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    • #7654
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      This question comes from Elizabeth:

      I’ve been working with resin for a few years and have always had to coat my paper ( I print images on regular printer) up to 4 times to make sure the resin doesn’t “bleed” through.

      I just learned about Diamond glaze and Microglaze. Do you know if using one of these product would allow me to coat just once to seal my paper? I would still want to use regular 2 part resin to get the flawless shiny, domed look I get. Alternatively, I just watched one of your videos and you mentioned special paper that might be use. Do you sell blank paper that may be better than the photo paper that I currenctly use and have to coat multiple times?
      Thanks for any help!

    • #7655
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hi Elizabeth,

      If you are not getting good results with glue, in my opinion, I don’t think Diamond Glaze will be any better. I still have to seal my images before using Diamond Glaze.

      The ‘waterproof’ paper I like to use is Tyger paper. Instead of buying a big box of it, many copy stores will have it. You can see if they will sell you several pieces to test before committing to a big purchase.

      I will also mention that I don’t have any experience using Tyger paper with an inkjet printer. I have used it with a color laserjet and been quite happy.

    • #7658
      Elizabeth Sugarman
      Guest

      Thanks for the tip on Tyger paper. I’d never heard of it. Is it similar to photo paper? And, have you tried the “Microglaze as a sealer? From what I read, it’s more of a wax than a glue.

    • #7686
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      I haven’t worked with photo paper enough to make a comparison.

      Unfortunately, I haven’t worked with microglaze either. I don’t know if it would work for your purpose.

    • #7694
      Clinton Gallagher @tapABILITIES
      Guest

      I print on high gloss photo paper and then cut out shapes on a Silhuette Cameo. Before I send my printed sheet through the cutter I spray it with clear Acrylic (gloss or matte) which is impervious to resin. Try it. Its is inexpensive and works perfectly

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      Katherine Swift
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