Jacquard SolarFast Film - 8.5" x 11"

Jacquard SolarFast Film - 8.5" x 11"
4.17 star rating 4.17 ( 6 review )
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Jacquard SolarFast Film - 8.5" x 11" $18.79 $12.95 11.95
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SolarFast Film is a high-quality inkjet film, specially coated for maximum ink density and moisture resistance. The film is also super thin (4mm polyester base) for optimal clarity when making SolarFast prints. Gives better results than any other film or acetate.
SolarFast Film may be used to print custom negatives on any inkjet printer. Layer two negatives for higher contrast or if your printer outputs less ink.
Print-side is the side that feels slightly sticky to the touch. This side with the ink ALWAYS goes face up when making SolarFast prints! Careful not to get this side wet, or the ink can come off. The other, non-tacky side is water proof, so that you can wipe off the dye and use over and over and over.

Contains Eight 8.5" x 11" sheets per pack.

Need more than eight? Try out Jacquard's 100 pack!


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5 star rating
This film is so cool. It's tricky to find the 'right' side to print on. Make sure your fingers are dry and just listen for the squeaky side. Put it in your inkjet printer so you print directly on the squeaky side. The print comes out really well if you have photo shopped your image. Works well for photographs with good definition. Change to black and white first then use the "Invert" tool. (mine was a little hard to find but I found the clue looking it up in 'ehow.com'. Makes a wonderful negative of the photo to use with the solarfast dyes.Make sure the film is kept in a clean place away from the dye until the paint is patted almost dry. I put the image face up on the fabric with a sheet of plexiglass over it. Race outside and watch the Solarfast dye develop! It's very cool. Regular acetate for inkjet is a little smudgy this film makes a clean image which is what you need.
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5 star rating
Anyone having trouble printing on the film is probably just printing on the wrong side. Lick your fingers and pinch the it: you will find that one side of the film is super sticky and one side is smooth slick and waterproof. The sticky side is the print side. It is easy to tell the difference and extremely important you print on the correct side of the film. If you print on the waterproof side the ink will puddle and never dry. If you print on the sticky side the ink will dry immediately. Make sure to load the film in your printer correctly! Any inkjet printer should be able to recognize the film as long as it is right-side-up. If you do have issues with this backing the film with paper should help--again you just have to make sure you are loading it so it is printing on the print-side of the film. SolarFast Film should be compatible with any inkjet printer. If you have any trouble Dharma and Jacquard are always happy to help!
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1 star rating
I'm a reasonably skilled digital printer used to making digital negatives for wet photographic processes like cyanotype and other silver printing processes so believe me when I tell you that this stuff is awful. Here's what the package doesn't include: instructions lists of what printers work well with this film printer settings for this film tips for using this film. And the Jacquard web site is just as devoid of any help. So to the complaints. It's almost impossible to tell which is the 'sticky side'. My Epson printer refused to accept the film for printing instead just running it through without printing on it. When I finally managed to coax my printer to print on it by klugding together a backing sheet to hold it in place while going through the printer the ink pooled and smeared with a really slow drying time.Maybe these are flaws which could have been corrected if I had been given appropriate settings for my printer (i.e. how many dpi to print at what paper settings to use etc.) but as noted above I wasn't. And that data is nowhere to be easily found. So I WILL ask for my money back. If I could I'd give this product a zero rating.
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5 star rating
Super easysuper good.
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4 star rating
I definitely had to use the doubled method they suggested online. Hint: let them dry thoroughly before you lay one on top!
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