Now available! - Christmas Tree Earrings Collection

Now available! - Christmas Tree Earrings Collection
Add a touch of magic to your holiday outfits with festive Christmas earrings. I’ve gathered together 12 of my all-time best Christmas Tree earring designs from previous years in this one special ebook. From traditional to modern, you’ll find a variety of styles, techniques and materials and something for every level of jewellery-maker.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Not All Shrink Plastic is the Same

I am so impressed with the results I got using the printable shrink plastic for my tags that I wanted to show you how much better it is than regular pre-sanded shrink plastic.

You can see quite clearly the difference in printed quality. The top one is the one I printed last year on pre-sanded shrink plastic and the bottom one is the Grafix Inkjet Shrink Plastic.

But let's take a closer look.
Even though the pre-sanded shrink plastic can be run through an inkjet printer (and it did the job quite adequately!) but the ink bleeds if it gets any moisture on it and it has a definite blurriness about it.

Now let's look at the Grafix shrink plastic.
You can see how crisp and clear the printing is. It looks so much better than the pre-sanded shrink plastic.

So the difference in quality of the printing is quite obvious but let's take a look on the back of the two samples to see what other differences there are.
See how the type is reversed? You print on the reverse side of the pre-sanded plastic because the front is glossy. So there is an extra step you need to take before you run it through the printer - reversing your type!

Now let's look at the reverse of the Grafix shrink plastic.
This is the clear inkjet shrink plastic but it isn't really clear at all once it's shrunk; it has a frosted look about it. So if you wanted to, you could also place an image on the reverse.

Have I completely sold you on the Grafix Inkjet Shrink Plastic yet? It was a lot more expensive than regular shrink plastic at approximately $5/sheet after postage but I think the results speak for themselves!

'Til next time.....


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