Last winter I agreed to help someone at my church make ornaments for all the kids. I made a cute design, printed it out and started tracing away on Shrink Film. Now, let me stop here and answer the question some of you might be having- yes, they do sell shrink film for the printer. BUT printer-friendly shrink film is a lot pricier than regular shrink film, and I am all about saving money, especially when you are making several dozen ornaments- the cost adds up! Anyway, after about a dozen ornaments traced, my hand was tired. Really tired. I knew I needed to come up with a better solution, so I discovered how to print on Shrink Film- and it worked great! I was able to knock out the remaining dozens of ornaments in a fraction of the time the first few- YAY!
Specifications Transparent PET film for inkjet printing PET film,polyester film,transparent Thickness:100micron Transparent PET film for inkjet printing 1. Features: 1) Highly flat appearance and high transparence 2) Non-waterproof and g...
Colors from a color separation are imaged as positives onto transparent film for screen printing. Film positives are output onto sheets or rolls of film using many types of film output devices. Inkjet printers with the correct film work well for output, are inexpensive, and readily available.
1) Make a 1-to-1 film positive. A 1-to-1 film positive for screen printing is an exact-sized reproduction of your artwork on a clear transparency (or film positive). There are a few ways to do this; the most expensive is to have a film outputting shop do this for you (pictured). A cheaper way is to go to Office Depot and buy some clear black/white that will print from your ink jet printer or a photocopier. Transparencies from ink jet printers tend to be a little bit light for screen printing, and the ink toner has a tendency to come off after you burn your first screen, (not so good if you want to reburn your image a few times) but its pretty cheap and works well. Transparencies for photocopiers seem to work a bit better if the copier is any good. The toner seems to stay on the transparencies a lot longer.