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Old 07-03-2010, 04:10 AM
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Okay, I need (read caps here) to print on freezer paper and I am pretty nervous about it. I have a Dell 948 printer. Couldn't tell you whether it's a daisey duke wheelie kind of printer (probably not, they're pretty much vintage now I think) or a laser thingy or a jet jobber but I have to put two ink cartridges in it when the idiot light tells me too. So could somebody give me very specific instructions here. I'd really, really appreciate it.
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:22 AM
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I have found that it works best if you cut your freezer paper off the roll in the same size as a sheet of paper. Then iron it to your ironing board on a LOW setting (I use 4 out of 7), this will flatten the paper for you while still maintaining it's stickiness because it was a low setting. Then feed it through your printer just like a piece of paper. It should be fed through so the papery side (not the shiny side) gets printed on. It should not matter what type of ink it is since you are printing on the papery side, it prints just like it does on regular paper.

You can also buy pre-cut freezer paper sheets which are already flattened and feed through easier. I personally don't use them and have never had a problem, but it is an option. Those sheets can be found in a quilting store or joanns or something.

Good luck!
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:34 AM
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I believe you have an ink jet printer. Did you purchase the sheets of freezer paper or are you using the paper off the roll from the grocery. If from the grocery, then it needs to be cut down to size 8 1/2" x 11" to run through the printer. Make sure that you print on the side that is paper on - not the wax side. To do this I would take a sheet of paper and make a mark on one side of it then singlely feed it into the printer. When it prints out you'll know which side your printer pulls and prints on. Then feed the freezer paper through and print.

Hope this helps. :wink:
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:52 AM
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The above suggestions are very good, also hand feed the freezer paper in, one piece at a time.

I put a big X on a piece of copy paper, put it in the tray, X side up. Now print a pracitice sheet. If the printer prints on the X side, you know to put the freezer paper in paper side up. If it prints on the non X side, put your freezer paper in waxy side up :wink:
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:14 AM
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Great suggestions. The only way it would be a problem is if you have a laser printer. It does sound like yours is an ink jet printer because of the cartridges.
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