How do you print onto transparencies?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iMacZealot, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    Can you?

    I put a transparency into my Canon MP530, and it came out really blotchy. Five hours later, I could still smear the ink with my hand, and I rinsed the ink off with water (well, the black and blue parts did, for some reason, the yellow stayed.)

    Is there a way of printing onto transparencies?
  2. Iscariot macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    Different kinds of transparencies are designed for different kinds of printers. You probably have one designed for toner-based printing.
  3. Lau Guest

    Yep, Iscariot's right, and for inkjet printing, the type of sheet you need is shiny on one side and feels very slightly rough on the other. You need to print onto the slightly rough side so the ink has something to 'grab' on to. It could be that you have the right sheets but printed on the wrong side.

    Don't put ones for inkjets in your laser printer or copier though, because they melt to the rollers and that's a hell of a lot more traumatic than ink that won't dry. :D

    It should say "For Inkjet" or "For Laser" on the box.
  4. wongulous macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2002
    Yeah, just go to your local OfficeDepot/OfficeMax/Staples store and buy a bundle of Inkjet-Printable Transparencies. :)

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