Friday, November 28, 2008

Painted Photographs

I often paint my printed fabric photographs. In order to do this, you must have ink jet ink that is water resistant and prepared ink jet fabrics. I have an Epson 2400, which has Ultra chrome inks. They are water resistant, fade resistant (200 years) and are archival.  I have placed my printed fabric in a glass of water to test, allowed them to dry and ironed. They were fine. 
I used to use Bubble Jet. I found it time consuming, frustrating to prepare and not water proof. For the work I sell, it has to be the best.
Google 'fabric to print', ink jet fabrics' or something similar, to
 find prepared fabrics that can be printed. You'll find lots of price points and fabrics. Always test before a major project!
Print much like paper. Go for it!!

1 comment:

Artistic Artifacts said...

Dear Wen,
I love how you incorporate photos into your work. Very inspiring. I always print my photos at "best Photo" but want to work with using them to create fabric and mesh in like another piece of fabric- I will come back to spend more time in your gallery section!!

Judy Gula

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