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#1 flygirl

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    Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:25 PM

    So i bought colored cardstock for my diy invitations. I wanted to make them really simple and print everything on the cardstock in white. It's not working. After a little research I've come to the conclusion that you can't print in white ink. Is that possible? All of the articles I've read say that the ink is too transparent to cover a color. There has to be a way, right?

    #2 StephanieMN

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      Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:51 PM

      I got myself into some jams not remembering this little detail too. I have yet to figure out a way to do it and have never seen a white ink cartridge at the store. We ended up just using the colored stuff as a background for a white peice of paper and wrote the text on the white sheet.

      Another option is to print on some velum and lay that over you colored sheets

      #3 MelissaH

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        Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:14 PM

        White ink does not exist! What you'd have to do is print the entire background in a solid colour so the text shows up in white...I hope that makes sense, I'm brutal at explaining things.

        #4 dayisun

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          Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:45 PM

          The color "white" is actually the absence of color . . . and black is the combination of all colors! The suggestion of using a color background on white paper is problably the only one that would work using a regualr printer. You may also try using a very light gray or blue tone to simulate white. Good luck!
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          #5 amyh


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            Posted 09 February 2008 - 01:29 AM

            Have you ever hear of a Gocco machine? It's works the same way as a silkscreen. The ladies at the Weddingbee are all over it and have tons a DIY samples. And even Paper Source is carrying supplies.

            Its pricey but if you have your heart set on making your own invites w/ white ink, I think it may be the only way to go. Good luck!

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