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My preferred Inkjet receptive medium Review by David
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I have been using inkAID Clear Gloss Type II on primed aluminum panels, 44" x 96" and printing on an Epson 9800. I then form the printed sheets into sculptures. I've found that I get a smoother coverage from inkAID then similar Golden Product. The printed ink is very vibrant with great luster. The adhesion on aluminum is as good as can be expected with a water-based medium on a non-porous surface, so I have been clear-coating the final pieces with a clear varnish designed for metal. Although I yearn for a solvent based inkjet receptive coating, as the ink remains fragile until the clear-coating dries completely, this product does what I need it to do. (Posted on 1/6/14)
Basically a great product Review by Bob NIA
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Basically a great product. Have had no problems. Works well. (Posted on 1/3/14)
Experience using inkAID Clear Gloss Type II Review by macpeck
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I’m using the product over .030” thick primed 3' by 4' fiberglass panels which have been hand gilded with composition gold or real copper leaf, then cured and sealed with lacquer. I am also using it in conjunction with another product as a base for a custom crackled surface. Once the panels are completed I'm printing them with my large, principally floral, images.

I have found the adhesion to the lacquer is OK but even better over a water based acrylic sanding sealer which I apply over the lacquer (backwards from usual).

Trying to get as perfect a surface as possible before printing on my 44” Epson, I finally gave up on foam brushes (though they are OK for smaller pieces). Having tried spraying, I and a professional finisher tried five different spray setups, including the DUX, several HVLP’s with tips sizes up to .028”, and a conventional Binks setup with the 3M PPS pressurized cup system. So far, these have failed to get good atomization (very surprising). I am planning further experimentation.

I then tried the #90 Mayer rod inkAid carries in a 39” length and ended up getting excellent results. I incorporated the rod into a custom built table which uses pulleys, cables and a hand crank to draw the rod evenly over its length with great success. It took awhile to get coordinated pouring the precoat out in front of the rod while cranking but I can now easily apply an even, full coverage, coat to the 3’ x 4’ panels by myself. It is much faster than attempting foam brushing and a fraction of the hassle of spraying.

I also always use a 190 micron paint filter for the precoat, especially for the material I recycle from the application table.

I learned the hard way the inkAID Clear Gloss Type II is sensitive to lower temperatures (< 70F). If it gets inconsistent in viscosity, warming it up in a bath of hot water with stirring brings it right back (a tip I got from Jim).

More importantly, don’t let your room temperature get too cool during dry time (into the 50‘s or low 60’s) or you will get a bad hazed texture in areas of the surface. I keep the studio 70º or better now during cure time to be safe and am getting excellent results.

Regarding printing profiles, I had custom profiles made for my Epson for the inkAID Gloss Type II and inkAID Translucent Gloss precoats but, in the end, got better results with the Enhanced Matte settings on the printer. I work with a NEC color calibrated monitor and the accuracy with the Clear Gloss Type II is really quite good. (Working with the Translucent Gloss precoat, you will pickup saturation and contrast but if you tone your file down a bit with a Saturation adjustment layer you will get unusually crisp results with a lot of visual punch.)

Using the Epson pigment inks, I have gotten mixed results with different water based top coatings for a final, protective print coating (especially when going over the metal leaf) so have gone back to the solvent based UV lacquer from Clearjet. You will need a professional setup to spray it but the results are consistently excellent.

In short, outside of wishing the inkAID Clear Gloss Type II was more sprayable, it’s an excellent, professional level product.

This is a link to my website showing the types of images I am using: http://www.scottpeckphoto.com/

Good luck!

macpeck (Posted on 12/31/13)
Helped me on my path to being a mixed media artist Review by SG
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Really a fantastic product. I use it on metals, plastics, fiberglass, glass, fabric and more. I love how easy it is to get a nice even coat even with just a foam brush. It's a product that I will be buying over and over again! (Posted on 12/19/13)
Excellent product. Works exactly as advertised! Review by Joshua Niven
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I use InkAID Clear Gloss Type II for creating murals out of aluminum and leafed plastics. My experience with this product has shown me that it can be used on just about any surface you could imagine running through an inkjet printer. Never had a problem that wasn't user error. (Posted on 12/16/13)
Excellent product Review by Doro
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This product is easy to use and goes on fabric smoothly. A plus of using this is that it is clear...love that. (Posted on 12/15/13)
Great for smooth surfaces Review by drjho
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I use this on metals frequently and to overcoat prints so I can add a second layer. I often merge foils or metal tape onto sections as well and use this so I can print over the background. I like this product because it is clear and doesn't require adhesive coats. It is really versatile. (Posted on 12/14/13)
Great for Aluminum. Review by Fpoor
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I have had great results with this product on aluminum. Clear Gloss Type II eliminates the need for adhesive. I prepared the aluminum with 150 grit sandpaper and the inkjet prints were excellent. (Posted on 12/12/13)
Excellent results Review by artquilter
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For bright true colors, I use the product on cotton, silk, Lutradur or polyester fabric that I digitally print using pigment inks. Fabric is absorbent so prints without inkAID may look washed out. The product does change the hand of the fabric making it stiffer and it is not washable. The firm substrate provides a good surface for extensive thread painting. (Posted on 12/10/13)
Solid Product Review by Albert
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Product helped me take my work in a new direction. Happy with results. (Posted on 12/9/13)

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