Water Soluble Paper - Amazing water soluble paper that you can write or print on with an ink jet printer OR laser printer (we've tested them both). Bury messages or images in your clear glycerin soap that can easily be seen. Perfect for wedding favors, presents or promotional products! And once you use the soap and reach the message it dissolves away like magic! This is the same paper that was used on a DIY network show featuring our very own Anne Marie Faiola.
(Sheets are 8.5" x 11")
TIP: This paper ONLY works with top loading printers. Any printers that have a roller that the paper needs to ‘wrap’ around (like a bottom feed printer) do not work optimally with this super thin (think barely thicker than toilet paper) specialty product and risk damaging your printer.
INKJET TIPS: When printing with an inkjet printer we recommend printing the designs a few days in advance and spraying the designs with an aerosol hairspray to help set the ink. Even with these precautions we still find that the design can bleed and migrate in your soap over time.
Watch as Anne-Marie demonstrates how to embed printed Water Soluble Paper in Melt & Pour soap
I LOVE THIS PAPER!
I have a lot of original art work, that I was able to scale, scan,print and embed in the soap...worked great!!!
This paper has great potential but I need some pointers. We used a laser printer. Because we are making favors for a family event that is approaching quickly we did not wait a day for the ink to dry. After Letting the clear layer set, we placed the design and then very lightly sprayed with alcohol because the paper did not seem to stick to the clear soap. We waited and then poured the white fragranced layer. The issue is air bubbles. The design is not flat and I see air trapped in the clear layer between the message and the soap. Should I have pressed down on the thin paper with a damp sponge like in the tattoo video or should I have used more alcohol? I was afraid of bleeding. It does seem a bit yellow so I may try bluing yet next batch. Thanks for any advice on the ideal technique
I was very concerned that my printer would not be a good one for this, but I'm happy to say I was wrong. Red bleeds in under a month though, but most of the other colors take closer to a month to bleed. Yellow also bleeds fast. I love using this, because I can customize any bar of soap with just a photo.
I use the water soluble paper in my HP laser jet printer with no problems. I print artwork from various artists, cut to fit the molds and layer with clear (that has been blued to remove the yellow), then white, then a coordinating color (this is the only part I fragrance). I do NOT use hair spray or anything else to seal the color as I find there is no need to. I do use my own technique that works flawlessly every time giving me beautiful, custom on- of-a-kind artistic soaps that get tons of compliments. Wish I could post a pic of one of them.
This paper is a heavy weight...you need to have patience and practice. A laser printer works beautifully and I still spray with hairspray for a day. It is very much a trial and error process. But once you get it, you will be become addicted....it is AWESOME. Clear and crisp! Be sure to not overheat your soap to make the clearest of images...too bad I cannot share some pics (maybe on the FB page?)....great product. Be daring...try it..you will LOVE LOVE it.
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