Thursday, September 4, 2014

Printing on contact paper!

Hi everyone!  It's Debbie from K is for Kinderrific!  I hope your school year has started off well.  I've been back for about a month, so we are moving right along!!

I wanted to let you know about a little trick I learned that has made me happy, happy, happy!

YOU CAN PRINT ON CONTACT PAPER!!!!

Who knew??????

Yep! It's true.  You can actually print on contact paper.  It takes a little bit of preparation, but it's well worth it....especially if you have colored or patterned contact paper.

This is the contact paper I've used the last couple of years. 
 I love primary colors so I was super excited to find these colors at my local teacher store.  


In order to print on it, you'll want to cut it into the size of a regular piece of paper (8.5" X 11") leaving the back on.  Do not remove the backing until you are ready to stick it on.  
Because it's a little flimsy, I taped my contact paper sheet to a sheet of card stock in order to make it more sturdy.    Warning:  if the contact paper is not taped flat it may get stuck in your printer and this would not be good.  

Then you simply run it through your printer like a normal sheet of paper.  I did notice that the ink took longer than normal to dry on the contact paper, but that could have just been my printer.  

Here is my teacher toolbox that I labeled using colored contact paper that I printed on.  I think it turned out pretty cute and it's held up over the past year really, really well!  




      




5 comments:

  1. OH the possibilities you've unleashed! =D

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    1. :-) I know right! I was super excited!!!!

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    2. Was it an inkjet or laser printer?

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    3. Was it an inkjet or laser printer?

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    4. Was it an inkjet or laser printer?

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