[icebtac] Re: colour laser printers and swell paper

  • From: "Robert Jaquiss" <rjaquiss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <icebtac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 11:49:25 -0500

Texas School for the Blind TG Resources pageHello Janet and list:

     I suggest you talk to the manufacturer of the capsule paper you intend to 
use. The thing that makes capsule paper work is CARBON based ink or toner. The 
carbon content is very important since it is the carbon that absorbs the heat 
activating the swell paper. Hope this helps.

Robert Jaquiss

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Janet Reynolds 
  To: icebtac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 6:16 AM
  Subject: [icebtac] colour laser printers and swell paper


  I wondered if anyone has had experience of printing onto swell (capsule) 
paper with a fast laser colour printer. We are thinking of buying one for large 
print production and were hoping to choose a model which could also be used for 
printing tactile diagrams on swell paper. The issues seem to be the ink type, 
the printing temperature and the paper path. I had a look at 
http://www.tactilegraphics.org/capsulepaper.html which has a useful list of ink 
cartridges but I suspect those are for ink jets rather than lasers. If anyone 
has done swell paper printing with a colour laser then we would be grateful for 
any advice or recommendations.  


  Janet Reynolds, RNZFB

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