I am working invitiations that requires me to use the printer. Every time I touch the paper that I printed on, the ink rubs off. I have tried to let it dry - even over night - but that still doesn't work. Is there a product that I can spray over top to prevent this from happening? Any suggestions? Please help!
If it's a LASER printer, then you can't use The Perfect Printing Pouch as stops bleeding and smearing and dries the ink fast with wet inks (markers, inkjet, stamp, gel pens, xyron design runner....)
I would suggest using a fixative. Doesn't matter on the brand but here's a few... Krylon: Clear acrylic coating, Fixatif, Preserve it!, Creative Imaginations Super Seal, or any spray made for sealing chalk or charcoal.
if you look in the art dept of a craft store like hobby lobby you can get a spray fixative. it should be with the charcoal, pastels, and other "loose" mediums. i used it when i did charcoal and pastel drawings to keep it from smearing and help the medium to set. i usually sprayed several coats just to ensure i didn't miss any spots. make sure you spray your stuff outdoors. this should help with the ink. my ink sometimes smears when i print on vellum paper. hope this helps!
most probably you are using a oil based ink on a glossy type paper, oil based inks are supposed to be absorbed by paper in case normal paper, and dried for days maybe even weeks if glossy paper, ( most laser printers have toner poweder based ink, but some rare ones do use oil inks, used mostly by wedding card designer printers
My newest laser printer at work has this same problem, when I print on cardstock. I currently have a HP Laserjet P2015. Previously I had a HP Laserjet 1200 series and printed on c.s. with no trouble. In my case I've only tried one c.s. so I don't know if it was the paper or the toner.
You might consdier trying someone elses printer, or even kinko's.