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05 April 2006 @ 07:20 pm
Adventures in shrinky dinks  
This is a pretty meaningless story. Only read it if you're bored.

So I had this idea (a keychain of WoW heads but that's not important.) So I looked, and yes, there is avaiable inkjet shink film. Ooo! I get to do what I wanted to do. But look! it's a $1 a sheet and the shipping is as much as the product. Grumble! Ebay to the rescue. So I order Grafix shink sheets, since they were the brand of inkjet sheets. But sadly, I didn't read carefully enough. Today I discovered they're normal, not inkjet. So they suggested on the box I sand them for some mediums. So I did. It kind of prints a little blurry, but ok. But then when I bake them, they get all pale! Wah! so now I have 60-8 sheets of non-inkjet shink film and a whole paile of frustration. I want the right stuff, but I have so little hope of finding it in a brick and mortar store and I relaly don't want to pay the shipping.

Sadness.

So for now, I think I need to be happy with a ring of pale, blurry heads... that's if they seal properly.
 
 
 
Antarctica, Winter 1982ivorjawa on April 5th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
http://www.grafixarts.com/locate.asp

ob Slate Stationer 1975 Mass Ave
Porter S9 Cambridge MA 02140 (617) 547-4200
Bob Slate Stationer 1975 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge MA 02140 (617) 547-1230
Bob Slate Stationer 63 Church St
Harvard S9 Cambridge MA 02138 (617) 547-7181
Michael's 17 Mystic View Rd
Gateway Centre Everett MA 02149-2428 (617) 381-8102
Pearl Art & Craft 579 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02139 (617) 547-6600
Utrecht 44 Brattle St Cambridge MA 02138 (617) 495-0250
Utrecht 333 Massachusetts Ave Boston MA 02115 (617) 262-4948
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on April 5th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
"Not all retail locations carry a complete assortment of Grafix products."

But was planning on checking out Micheals just in case. I guess I could *gasp* use the telephone...
chenoamegchenoameg on April 6th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
Could you ink over the printed page with a marker before shrinking?
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on April 6th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
I don't think I can get teh color subtlies I want.
Erikavacon on April 6th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
Apparently you can also use a particular type of leftover plastic package wrapping (#6?) as shrinkydinks as it's mostly the same stuff... That doesn't help for printing, though.
pekmezpekmez on April 6th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
i would happily play with some of the normal hand-draw-on sheets,
now that you have a surplus of them.