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9 4 G R A P H I C S P R O J U L Y 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G T H E D I G I T A L E Y E Like the acetone technique, transfer- ring from wax paper works on many substrates. Lay the printed image on the substrate, ink side down. Tape its edges to ensure it doesn't move. Burnish the image with your fingers or a smooth object such as a spoon. Thoroughly bur- nish the entire graphic. For a final bur- nishing, use a credit card to smooth out any wrinkles. The wax paper technique produces a crisp durable graphic even on textured surfaces (Figure 6). For even more dura- bility, paint a light coat of acrylic gel me- dium over the surface and allow it to dry. Figure 5. Run the print and then let it dry for a few minutes. Figure 6. The wax paper technique produces a crisp, durable graphic, even on textured surfaces. Figure 7. Jim Reed produces magnificent highly detailed, full-color portraits. Figure 8. Rather than outputting the fully composited image, each layer is output separately on a six- color Epson inkjet printer.

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