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What type of printer should I use to print on acetate? Answered

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cladyire (author)2012-03-24

Can I use Epson Stylus C43SX in printing using acetate?

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-03-15

For inkjet printers, you can buy inkjet transparancies at office supply stores. They're usually expensive, my last pack of 5 was $15. That said, they're textured lightly, and I think it's the texture that allows the ink to adhere. If you cant find the stuff meant for inkjets, you might try fogging your acetate up by rubbing it with very fine sandpaper or very fine steel wool. Just to see what happens.

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I'll first try sanding mine with a very fine sandpaper and if it works, it would be great. But if not, I think it's time to visit the store again. This time, I'll make sure to get the right transparencies. Thanks GuardianFox! : )

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CameronSS (author)2009-03-10

Assuming that you are referring to cellulose acetate transparency film, it depends. Some films are intended for use in inkjet printers, and will warp or melt in a laser printer. Others are designed for laser printers, and ink may not adhere well to them.

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Yokenn (author)CameronSS2009-03-12

I tried it though with my inkjet printer but the ink doesn't dry. I guess maybe it's with my sheet.. Anyway, thanks CameronSS! : )

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