Anything to look out for in printing transparencies with my inkjet?

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Philnw2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,658
Anything to look out for in printing transparencies with my inkjet?

These are the kind of transparencies used in overhead projectors.  i see that Staples sells them in the US.

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Phil B
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John W Hall Contributing Member • Posts: 549
Re: Anything to look out for in printing transparencies with my inkjet?

I suggest you look carefully at which type of inks to use with them.

Dyes filter some colours out of transmitted light, pigments reflect some colours and absorb others.

So I expect to find that Dyes: good, Pigments: bad, on a transparency.

but perhaps it is not so simple.

Endrick Man Contributing Member • Posts: 506
Re: Anything to look out for in printing transparencies with my inkjet?

Done it some years ago and it works well, there didn't seem to be any problems with the inks in my Epsom photo priner.  You do need to make sure you use transparencies that are intended for inkjet printing as some heat  can be generated in the process and a melted transparencie would be unfortunate to say the least!

RS_RS Senior Member • Posts: 1,734
Re: Anything to look out for in printing transparencies with my inkjet?

Philnw2 wrote:

These are the kind of transparencies used in overhead projectors.  i see that Staples sells them in the US.

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Phil B
Nex 5n, Pentax K5, Epson R3000

I thought OHPs were about as widely used as slide rules and tape recorders these days, but there you go!

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