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CommaHolly
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I searched but couldn't find anything specific,,,


how do you use digi stamps with copics??????

I find that my ink is running just enough to muddy my cloring (and possibly ruin my nibs),,,,,

I did heat set the ink for a minute or two,,,,,am I being impatient, or is there some other way to "set" the ink that I am unaware of???????

or am I just out of luck in the digi stamp department when it comes to copics??????


 
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It could possibly be the type of ink in your printer. What kind of printer do you have? I have an HP and have no trouble.


 
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Wow...holly..I am glad you asked this question.. I was thinking about buying some digital stamps.....and this would be very good to know.


 
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I have an HP as well,,,,,,

I might try spraying it with a fixative,,,,,I do have it,,,but it leaves a bit of a film on the stamp,,,,my other choice is to let it dry WELL,,,like maybe overnight,,,,IDK we'll see.


 
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heat set the ink with your embossing tool :-)


 
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I did that,,,,,,,but maybe not long enough??????



and I just got my FIRST good size order of copics (I only had orange before),,,,,,


I am in LOVE,,,,,,,,,,,,

but am I strange?? I like the ciao's better,,,,,,

easier to hold,,,,,,

but I am in serious LOVE.


 
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I haven't used digi's yet, but I also have an HP inkjet printer and have been wondering if I would also have this problem. Could it be the paper? I know there are threads with the paper everyone prefers for the copics, but perhaps that paper isn't the best for the printer?

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IDK,,,,I tried heat setting it much longer this time, and NOPE,,,,,still smears,,,,,BARELY, but enough to muddy my coloring,,,,,



and I so love digi stamps.

going to try the spray I have next,,,,,,


 
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What is a digi stamp? I never heard of them till I started reading all over the place here. Is it a program for the computer or a tool you can hold in your hand or what?? Sorry to be the unsmart one here


 
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I have yet to use digi stamps, but have a few downloaded for when I'm ready to try. It's basically like a coloring page you can print from your computer instead of buying a rubber stamp.



 
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OK, figured out my problem,,,,

I let them dry over night and had no problems at all,,,,,,,


YAY! I have a ton of digi stamps!

Janet,,,,,,,

a digi stamp is basically an uncolored image you can make any size you want (well, it's easy to make smaller,,,,making them bigger sometimes distorts them,,,,,,so the big big ones are great,,,,)I just resize them and print!)


Here,,,,,,these pumpkins are a digi stamp,,,,,

The Beuaty of Fall By CommaHolly


if you google FREE DIGI STAMPS or FREE DIGITAL STAMPS you can find a ton!!!!!


 
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Thanks for the explanation


 
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thanks, holly! i have just gotten into copics these past few months and have built up a nice little collection.. haven't used any digis yet but have been thinking about it, and had the same question you did about the ink. hooray!


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
OK, figured out my problem,,,,

I let them dry over night and had no problems at all,,,,,,,


YAY! I have a ton of digi stamps!

Janet,,,,,,,

a digi stamp is basically an uncolored image you can make any size you want (well, it's easy to make smaller,,,,making them bigger sometimes distorts them,,,,,,so the big big ones are great,,,,)I just resize them and print!)


Here,,,,,,these pumpkins are a digi stamp,,,,,

The Beuaty of Fall By CommaHolly


if you google FREE DIGI STAMPS or FREE DIGITAL STAMPS you can find a ton!!!!!




OMG I LOVE YOUR CARD! I've downloaded some digi stamps.. but have yet to try them hope it'll be soon... BTW wat can u use to color them? thnx


 
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you can use watercolors, copics, colored pencils and gamsol,,,,,

the sky is the limit!

and thank you for the compliment!


 
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  • catzscrapper Said:
Thanks for the explanation



YW,,,and btw, you are not the "unsmart one",,,,,,

no one knows until they ask,,


and I didn't know until about 6 months ago either

and I asked Now I know,,,,,,

and so do you


 
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Oh, Holly! That card is gorgeous! The coloring on the pumpkins is awesome! Beautiful work!!


