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cherylannie 03-06-2007 06:37 PM

How do I make rb on with transparencies
 
I have been told you can make rub ons with transparencies? Anyone have ideas? I think this is a really neat to be able to do. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

webseitler 03-07-2007 08:42 AM

Wow! I really want to know what the answer is! My guess... rubbing alcohol. Have you Googled this?

cherylannie 03-07-2007 11:07 AM

Transparencies that are rub ons
 
think I heard you use a desk jet printer not a laser jet. I will try to find out and then post.

lois hand 03-07-2007 11:11 AM

rub ons - transparency
 
Print your design on the shiny side of your transparency using inkjet printer. For words and numbers make sure you print them backwards. Let ink dry a few minutes and then flip it ink side down and rub with a "craft" stick as you do commercial rub-ons.

Chunkydunk 03-07-2007 11:24 AM

I've tried this with a heavy plastic sheet and a regular printer. It didnt work very well, however, I think it would work if I had used the proper stuff. My problem was the ink would not dry on the plastic sheet I used. It was still wet three days later,, so I thought what the heck,, and tried rubbing the image on a piece of paper and it came off,, but it wasnt very good. I think the image transfer was from it still being pretty wet. This is such a cool idea,, I wont be giving up anytime soon,,, but I think I need a different printer. ( When printing your image,, remember to put your printer on photo)

cbet 03-07-2007 08:29 PM

They had some really abbreviated instructions in a PaperCrafts magazine a while back - they said to spray the tranparency with Krylon Preserve It! Spray, then print it on your inkjet printer (remember to reverse your words), then spray the image again and you would be able to use it as a rubon.

I've been meaning to try this; I just have to get off my duff and get the can of Preserve It!

cherylannie 03-11-2007 09:53 PM

Thanks you all so much for the suggestions. We did try it on a copier transpareny (not laserjet) using the rough side with the lettering on it and it did work! Thanks again for all of the help and advice. What a cheaper way to do rub ons and now I can have a whole verse made by me to put inside my card or scrapebook page! Now my cards can ver very personalized inside and out.

Granna on the Go 03-12-2007 12:02 PM

How do you set the printer to print backwards. I am feeling technically challenged at the moment but would like to try making some transparencies into rub-ons.
Thanks.

labullard 03-12-2007 05:36 PM

I saved these instructions from somewhere - sorry, can't remember where:

MAKE YOUR OWN RUB-ON
This technique is just too cool! Rub-ons are all the rage these days, but you may find it difficult to locate the perfect theme, color, etc. for your project. Well, now you can custom make your own!
Supplies you will need:
Transparency sheet or a piece of page protector, cut to fit your printer. (Most will be 8.5 x 11)
Popsicle stick (or similar object to rub the ink)
Computer and Word Processing Program
Printer
1) Open your Word Processing Program, and type the words you want to use for your rub-ons. Choose your favorite font, color, size etc. You can even add a graphic if you like!
2) Choose "Print". Click on "properties" and choose the following:
"Best Quality" (you want as much ink as possible on the transparency)
"Mirror" or "Word Flip" (this will flip your text so that it's backwards.
3) Now print. If you're using a transparency, be sure and print on the slick side, not the rough side. If you're using page protector, either side is fine.
4) After it prints, set it aside to dry for 15 minutes. Don't touch it, it will smudge!
5) Choose the paper/project you want to use. Place the transparency, ink side down on the paper. Using the Popsicle stick, rub firmly across all the letters. Lift it up and voila! Your text is on your project!

Hope that helps! :D

Linda

labullard 03-12-2007 05:41 PM

My advice on using the instructions I just posted: It works great if you hold everything in place, because the ink is still kind of wet even after letting it sit for at least 15 minutes. I used low tack painters tape to tape down the paper AND the transparency to prevent any sliding. Here's an ATC I did using these instructions:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...00&ppuser=7835

