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Printing transparencies

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard HP InkJet Printers' started by flyboy, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Mar 30, 2015
    flyboy

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    Will this work with my officejet pro 8600 ?

    Is it cheaper just to get Staples to do it @ probably a buck a copy? (CanD)
     
  2. Mar 31, 2015
    fotofreek

    fotofreek Printer Master Moderator

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    Several companies make inkjet coated transparany materials. just google inkjet transparency and you can then check out the compatability with your printer - dye based or pigment based inks.
     
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    Ink stained Fingers

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    you need foils suitable for inkjet print as mentioned, they are available in various configurations. Some have a removable paper edge either at the top or the side to let your printer know that you are feeding paper, otherwise a sensor may not recognize transparent material. Please be aware that
    color prints don't look very pretty when displayed, the HP printer is using pigment inks to my knowledge, and those pigments are not translucent like dye inks so the color may look rather dull, with not so much color saturation. Sometimes a good b/w foil does look better than a dull color foil, tha requires some testing for the best results.
     
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    PeterBJ

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    I also think that only dye ink is suitable for inkjet transparencies. Dye inks are transparent and pigment inks are opaque.
     
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    Wow! You guys know your stuff. Thanks. Lots of food for thought.
     
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    George in Georgia

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    Good info! When my R1800 was behaving itself I toyed with the idea of printing big "transparencies" of photos for display. Now that I have a Pro-100 I'll have to try it.
     
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    The Hat

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    Here is the stuff I use for my transparencies..
    3M.jpg
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2015
    ThrillaMozilla

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    I'm not so sure how opaque pigment ink is. I saw some Pro-10 or Pro-1 prints on metallic paper, and they seemed amazingly transparent. I think that will look great on silver CDs!
     

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