Re: [CR]Vinyl _white_ decals


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Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 00:24:22 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Vinyl _white_ decals
References: <200307130653.h6D6rDcC028838@newcastle.cs.ubc.ca>


Donald Gillies wrote:
>
> 15 years ago I opened up an HP inkjet cartridge and refilled the
> black ink with blue ink from the local stationer's store. You had to
> make sure not to use india ink because it has particles that will clog
> the jets.
>
> So one possible way to make white decals is as follows. Drain a black
> cartridge, and maybe flush it with distilled water. Then refill with
> white ink. Print your white decals (e.g. raleigh model names) with an
> all-black setting on your printer. They should come out white.
>
> Has anybody tried this ?? i haven't been very successful at
> finding a source of white ink on the web, and i've been too
> lazy to visit stationery store just for this purpose.

Any ink that is white has a major amount of solids (particles), much more than any India ink would have (picture making a liquid opaque enough to become white). This is going to instantly clog an injet printer. I really can't imagine anyone trying this with their printer unless they were going to throw away their printer anyway. In that case you have nothing to lose.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA

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