Help Printing On Wafer Paper

Decorating By __Martha__ Updated 25 Oct 2008 , 11:29am by __Martha__

__Martha__ Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 1:32am
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I am making some leaves for a cake that I am doing for Sunday. The first page that I did a week or so ago was fine. The three I did tonight have globs of ink through the leaves. This is a brand new printer and I was just about in tears thinking it was messed up already.

As an afterthought, I ran the same page of leaves through on a Frosting Sheet and no problem at all. They look great.

Any ideas? I know the wafer paper doesn't absorb as well, but should I be changing any settings - it's on "photo" and "matte presentation paper". I ran one off on semi-gloss presentation paper and it didn't make a difference.

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Molly2 Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 2:37am
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What kind of printer do you have

Molly

leah_s Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 2:40am
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Once you gel them it will probably be all right. Ii actually add color to my gel and alter the colors a bit anyway. Leaves aren't perfectly colored IRL.

__Martha__ Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 11:29am
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Molly - It's an Epson CX8400.

Leah - You are right - I was able to use about 50% of them once they were gelled. I am also going to give them a quick shot of bronze lustre spray, so that should disguise most of the imperfections.

I guess printers just don't like wafer paper.

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