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Old 06-23-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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sometimes when I color my digis w/ copics the image smears why?
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I either heat set the ink, or let the image sit for a day or so before coloring with the copics, or it does bleed. Have you tried using a heat gun on the image to help "set" the ink?
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Thank you for the suggestion Craftysister! I will try heat setting the image before coloring-hopefully that'll resolve the problem.
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You can also try changing your print options to print on "best" or "photo". If you have newer printer with a separate photo black ink cartridge, this will make the printer use the photo ink rather than the regular black ink. Sometimes the different ink doesn't smear when using copics.
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thank you cat woman-I will try changing it to best as I do not have a separate photo cartridge.
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If those things don't work, you can take in your printed images to an office supply store and get photocopies.. those are laser copies and the ink won't smear.
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thank you Colleen- I will be giving all the ideas a good try to see which works best for me! Can't wait to get back to my digis with the Copics! TFS
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I am always amazed at how every time I come here to ask a question, not only has someone beat me to it, but there are already great answers! Once again, thanks ladies.
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I use an old HP Laser printer and I have no issues at all with printing and coloring digis.

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I've let mine sit for, oh say a month, AFTER heat setting and it still smears. I haven't had a chance to go to Staples to get a photocopy done. I am not really close to Staples. I have a whole stack of printed digis that I can't use.
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I've let mine sit for, oh say a month, AFTER heat setting and it still smears. I haven't had a chance to go to Staples to get a photocopy done. I am not really close to Staples. I have a whole stack of printed digis that I can't use.
You can still use them and colour with pencil crayons and oms if you have them. You could also watercolour them, but I would go light with the water if they're on regular cardstock.
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actually I guess I should have said that. I didn't try the copics because I was using prismacolor colored pencils and OMS and that smeared. I was scared to try the copics after that
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actually I guess I should have said that. I didn't try the copics because I was using prismacolor colored pencils and OMS and that smeared. I was scared to try the copics after that
I would try your copics. It may not smear. If you have a yellow copic, try that one. It seems for some reason that yellow will smear more than the other colours. You never know... Its worth a try. You could be colouring away to your hearts content.
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I tried coloring with the copics and it smeared. I did order new paper today so I'll try that too. I was using PTI and now I am going to try Cryogen from paper temptress.
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I would try your copics. It may not smear. If you have a yellow copic, try that one. It seems for some reason that yellow will smear more than the other colours. You never know... Its worth a try. You could be colouring away to your hearts content.
It is always my yellows!

Thanks for the suggestions. I am in the market for a new printer, does anyone have any suggestions on ink and paper that doesn't smear with Copics.
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I have an HP all in one 6500 and I use Hammermill Color Copy Digital paper. I have no problems with bleeding and the Copics color/blend beautifully on this paper.

Here is the only digi I have done so far. Look at some of the tiny spots I had to color on the foliage and rope. Absolutely no bleeding . Plus the blending worked perfectly on all of it
As you can see the bonnet is yellow and the baby bottle is white so any bleeding would have been apparent.

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I have an injket printer and I don't have any problem with smearing. I just let my paper sit for about 10 minutes before I start coloring with copics; I don't heat set. Maybe the problem you're having isn't your printer at all but the paper you're using?

I use either Cryogen White (you can buy it through papertemptress.com) or GinaK's Pure Luxury Cardstock 120# (buy it through her website)...depending on the image and the number of layers of color and amount of blending I'll be doing. Cryogen can withstand a LOT more coloring and manipulation than GinaK. And both of these papers go through the printer beautifully.
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