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Old 11-29-2008, 06:46 AM
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Has anyone tried running Steam-A-Seam2, with the paper still on both sides, through an ink jet printer to print a cutting pattern on the paper? There is no mention on the package as to whether this can be done and it would save gobs of tracing time and increase accuracy if it's possible. It does have the potential of fusing the inside of my printer, however. :shock: My printer is not a "straight run" type either, which makes it more of a risk. It turns the paper over on the way through. Just wondering if it's been tried and what the results were. Thanks.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:54 AM
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I've never tried it before.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:00 AM
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I emailed the company and asked them. Will report back on what, if anything, they say, but just wondered if anyone has actually tried it.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:22 AM
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I would be hesitant because the paper is not water-friendly. When you use steam, it can crinkle and such, so I have the feeling the ink would smear rather than dry. Another consideration is the age - as it gets older, the paper and glue can separate. You don't want this happening in the machine.

If you are thinking of using it in a laser printer - NO WAY - the fusing unit that sets the toner will melt the glue. Probably void your warranty and get you a bad reputation in the repair shop.

By way of experiment, if you have any of the paper peeled off, you could try running it through to test for smearing.

I would be willing to bet the company says no, just because you cannot cover the liability from so many different printers and inks that folks use, Looking over my last few printers, there is a world of difference between them.

I keep scrap paper around and use that for patterns and such.
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Keep us posted nor'easter.
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