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

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Philnw2
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Anything to look out for in printing transparencies with my inkjet?
Apr 23, 2013

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

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John W  Hall
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Re: Anything to look out for in printing transparencies with my inkjet?
In reply to Philnw2, Apr 24, 2013

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.

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Endrick Man
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Re: Anything to look out for in printing transparencies with my inkjet?
In reply to John W Hall, Apr 25, 2013

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!

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Re: Anything to look out for in printing transparencies with my inkjet?
In reply to Philnw2, Apr 25, 2013

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

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