In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-17-2008, 10:12 AM   #1
Mad Swapper
 
craftyteaspoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bears country
Posts: 1,966
Question Copic markers & printers - any that do not smear?

I love coloring with my Copics but I'm getting tired of just the stamps I have so I thought about some of the larger free coloring pages out there. Hmm, those would be fun to color & use as backgrounds for scrapbook pages. But my printer ink smears with the copics no matter what paper or how long I let it dry.

Any suggestions?
__________________
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
craftyteaspoon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 04:47 AM   #2
Mad Swapper
 
craftyteaspoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bears country
Posts: 1,966
I guess no

I guess no is the answer. I think I'll contact Copic and see what they say. Thank you anyway!
__________________
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
craftyteaspoon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 05:29 AM   #3
Pearl-ExPert
 
tammy miller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Northern KY
Posts: 2,470
Default copic

I sometimes print up from my hp inkjet and have no issue with smearing.
tammy miller is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 05:33 AM   #4
Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
trudee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 9,229
Default

I have used printed images before, I think it has to be laser printed, though? Not 100% positive. I'll check!

__________________
trudee is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 05:38 AM   #5
Glitter Guru
 
AGMommyof2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,643
Default

I used GP paper in my Epson Stylus printer & (my one & only) Copic & Spicas & did not have any problems...

HERE is the card that I did (the pink is the Copic & the green is the Spica)
__________________
Monika
WishRAK Mod
Making Cards Happen ~ My Blog
AGMommyof2 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 05:50 AM   #6
Mad Swapper
 
craftyteaspoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bears country
Posts: 1,966
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AGMommyof2 View Post
I used GP paper in my Epson Stylus printer & (my one & only) Copic & Spicas & did not have any problems...

HERE is the card that I did (the pink is the Copic & the green is the Spica)
I have the GP paper and an Epson Stylus Photo R800 printer -- I'll try that combo and see if it works. Did you have to let it sit for a day or anything?

Thank you!!!!
__________________
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
craftyteaspoon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 08:53 AM   #7
Matboard Maniac
 
scrappinspadiva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tidewater, VA
Posts: 285
Default

Where are y'all finding the images to color? Monika, I love that cat! Where did you find her?
__________________
~~~~~Bridgette~~~~~
scrappinspadiva is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 09:32 AM   #8
Matboard Maniac
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 206
Default

Before I got my new Epson printer (that won't smear) I would put images on one of those stick things that goes in the side of my laptop (or a floppy would work) and took it to an office supply store and had them print off on their laser printer. Really cheap way to get lots of images. Office Max is where I like to go. But I know Kinkos and Office Depot will also do it for you.

You would also want to take your own paper that you like to work with.

Carole
piedpipurr is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 10:02 AM   #9
Inking Addict
 
sixty6pixiestix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 86
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scrappinspadiva View Post
Where are y'all finding the images to color? Monika, I love that cat! Where did you find her?
I wanted to know that too. So I looked again at her card and checked to see if she listed it in the recipe, she mentioned Pink Petticoat Images so I did a search and found the company,

http://www.pinkpetticoat.blogspot.com/

however, their site is down for maintenance and from what I can tell, I think the company sells a CD with the images on it or you can buy the image and they will email it to you?? Not 100% sure.
sixty6pixiestix is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2008, 10:26 AM   #10
Mad Swapper
 
craftyteaspoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bears country
Posts: 1,966
Default

I receive samples from Dover in my email (http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler4/). Different types of coloring pages etc. I like to use them to practice my coloring.
__________________
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
craftyteaspoon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 08:26 AM   #11
Kookie Creator
 
ilikemarkers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 379
Default Printer inks smearing with Copic

Each inkjet printer has a different type of ink. The older inkjets would smear if you even sneezed on them (anything wet). Some of the newer models use pigment inks that are archival, etc. These work better with copics, but it will always come down to testing your printout before you try coloring. I have a new Hewlett Packard printer and it's inks won't bleed. My mom's inkjet does.

Laser prints or photocopies will not, ever bleed with Copic markers. So if your printer at home bleeds, take the printout to your closest photocopier and make a copy, or take it to a laser printer.
ilikemarkers is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 09:25 AM   #12
Glitter Guru
 
AGMommyof2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,643
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by craftyteaspoon View Post
I have the GP paper and an Epson Stylus Photo R800 printer -- I'll try that combo and see if it works. Did you have to let it sit for a day or anything?

Thank you!!!!
Sorry, I did not see this until now~ No, I did not let the paper set ~ I'm not real good on the patience thing ~ so I just grabbed it out of the printer & tore into my markers ~ I also used non-Copics & had no problems either... Hope that helps ~ oh & I have the CX4800 (it's an all-in-one printer)

And, yes, the cat images are from Pink Petticoat ~ I'm crazy about their images & have even begged for some snails & puppies (hope they come out with some soon) ~ I have a MacBook & I have no problem with the images. I think I paid about $4.50ish for the Cats (a set of 8 with or without sentiments) ~ which for purrfectly stamped images every time ~IMO ain't too bad! I read somewhere that they don't ship the CD's to the US anymore, but I figure after you download them to your computer you can just as easily burn them to a disk anyway...

I don't know when the website will be back up ~ but maybe they'll have a new things!!!
__________________
Monika
WishRAK Mod
Making Cards Happen ~ My Blog
AGMommyof2 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 03:03 PM   #13
Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
trudee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 9,229
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ilikemarkers View Post
Each inkjet printer has a different type of ink. The older inkjets would smear if you even sneezed on them (anything wet). Some of the newer models use pigment inks that are archival, etc. These work better with copics, but it will always come down to testing your printout before you try coloring. I have a new Hewlett Packard printer and it's inks won't bleed. My mom's inkjet does.

Laser prints or photocopies will not, ever bleed with Copic markers. So if your printer at home bleeds, take the printout to your closest photocopier and make a copy, or take it to a laser printer.
Thanks, Marianne!!!
__________________
trudee is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 04:09 PM   #14
Die Cut Diva
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: TX
Posts: 3,303
Default

Pink Petticoat site is back up.
__________________
-Lorie-
.*.*-::-.*-::-- .* .*
wagleg is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 10:28 AM   #15
Kookie Creator
 
ilikemarkers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 379
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trudee View Post
Thanks, Marianne!!!
any time!
ilikemarkers is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off