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I love making cards and I just starting using copic markers. I use cardstock for my cards; but, the markers are bleeding - can anyone tell me why and if I should be using something else instead of cardstock. Thanks, Bonnie
Can you clarify what is bleeding? Is the black line of the printed image bleeding when you color, or is the ink from the copic marker bleeding past the black line of the image?
If the black line from your digi image is bleeding, you can try heat setting the image before coloring by just running an embossing heat gun over it, or let it sit for an hour or so before coloring, so the ink has time to dry thoroughly.
There is (1) the black outline bleeding and (2) the copics ink bleeding outside of the black outline.
1. Black outline bleeding could be due to your printer's ink. I found (sadly) that my HP Inkjet printer's ink bleeds with Copics, so I cannot color images that I print on my HP printer with copics (even if I heat set the ink). I understand that Canon printers work pretty well with copics (no bleeding of the black ink). Others have had luck with HP Inkjet and copics, so it might be the ink that I have to use with the model printer that I have.
2. As others mentioned it could be your paper for either black ink bleed or copic ink bleed. The papers that I use that I have good results with using Copics are Neenah crest cover, copics x-press, and the cardstock paper from Wal-Marl.
3. If the issue is that the copic ink is bleeding outside of the image outline, then try not going all of the way to the black printed line when you color. The ink travels when you color.
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Stampin' Fool - Thanks for the info. I have an HP printer and I heat set the image - so maybe you are right - it could be the HP printer. I will try to avoid the black lines and colour a bit away from them. The bleeding I have is outside the black lines. Thanks again. Bonnie