Inkjet Fixative Spray.

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  1. zaskar

    zaskar Funster

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    Does anyone know where I can buy a can on the high street? (Chain store etc)
    I've found plenty of "on line" shops but I need some quickly and want to buy some over the counter this afternoon if poss'

    Thanks

    p.s For the "Googlists" out there, ignore Googles first hit of Maplin. It's a red herring!:Angry:
     
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    When my daughter was at art school they just used hairspray to fix ink etc.
     
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    Iv'e got a full 300 ml aerosol tin of PC Line Inkjet Fixing Spray, never used it , think I got it from PC World, give em a try
     
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    WH Smiths perhaps or any art store
     
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    Our hosp art dept does the same thing.
     
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    Would you mind checking your can for any manufacturers details please?

    PCWorld recon they dont stock it (tho I'm convinced I was speaking to bl**dy India and dont trust the answer i just about managed to understand!!!!!!:Angry:)

    Thanks.:thumb:
     
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    That must be a hell of lot cheaper that Ghiant fixing spray.

    Is it waterproof?


    John
     
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    As previously said hairspray if the way forward, or for a 100% foolproof method laminate the page.

    My niece is doing her architecture degree and she uses hairspay a lot on her drawings :thumb:
     
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    As far as I know hairspray is an aqueous solution and isn't waterproof .. if it was how would it wash out of hair ?

    Lamination is by far the better way to protect a print..
     
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    Thing is, I'm worried about the finish achievable with hairspray?

    I'm printing some digital photos on a colur HP inkjet printer and these will be used as the final finishing surface on a scale model which is why I want a really good finish.

    Will hairspray be good enough?
     
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    That's a good point, Jim. But maybe it has water resistant properties that break down with shampoo. Agree about the lamination, but there are times when lamination isn't the answer, like when making a photo Christmas card for my Aunt and Uncle. Not that theyre in the habit of immersing their Xmas cards in water :RollEyes:, but accidents can happen.:Doh:


    John
     
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    Sorry I missed your post when it was moved to lifestyle.
    Have checked my can and PC World website, PC Line is part of their range but they presumably no longer stock it.
    However, you will find some on www.amazon.co.uk Ghiant in gloss matt or satin at £8.10 300ml can
    Regards Larry
     

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