Printing Images for Copic Compatibility

 

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I’m often asked in Copic classes about printers for digital stamps (like this beautiful Countryside Bouquet from Power Poppy!)  that are compatible with alcohol inks. I’ve had more than my share of printers through the last 7-10 years, and more often than not, I’ve ditched them for cardstock issues, not ink compatibility. It is so hard to find a printer that will feed cardstock and thicker mediums without dog-earring the corners or jamming. For me, I’m happy to say those days are over!

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For the last few months, I have been working with one of my co-workers at Splitcoaststampers on a collaborative project with Epson SureColor Printers, and I have enjoyed using with the SureColor P600. We published an overview of this printer at Splitcoast this morning, and you can find the full skinny here.

 

power poppy full image lori craig

To test digital ink for Copic compatibility, I follow a tried and true method that I learned from Marianne. I print a sample image on XPress It Blending Card and color right up TO the printed ink, but not over it with my marker nib. (When I’m not sure about compatibility, I don’t want to run my marker nib over an unknown substance!) I saturate the paper with Copic ink – a small, small spot will do. As the ink spreads over the printed ink, you’ll be able to watch the printed image either hold tight or it will start to run and meld. If it holds tight, you have a match!

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My Countryside Bouquet was printed on XPress It Blending Card and colored with Copic Markers.

  • oranges – YR02, YR04, YR07, R24
  • yellows – Y32, Y35, Y38
  • pinks – RV21, RV23, RV25
  • greens – G21, G24, G28, G40, G43, BG93

My image was mounted on some pretty Lawn Fawn plaid patterned paper and accented with sequins. The sentiment is from the Fanciful Feathers set from Wplus9 Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ve got two other decor pieces to share with you from my printer project, so stop by tomorrow! Have a fabulous, colorful day!

 

 

4 responses to “Printing Images for Copic Compatibility

  1. Niki Jorgensen

    Really pretty card, thanks Lori!

  2. So, so, SO beautiful; gorgeous coloring!!

  3. Oh, Lori, what a beautiful card using this lovely digi! I hopped over from Marcy’s Power Poppy newsletter, and she was right! You are brilliant, and it sure does make a whole lot of difference when you use the right printer and the right paper! I also love the Lawn Fawn DP and the WPlus9 sentiment! And I see I have to check out other posts (and probably subscribe!). Hugs!!

  4. Jennifer R Hovermale

    Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing these helpful tips!! Apparently, my printer is compatible with my alcohol markers. Thank you!!

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