Introduction: How to Print on Contact Paper

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First why? Transparencies are expensive. Also it works well for stickers. I use it for photo emulsion screen printing or stencils What you need- Laser printer Clear contact paper Paper Something to print Scissors What we are doing. Attaching a piece of paper to the wax paper side of contact paper so iit will feed in a printer.

Step 1: Cut

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Cut you contact paper into 8 1/2" x 11" so it fits in your printer. Next cut two edges of the wax paper backing about 3/8"

Step 2: Attach

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Carefully align a piece of paper and stick

Step 3: Print

Done. It may wrinkle a bit on the edges from the heat. It works well.


audioguy666 (author)2015-04-09

It has to be a laser printer.

JasonH17 made it! (author)2015-04-07

Thanks for the idea! The final product looked great, but it definitely was a chore. I followed your instructions, but the ink from my ink jet printer never set. I let it dry for a good 10-15 minutes and it still smudged off. I ended up placing another piece of contact paper over the ink side to seal it in. I thought I'd never do it again until my wife told me how expensive sticker paper cost compared to a roll of contact paper. This is a great way to make stickers, but I think you need to add another step where you place a sheet of contact paper over the ink side, let us know what type of ink is needed, if there is a special type of contact paper or if I just need to wait longer. I've attached a picture of the stickers. Our church was making some crafts and we volunteered to provide the stickers. It got the job done cheaply, but with a bit of labor.

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