BASIC INSTRUCTIONS for using inkAID are:
- AIR DRY
It’s that simple to to prepare any surface for printing and it cleans up with soap and water. There are more detailed instructions for using each of the inkAID products:
- White Matte Precoat
- Clear Semi Gloss Precoat
- Clear Gloss Precoat and Adhesive (for Clear Gloss Precoat)
- Clear Gloss Precoat Type II (with Adhesive)
Short Instructional Videos:
Kathyanne White, of Prescott, Arizona, has produced three videos showing how to use inkAID on several different substrates. Visit kathyanneart.blogspot for information about Kathyanne, her work, and her upcoming workshops.
Part 1: Pre-coating lutrador, organdy fabric, handmade paper, and metallic crinkle paper. Expanding The Digital Print To Uncommon Surfaces Part 1
Part 2: Demonstrating pressing of the pre-coated substrates and the use of carrier sheets to run through the printer. Expanding The Digital Print To Uncommon Surfaces Part 2
Part 3: Printing. Expanding The Digital Print To Uncommon Surfaces Part 3
Mary Taylor, Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts, has produced an excellent 80 minute video, Beyond The Digital Print, which shows four techniques for producing custom made ink jet substrates using inkAID including a flexible textured surface, a digital emulsion skin, toned black paper, and preparing and printing on sheet aluminum. Mary’s DVD is available in the inkAID Online Store. Visit Mary’s website, Mary Taylor Art, to learn more about Mary and her work.
Carol Watkins, an artist who works with fiber and fabrics, has written a short article, Printing on fabric for mixed media collage, where she describes her technique for preparing fabrics for ink jet printing. Visit Carol’s website, Carol Watkins, to find out more.
Another excellent resource is the FAQ’s, for answers to common questions. There is also a special section for preparing metal surfaces.
In addition to precoating custom materials, inkAID allows adding an inkjet printed image to the composition when working with paintings, collages or other mixed media. The coatings are compatible with dye and pigment inks.
See our growing Portfolio for examples of how artists are using inkAID.