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Re: [fluxx] Blanxx and Rubber stamps

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 19 Oct 2006 06:11:15 -0700 (PDT)
TheLoneGoldfish wrote:
> Any recommendations for pens to make blanks with (preferably ones that don't
> need much pressure, so they don't show through the back of the card)?

The problem is that most cards are plastic coated. Any water-based
inks must be allowed to dry completely and then lightly sprayed with
some kind of fixative.

Sharpies work well because the solvent in them dissolves the plastic
a little so that the ink bonds to the card coating when it dries. One
down side of this is that a little bit of plastic gets sucked into
the tip of the marker. This clogs the fine point Sharpies very quickly
and will clog even the regular point Sharpies eventually. Capping the
pen and letting it sit for a while allows the pen to recover, but have
a few handy if you need to do a bunch of cards.

> Addendum: The nano-blanks card took to stamping really well. Hmm...

Yeah, Hmmm... I guess the composition of the coating varies between
print runs, printers, etc.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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