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    Default vellum films question

    i know there's something which some people rub onto vellum films to make them more translucent for burning screen.

    what is it? vegetable oil? am i worried about [whatever it is] messing with the ink on the films?

    i usually use transparencies, but have to print something today which is on heavier vellum (or maybe tracing paper).
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    Default Re: vellum films question

    we just get the oversize B/W printouts at Kinkos and coat vegetable oil over them with a squeegee. the oil makes the paper translucent enough to burn a screen. works slick! i used to use transparencies and will never go back to that method.

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    jay, many times i use baby oil on regular copy paper. it usually works pretty well. its just a little messy.

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    There's toner-darkener spray, and I've heard of some folks using hair spray in a pinch. If it's polyester vellum I don't think you can make it more transparent; you can only make the toner darker.
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    Yep, for real. We use toner, basically spray fixative from what I hear. Darkens the toner from our shitty laser printer, so we can get good burns.

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    Default Re: vellum films question

    Quote Originally Posted by jayryan
    i know there's something which some people rub onto vellum films to make them more translucent for burning screen.

    what is it? vegetable oil? am i worried about [whatever it is] messing with the ink on the films?

    i usually use transparencies, but have to print something today which is on heavier vellum (or maybe tracing paper).


    baby oil.

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    crystal clear (spaary gloss stuff) works well to darken up toner on vellum. just dont over do it or the toner will get stciky and take forever to dry.


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    i dont put anything on the standard weight vellum just print it out and use it like a transparancy you might have to adjust the exposure time a lil
    butt i dont oil it that sounds messy

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    does oiling up vellum change the exposure time, compared to using transparencies?

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    Oiling up vellum sounds redundant to me.

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    I used to get prints on lite-weight paper from kinkos, that HAD to be oiled up just to get ANY transparency. But vellums are already translucent. I just shoot them as they are.

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