Linda

JanYou 03-14-2007 11:02 AM

Printing on transparent sheet
 
According to my instructor at a scrapbooking class, you MUST use the rough side of the clear sheet. You can feel it with your fingers, one side is slightly rougher than the other. I use it all the time to journal on my pages, and I can touch the ink immediately after I have printed it. It dries that quickly. There is never a need to wait for it to dry to work with it. I use an Epson 820 printer. Hope this helps.:-D

labullard 03-14-2007 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JanYou
According to my instructor at a scrapbooking class, you MUST use the rough side of the clear sheet. You can feel it with your fingers, one side is slightly rougher than the other. I use it all the time to journal on my pages, and I can touch the ink immediately after I have printed it. It dries that quickly. There is never a need to wait for it to dry to work with it. I use an Epson 820 printer. Hope this helps.:-D

Your instructor may be correct about that particular kind of transparency, but not everyone has that kind. I found using the slippery side worked just fine for me, as long as I kept things secured. Just so everyone knows there's more than one option to doing these custom rub-ons. Happy stamping!!! :D

Linda

CheriFurr 03-14-2007 01:35 PM

Thank you!
 
Thanks so much, ladies, for all the good information! I appreciate your sharing.

CooCooKatchoo 03-14-2007 01:43 PM

Can't wait to try this! Thanks for posting the instructions!!!

JanYou 03-14-2007 02:15 PM

I use Printable Transparencies from Joann's. You print on the rough side of the transparencies, and dries almost immediately--no smearing at all. Comes in a package of 10 sheets that are 8.5 x 11. In the scrapbook section.

stampsinblue 03-14-2007 02:59 PM

I have printed mine on the "glossy" side of the transparency (mostly because I grabbed a stack that I realized later were glossy on both sides for copiers). This is great for those times when you need a particular image but a stamp doesn't exist, or you wouldn't use it enough to buy one. I used some motorcycle clip art for this "masculine" card & it has always been one of my favorites. Celebrate Moto Style

cherylannie 03-14-2007 04:24 PM

Thank you to all of you!!!!!!!
 
I can't believe how many of you responded. I can't wait to try both of these options.

Thanks again so much. It is truly appreciated.:mrgreen:

oleladydevine 03-14-2007 09:34 PM

Homemade rub-ons
 
I bought a package of transparencies at Wal-mart like school teachers use. You get fifty in a package. One side is rough and the other side is slick. I print on the rough side and things always turn out great. Now I will have to try to do the rub-on soon.

GarnetJ 03-14-2007 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Granna on the Go
How do you set the printer to print backwards. I am feeling technically challenged at the moment but would like to try making some transparencies into rub-ons.
Thanks.

You don't set the printer. You do it in your Word program by choosing something like "Reverse Image" or "Flip Horizontal." I can't tell you exactly which of the pull down menus to use. It depends on your program. But if you go snooping around through the various choices, you will probably find it.

soos 03-15-2007 07:21 AM

It never ceases to amaze me what I can learn here. I just love it here!!!
I have a question about the "homemade rub-ons".....probably silly. Can you reuse the transparency, or is the sheet "done" after one page of rub-ons. (I hope this sense.)

labullard 03-15-2007 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soos
I have a question about the "homemade rub-ons".....probably silly. Can you reuse the transparency, or is the sheet "done" after one page of rub-ons. (I hope this sense.)

Not silly at all! Yes, I have a full size transparency that is dedicated to doing these computer ink-jet rub-ons. I just clean it off with rubbing alcohol when I'm done and it's ready for the next time! :cool: :D

Linda

Linda

stampsinblue 03-15-2007 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soos
It never ceases to amaze me what I can learn here. I just love it here!!!
I have a question about the "homemade rub-ons".....probably silly. Can you reuse the transparency, or is the sheet "done" after one page of rub-ons. (I hope this sense.)

I have reused my transparencies also. Once you rub-on an image, though, you will have to print a new one to use the next time.

Pooka1978 03-15-2007 05:43 PM

Wow y'all I am in shock!! I can't believe that you can do this I am so trying it out tonight! Heck..right now!!! :-)

TIA!!




Mindy

enchntdgal 03-16-2007 07:46 AM

? about the printer
 
Just a quick question,, does it have to be an ink-jet printer? I tried it on my HP P1000 which is a photo printer and it didn't work, is it because it was a photo printer?


Kristen

Mary55075 03-16-2007 10:14 AM

I couldn't wait to give this a try. I had some old transparencies laying around. The image was pretty light when I did the rub on. It could be the type of transparencies I have. I could not find the reverse print in word. Any idea where that may be?