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
OK, figured out my problem,,,,

I let them dry over night and had no problems at all,,,,,,,


YAY! I have a ton of digi stamps!

Janet,,,,,,,

a digi stamp is basically an uncolored image you can make any size you want (well, it's easy to make smaller,,,,making them bigger sometimes distorts them,,,,,,so the big big ones are great,,,,)I just resize them and print!)


Here,,,,,,these pumpkins are a digi stamp,,,,,

The Beuaty of Fall By CommaHolly


if you google FREE DIGI STAMPS or FREE DIGITAL STAMPS you can find a ton!!!!!


That is a beyootiful card! Glad you solved your problem. I also find that printer ink on certain papers can take longer to dry. So, sometimes, it's the paper and not the ink.


 
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Holly print on draft first of all then make sure you heat set. I have an HP and never have any trouble but I always print on draft and either heat set it or let it sit over night.


 
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I borrowed my sis' copics ... it's fun but I'm still figuring it out.

I also bought some "free" digi stamps and opted to print with my laser printer ... works perfectly. One time to be happy I have 2 printers thanks to my hubby's computer job.


 
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Stumbled across this chat a few days ago. I immediately searched for digistamps, because I had no clue. I AM HOOKED!! I made two cards last-night. I posted them in my gallery. I am not sure how to post them here, still learning. lol


 
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I know,,,,,I'm hooked too


 
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It all depends on the printer ink used and the paper you use. You have to use original printer ink usuable for your type of printer. So no store brand/refills ect. You can ask you local paper supplier for the paper brands. I am not sure which brands are available there but I know for sure they sell em here as me sis in law uses digi stamps with copics and has no problems. As long as she uses the combo between the paper and original printer ink. She uses HP ink so that shouldnt run. If it does, change the paper you use to print on.


 
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i know this is an old discussion, but i'm going to chime in anyway. i LOVE digital stamped images and i LOVE coloring. i also have an hp. i stamp all my images on white cardstock, ten i color them. i haven't paid attention to waiting for them to dry before coloring, but i have never had a problem with the ink running. there is a free site for digital images. have fun


 
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you need to print with a lazer printer not the ink jets.


 
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That's what I have heard... you're supposed to use a laser printer, not an ink jet.


 
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I just started dabbling into the Copics world. I have a lot of digistamps and love the variety that is out there. When I print my images, I use my Canon Pixma inkjet and Georgia Pacific 110lb paper. I've also only used Gina K Designs Pure Luxury cardstock -pure white (120lb) for stamping & using Copics. Never ever had an issue with smear inks from printing or stamping. I also wait 5 minutes before coloring.


Edited by KayMCee on 07-08-12 12:47 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Hello,

I had this exact problem and have tried many different papers, but my printed digi image always seemed to run slightly with the Copic markers....but just this week I found that the Wausau cardstock, Bright White, 65 lb, 96 Bright works great, no running at all! I got a small pack of it at Target and it works perfectly! I just print the digi stamp and then set it for a moment with the embossing heating tool and I can color right away with the Copic markers with no running at all. It's amazing!

Just a small side note, the Wausau 110 lb cardstock was on sale at Michael's so I got it just last night and it does not work, my printed digi image did run just slightly with the Copic markers on the 110 lb....so it seems only the Wausau cardstock, Bright White, 65 lb, 96 Bright works. I think if you try this exact paper it will work for you. Also, I do not have a laser printer, I print my digi images from a plain HP printer. I have tried the Georgia Pacific cardstock from Walmart, Bazzil and several other cardstock brands but they all ran the moment I used the Copic markers.

I wish you the best of luck. You might want to try the Wausau cardstock, Bright White, 65 lb, 96 Bright.

Best wishes, Becky


Edited by Becky.contact on 07-19-12 06:09 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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