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    Default Printing with housepaint

    Ive seen housepaint mentioned as a cheap alternative to ink, some people even prefering it! If this was true it would sure make up alot easier

    Any input on this? Also what kind is best?

    Thanks in advance

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    water base acrylic house is the best, get a resporator if you don't have ventalation.

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    thx

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    It's a bit runnier than i like.
    Add Floetrol to slow drying time.
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    i had no problem with the fast dry time, i actually kind of liked it, you just got keep moving.

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    sounds like printing in the desert.

    I just prefer using archival products...but if your just having fun...can't think of a better solution to learn for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar Austin
    i had no problem with the fast dry time, i actually kind of liked it, you just got keep moving.
    I do 200 pulls an hour in my sleep.
    Fine lines & shading will start to clog up after 100-150 pulls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasoncross
    sounds like printing in the desert.

    I just prefer using archival products...but if your just having fun...can't think of a better solution to learn for the price.
    i don't understand, what's not archival about house paint, most of it is UV protected anyway.

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    Yup exactly I mean at this stage Ill just be doing things for myself friends etc and i can get cheap sample pots from my DIY superstore. So I get to play with more colours without breaking my student sized bank account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radar Austin
    Quote Originally Posted by jasoncross
    sounds like printing in the desert.

    I just prefer using archival products...but if your just having fun...can't think of a better solution to learn for the price.
    i don't understand, what's not archival about house paint, most of it is UV protected anyway.
    its not made to go on paper and last...i.e. be archival on paper...its made to put a coating around a house and the sun totally breaks it down over time...its just not verified as archival and you or I have no idea what any of thsoe prints will look like in 10 - 20 years. And selling prints at a premium I just feel better using quality inks...just makes sense to me to do so.

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