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SBS: How to paint metals with printer's ink
Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 11:14 AM UTC
Massive Voodoo strikes again, this time "How to paint metals with printer's ink".... neat SBS

England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 04:04 AM UTC
really useful link cheers
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Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 06:53 AM UTC
Thanks for the link bro
Utah, United States
Joined: April 22, 2011
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 05:05 AM UTC
Hey guys I would really like to try some of this printers ink, problem is I don't know what kind are you using? Do you guys buy it in a bottle like toner or are you emptying some kind of cartridges? Ive looked all over the internet and can't find where to buy this stuff. My internet searches tell me that inkjet printers get metallics just by using the yellows, cyan and such colors that they normally print other colors with. Thank you.
Wisconsin, United States
Joined: April 05, 2007
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 05:46 AM UTC
No ink jet print toners, he is talking about Offset Printing Press inks. If memory serves me Metallic inks are based on the Pantone ink system. PMS871 is the purest of golds and they get "warmer" (more redish) as you go up the chart untill you hit PMS877 and that's silver. The Print Shop I work at doesn't use true metallics anymore. The fine metal particles will melt and smear going thru high speed copiers. You should check your Yellow Pages for Print Shops and make some calls. Ask if they do Offset Printing, somebody might have a part can and sell you some. It won't be cheap (maybe). Good Luck ! Tom
Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 06:33 AM UTC
i get my printers ink from michtoy.com