Printing on tracing or vellum paper

Artful Dodger

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Hello,

My question like the title follows, has any one here printed on tracing paper and not the tissue thin type but more along the lines of newsprint paper or lightweight vellum paper before?

The printer I have is the Canon Pro9000MkII and paper can be fed through the front to back for different printing needs. I have yet to hear back from Canon about this and I don't relish the thought of messing up a new printer with a bone headed move. I could always apply the tracing paper to a slightly thicker (heavier) weight paper thus keeping it in tack but if others have used a similar printer at home or in the field any advise would be greatly appreciated!

As for the reason of why tracing paper, some of my art that I've made on the computer I would like to reproduce on canvas; 30x40 or double that in size while still retaining the original form as best as one can without using a projector of sorts.
 

THX1139

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Mar 4, 2006
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You can buy packages of vellum from Staples that will go though any inkjet printer. I send them through all the time for my various projects. I don't print on "tracing paper" that comes in the tear off pads, but the 20# vellum works every time.


Hello,

My question like the title follows, has any one here printed on tracing paper and not the tissue thin type but more along the lines of newsprint paper or lightweight vellum paper before?

The printer I have is the Canon Pro9000MkII and paper can be fed through the front to back for different printing needs. I have yet to hear back from Canon about this and I don't relish the thought of messing up a new printer with a bone headed move. I could always apply the tracing paper to a slightly thicker (heavier) weight paper thus keeping it in tack but if others have used a similar printer at home or in the field any advise would be greatly appreciated!

As for the reason of why tracing paper, some of my art that I've made on the computer I would like to reproduce on canvas; 30x40 or double that in size while still retaining the original form as best as one can without using a projector of sorts.
 

Artful Dodger

macrumors 68020
Original poster
Tracing paper may not produce particularly good results, but it will not mess-up your printer.
You can buy packages of vellum from Staples that will go though any inkjet printer. I send them through all the time for my various projects. I don't print on "tracing paper" that comes in the tear off pads, but the 20# vellum works every time.
Thanks, the tracing paper is really for printing parts of my stuff up like a puzzle as I only need the outline which I would use charcoal on the underside to create my real transfer marking per say while still keeping an eye on my line up of well, my outline. Just a thought as I can tape vellum together and get the same result so thanks for the real world means.
 

lonestarsmoker

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Dec 14, 2009
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Printing on vellum or tracing paper

If you are using a laserjet printer the vellum or tracing paper will shrink slightly.
 
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