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Printing on Black Paper

Print on regular white paper. Adhere the print to the black paper with rubber cement or temporary adhesive. Do the cutting, and scoring if needed (light scoring can also be used to mark glue edges ...
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Printing on Black Paper

Printer ink is very hard - if not impossible - to see on black paper, because the ink soaks into the paper. Laser printer toner creates a very thin layer of molten plastic on top of the paper, so you ...
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Aligning multi-color woodblock print?

My bachelor's degree was in Fine Arts, with a focus on wood block printing. The technique I was taught involved marking the center line on the back of the leading edge of the paper. (The end that ...
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Laser cutter engraving when it should be cutting

If your laser cutter is treating vectors as raster information, there's a good chance that it's receiving incorrect instructions. One such example of this might be in Adobe Illustrator where you can ...
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Should I add certificates of authenticity to limited prints of my digital artworks?

The provenance that a certificate adds, when combined with a bill or contract of sale, is more than just proof that you did it. It is also proof that the holder has a legitimate claim to a legitimate ...
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High accuracy transfer of cutting blueprint onto plywood

The toner transfer method of transferring an image onto a PCB should also work on wood. Basically you laser print (a mirror image if you need to work from the front) on suitable paper (I've done this ...
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I have a bunch of bright white cardstock. Is there something I can add to make it glossy like glossy card stock

Have you considered using a high-gloss clear spray paint? And I would suspect that gloss = plastic to some degree, and an inkjet printer basically sets down ink droplets. If you print on glossy paper ...
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What is the "fine art term" for office printer as medium?

Chris H's comment is the answer in a nutshell: the description should include the medium, and depends on the type of printing. If it's an inkjet print, you can state that; if it's a laser print, the ...
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Printing on Black Paper

Generally you can print with white ink in many inkjet printers. However, there are some very important notes. Not all printers will work well when this is done. In many cases this is due to the ...
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How should I be planning my reduction print designs?

If the have a computer drawing program such as Photoshop, gimp or Inkscape you could use those programs layering ability to simulate the different cut and colour "layers" you are looking to achieve. ...
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What type of printer should I use for cardstock?

Your question is somewhat broad-ranging and is usually discouraged on Stack Exchange forums. Your last question certainly fits that bill. Those answers can be found by searching for reviews of ...
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What home printer is capable of printing on board book pages

You've not provided much in the way of your available equipment and skills, and the task you've set for yourself has substantial supporting requirements. A book press is top of the list. You can ...
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What home printer is capable of printing on board book pages

After about a week of scouring the web I found a forum that mentions using an HP Photosmart Pro B9180. This is a semi-pro printer. It has an option for a straight paper path and can print on items up ...
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Printing on Black Paper

I'll go with a completely different idea. Use a laser cutter, or vinyl or paper cutter to do your work. You already have a PDF, so you should be able to open it in a variety of software to send it to ...
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Is it possible to print directly into a bound journal?

Short answer: such a printer does not exist (at least not as far as I'm aware). The reasons are the precision required for the common printing technologies and the price dumping in the consumer market....
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What technique has been used for this illustration?

It is very likely made using silkscreen or lithography. Since these designs seem to have been made using stencils cut out of paper, I think silk screen printing would have been the more practical ...
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Glue/Stick printed labels/stickers onto fabric

There is iron-on transfer paper that will work in an inkjet printer, but I took a quick look at the instructions and it actually takes quite a lot of ironing to attach it, and I would be concerned ...
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Glue/Stick printed labels/stickers onto fabric

You could use self adhesive clear pockets and print the labels to place inside. Available in a range of sizes from A6 to A3 depending on your needs. They are made from durable PVC, you just peel off ...
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What are the typical wood types used for Japanese traditional woodblock printing?

From Wikipedia's article on Japanese woodblock printing: The text or image was first drawn onto thin washi(Japanese paper), then glued face-down onto a plank of close-grained wood, usually cherry. ...
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Is there an easy way to get my computer/printer to do booklet imposition?

I looked into this years ago when I was printing out some books to test my leather binding skills. Back then you likely would have used dedicated software to perform this function. Software has ...
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Is there any way to print white colour onto paper?

- Method 1 - The fastest and smartest way is, set color as RGB(0,0,1). But if you want to print white color permanetly and want to white color following method 2 - Method 2 - You will not get ...
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Is there any way to print white colour onto paper?

There is white Trace-it transfer paper from a company called ScratchArt[1]. This would require you to print out your image first then trace over image to make the actual image transfer. Similar to ...
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High accuracy transfer of cutting blueprint onto plywood

Another alternative would be to use a home vinyl cutter such as the Silhouette, the Circuit or the Scan-N-Cut to cut out your template on decent quality paper. I use a silhouette to cut stencils all ...
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Is there a way to emboss paper without using any tool or machine?

Weight. Like a flower press. You could put the paper you want to emboss between books with the motif or design touching the paper. You could use wood to protect the books.
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Use laser toner for embossing powder?

You should not handle toner powder at all without a high quality filter mask and potentially safety glasses. Loose toner is a health risk for the respiratory system due to it's particle size. It's not ...
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What is the "fine art term" for office printer as medium?

The art form is called photocopy art, copier art, xerox art or sometimes just xerography with copier art being the most common. It was an experimental art form that originated with artists putting ...
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Printing on Black Paper

You have another answer that is 90% there. You need a black ink cartridge, empty it (print if possible), then fill it with white ink. Most new printers read the codes on the cartridges so you need ...
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How to copy game box art prints to wall posters?

You can either scan the boxes with a high DPI setting, or take photographs of them with a semi-professional camera. In both cases you'll end up with a high-definition digital reproduction. You might ...
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Laser printer paper for clear wall decals? Never done anything like this and not sure what to buy

Depends on the type of paint on the walls and the type of adhesive on the decals. In general, with normal PVA the sticker is going to end up damaging the paint either by bonding tightly and peeling ...
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