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Nowadays, printers are ignored in many homes.
Maybe it gets a little exercise around the tax time.
However, as more and more people rely on mobile phones to map or use high
Read the article and they print less.
But more can be done with home printers.
Do you know that your home printer is also a custom textile manufacturer?
It can also make board games, 3-
D. Models and hardcover books.
Artisans and amateurs breathe new life into this category by developing unusual activitiesit-
Your own project, the company keeps track of them by creating materials provided through the printer.
All you need is the right tools and a little skill to give this printer a new use.
Canon, a printer company, has built a website that encourages paper craft, a model of part origami and a part scale.
The component is signed as a graphic blueprint.
You cut the sheets and fold them into 3-D models.
Projects are different from basic projects
Page plans to build a complex schematic that requires 20 or more drawings.
Canon Creative Park-free-to-
Download traditional items like Arc de Triomphe, holy.
Louis or Keki
Canon has a profit motive-
You will use more ink.
But Yamaha, a motorcycle manufacturer, has different motives.
It fills in a free pdf on the website for building a paper model of its Vmax motorcycle, MT01 engine or motorcycle off-road bike.
Another example of the art form of advertising can be found on Paperkraft's blog.
Net, which publishes links to projects imagined by independent designers, which are strongly inspired by Japanese comics or cartoons, characters and vinyl monster dolls.
Advertising printers can also be used to update garage sales findings such as old bottles, kitchen jars or furniture where labels stick to them after being soaked in water.
Making these water slide decals used to be a professional job, but now you can get the white and transparent version of the decal in the art store. Decalpaper.
Com sells laser and inkjet versions for $10 for $20.
After filling the decal sheet through the printer, you will need to spray several layers of clear acrylic finish to protect your design.
Then you use them like any decals
Soak it in water to activate its glucose adhesive, slide it into the position of the surface, and adjust it before the adhesive is solidified.
The paper project will not end.
The commercial board game is just the choice of printed work, so why not release your own game?
Many enthusiasts have designed game supplies that can be downloaded as PDFs and then printed out, including boards, Games pieces and event cards.
Although it is easy to put these files together, it may take some internet investigation to find the files to download. BoardGameGeek.
Com is a good first stop.
Its forum contains users-
The generated list of games worth printing, some of which are new and unique.
Other games are Revision of out-of-
Printed or blurry wooden boards like the Dark Army and the dawn of the dead.
For those who want to make a fully customized game, Microsoft offers templates through its home magazine website that allows you to design your own game using Excel and Word.
With a little effort, inkjets can also print on the fabric.
To produce your own textiles, you need a printer that uses pigment ink instead of dye ink, because the dye ink will not be set up correctly and they can easily be washed away if you do not pre-process your fabric.
Many printers for Epson, Canon and HP
Packard uses pigment ink.
The only way to know which ink the printer uses is to ask the manufacturer.
Those who have a budget can simply cut the cloth, such as cotton or fine cloth, narrow enough to put in the printer and then iron the material with glue onto the shiny side of the fridge paper, or stick it to the card paper with glue.
Both give the printer something to grab and feed through the roller.
For any method, make sure to remove wrinkles and air bags, which may cause the image to miss the part of the ink.
It's hard to make sure the fabric doesn't wrinkle when it goes through the printer, so you might want to use the fabric stabilizer.
Online retailer Inkbloom sells a product called Loomtack, a roll of sticky vinyl ($18. 50 for a 108-inch roll).
Cut it into a certain size, peel off to protect the back and smooth your cloth on a sticky side.
Vinyl maintains the position of the entire fabric.
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However, you decide to feed your fabric and you will want to counter the tendency to set the inkjet to print for high resolution photos --
Doing so will give you too much ink on the fabric.
Feed your Textile like you feed regular paper, peel the fabric off the stabilizer when printing is done.
Natural fabrics like cotton, fine linen and linen work best because they catch the ink most stably, although trying other textiles can produce unique effects.
The Double Life of Inkbloom Loomtack life.
You can run Loomtack through your own inkjet.
Cut off your design, peel off the back and stick your new stickers anywhere you want.
Cloth is just the beginning.
The specially printed ribbon gives a personal feel to the regular gift and is relatively easy to make.
Use word-draft a custom message to fit the width of the ribbon
Processing or graphics
Print the design on standard paper and use this as a guide with double-sided tape.
Feed the paper through the printer again, this time selecting transparency as the printer option.
This will reduce the consumption of ink and prevent your design from bleeding or streaking.
For ribbons longer than standard paper, put multiple pages of tape together to create a long banner that can be fed through the printer.
To avoid smooth materials that are difficult to penetrate the ink and may lead to application.
Printing your own fabric is critical to Katie Stringer's project
Turn the paperback into a hardcover book.
Author of parenting blog Ohdeedoh. com, Ms.
Steuernagle updated her child's old clothes
Collection of Beverly Cleary books, custom hard cover.
Ladies, use paperback as a guide
Steuernagle cut new front and back covers with cardboard, adding a quarter
Inch to height minus a quarter-
Inches from width.
A new spine was cut in another quarter.
Inches are hooked in height and width.
Three pieces of cardboard, half.
Inches between each and assemble using one-on-one
A sheet of white paper and a glue stick.
She then drafted a template in Photoshop and showed a simple cover and spine design using the tag downloaded free of charge from the blog Poppytalk.
Everything was printed on muslin with her spray.
She glued the printed fabric to the new cardboard cover and attached it to the paperback cover.
"I put all my chicks
The paperback in James Joyce's novel . "
She said her next project was to redecorate an oval.
There is a photo of Margaret Russell on the chair supporting Louis, who is the new editor of The Architectural Digest.
It's not a bad way to attract some people's attention to what dust is-A covered printer.
A version of the article appeared in The New York Times on September 23, 2010, with the title: expand the creative horizons of your printer.
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