Tips And Techniques

How can I prevent the ink from smudging on my Pearlescent inserts?

If you've followed our advice under 'Inserts - Using Special Papers' but are still having problems with smudging, then try this top tip. 

Allow the inserts to air dry and then give them a quick blitz with hairspray, at arms length.  We used a cheap store brand and it acted as a sealant on the ink. 

It's a good idea to do a test run first to make sure that your hairspray doesn't affect your ink or paper.  Make sure your room is well ventilated and perhaps just do a few at a time!

(We also tried this on printed vellum (both plain and pearlescent) but the results weren't as impressive as the vellum tended to curl and still smudged slightly.)

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