Thanks!

labullard 03-16-2007 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mary55075
I couldn't wait to give this a try. I had some old transparencies laying around. The image was pretty light when I did the rub on. It could be the type of transparencies I have. I could not find the reverse print in word. Any idea where that may be?

Hi Mary! In WORD, choose: file - print - properties - features - click on box for "mirror image"

Also, make sure you are using "best" for print quality, so you get the most ink on the transparency. I rub really hard in every direction with the popsicle stick to make sure I get as much ink onto the paper as possible. Good luck! :D

Linda

missyintx 03-16-2007 02:43 PM

Okay so I had to figure out how to do this. lol
I even went so far as to drive 35 miles to the Apple store to find out
how to flip the letters. (I found that you cant in Appleworks but can in IWork...for those that need to know)

I have used a sheet protector but it is very slick. I am going to go and get some transparencies and see it that works better. It worked but not too dark and stayed wet.

You guys are great. Thanks

Mary55075 03-16-2007 02:56 PM

Thanks Linda and everybody for the information on doing this. I was able to find out where the reverse was (thanks Linda). Have not done that on this printer...just my old one. It was one of those 'dah' moments when I read your note Linda...giggle. Now I just need to play around with the different fonts to see what will work the best. I was NOT very patient and did the rubbing right away. Turned out okay. But will be checking out different fonts for sure. Also have to check and see what all I have for transperencies (sp) as I use to have several different kinds.

Fun...fun...fun!

Thanks again everybody!

Mary
(Mary55075)

stampsinblue 03-16-2007 03:37 PM

If you are using Word, you can also do text as WordArt & choose the Flip Horizontal menu item under "Draw", then "Rotate/Flip" (at the bottom left).

cherylannie 03-17-2007 07:58 AM

Thank you!!!! I have been trying this all night long and could never figure out which buttons to push to get my image to go backwards. Thanks. You are a wealth of information on everything!!!!!!! :)

sperez 03-25-2007 06:36 PM

Beading ??
 
Does anyone find they their rub-ons come out with the ink "beading up"? In other words I have tried it several times (Canon inkjet i470D) and the font shows up with little dots and I have to use a SU marker that matches the color of ink to connect the dots.
Thanks!
Sharon

missyintx 03-25-2007 06:58 PM

Yes, Mine is doing that. I cut apart a page protector and am hoping that is my problem. I cannot justify $39.+ for transparencies right now to try that.
Have to figure this all out.
Missy

sperez 03-25-2007 07:41 PM

Thanks Missy. If its any consolidation prize I am using the transparencies and having these issues, so it may not make a difference.
Anyone else having this problem?
Sharon

lisavengesta 03-25-2007 09:15 PM

that is so neat; you guys have the best ideas! i so have to share this with my friend who love love loves rubons!

cherylannie 03-27-2007 09:34 PM

I am using an HP printer and the transparencies are coming out fine. I just have to remember to reverse the image (letters). It does come out wet but after 15 minutes or so it is dry enough to rub on to my card. And what is so amazing to me is that is doesn't run. I am using an injet printer.

munchkin25 03-29-2007 11:01 AM

does any one know if this can be done with a photo printer? if so how do you set it up? and what side is best to print on?

sperez 03-29-2007 11:05 AM

Hi Loraine,
A photo printer is usually an inkjet and if so yes it would work. What is the make and model?
HTH,
Sharon

munchkin25 03-29-2007 11:25 AM

Sharon,
it is an hp photosmart 7600 series, is what it say when i go to print
if it is too work what print settings do i set it on, i know how to reverse the image but how do i get the ink to come off the pages, i have printed on transparencies before and it is dry in no time just as if i were to print on reuglar paper, is there a specail trick? please help! :)

sperez 03-29-2007 11:41 AM

Yours is an inkjet. I do not have an HP but usually you can select the paper type under the printer's properties menu. You should have one that specifically says transparencies and you want to select the "best quality" for print quality.

Sharon

munchkin25 03-29-2007 11:44 AM

do i print on the smooth side or the rough side? or does it not matter?


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