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    Default anybody print on collaged paper?

    i want to print a poster on dictionary pages.

    i've tried a couple things (gel medium & super77) to collage the pages to a big, heavy piece of paper. My concerns are the dictionary pages warping or wrinkling (they do a little with gel medium) when i put the ink down. Also its pretty porous paper, so i'm not sure how it will react with water-based ink anyhow.

    Any thoughts or tricks of the trade?

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    you gotta flatten it the paper out with a squeegee to get the airt bubbles out and then lay a piece of glass over top with some weight on top so it dries like that.

    I've done paintings like this. Not sure how many you're wanting to print, but this is how I did it.

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    only put the gell medium on one side too. or it will dry to the glass and be hard to remove without ripping.

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    So you painted the gel medium onto the base, laid the paper on top of it, and smooth it out with a squeegee? i'm kinda scared that a squeegee would rip, pull the wet pages. It didn't? How thick did you put the gel medium on?

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    Doesn't need to be that thick, just even.

    If you don't want to use a squeegee, use some chip board.

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    thanks man. i'll pry try that later today.

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    using a roller might work to get the bubbles out, too, without tearing the paper.

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    Remember these words:
    Inherent Charm of the Process
    "I guarantee, the image will not be fade off and you will be pleasure it too. " - a bootlegger
    We need to print a tshirt "Avoid sucker effect!"-Fabio
    "fudge isn't sharp"-phoondaddy

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    ahhh, the joys of the process. The process is always better when you are looking back on it.

    i might try and get my hands on a roller.

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    rollers are for pussies

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