printed panels

tomg efm3 at mediaone.net
Tue Aug 29 02:30:22 CEST 2000


This was printed in B/W on 2 sheets of Avery #8165 "Full Sheet Label 
Bond". (no spray adhesive) Then covered with Rubbermaid clear 
Con-Tact vinyl. (also no spray..;-). The back lip of the Con-Tact 
is secured with clear plastic tape.

http://www.xavax.com/efm/pcb/mm2-rack.pdf

Tom


> I did use spray varnish!  The big problem is that my panels are colored
> - completely covered in toner, so near the edges they are really
> susceptible to the toner cracking away. The paper used is also a fairly
> high gloss paper, as this is required by the copier/printer I use. If I
> was leaving the bulk of the panel white (or whatever color the paper
> was) it might be a different matter.
> 
> Ken
> 
> Theo wrote:
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Ken Stone <sasami at blaze.net.au>
> > 
> > > The idea of printing panels is not new - a lot of us do it, however, in
> > > the ones I've tried, varnishing them fails utterly. My printouts are
> > > from a color laser printer, so the bond between the toner and the paper
> > > is too weak to make varnishing viable - it crumbles so easily.
> > 
> > Use varnish from a spray can.
> > First two layers or so should be real tin!!
> > The solvent in the varnish dissolves the toner.
> > When the first layers are to thick, the toner can "run".
> > 
> > Have done this several times with both color inkjet and color laser jet.
> > Worked fine for me.
> > 
> > Hope this helps, Theo.
> 
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