafix brand clear film for inkjet form my local art supply store, with the intention of dying or painting the sheets to color them myself but I’m not exactly sure how to do that.
I want the whole sheet colored, and if I just print on them I know the printer will have a border and not go all the way to the edge.
My other concern is that as mentioned, I plan on making multiple journals, so I need a process that isn't intensive when it comes to making multiples -- I plan on making between 50 and 200 of these. Ideally, if I could avoid extra steps like cutting to size, or deconstructing things to get them to be the shape I want, that would be great. But if there's no way around it I understand.
Do already pre-colored 8.5 inch by 11 inch transparencies exist? If not how do I dye/color the properly sized transparencies I already have?