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Post Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:04 pm

inkjet magnetic paper

Hi everyone,
I was reading one of shane's (DSI) posts about cabinet(fridge) magnets and it got me to thinking.
Has anyone used inkjet magnetic paper please and if so what were the results in using this paper for the purposes of making a limited run of business cards. (?)
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Post Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:19 am

I did some fridge magnets the other day using some Avery sheets which I picked up at PC World.
They came out well but I didn't like the dull uncoated/matt finish. I'm trying to find a gloss alternative.
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Post Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:30 am

I've given it a go, but the problem I had was cutting out the magnetic. I ended up printing the outline and cutting round it with a pair of scissors. Fine for a very very short run, but if you're doing anything over 50, you end up with very sore fingers! :(

Another answer is there are an increasing number of suppliers selling the business card sized magnetics with the rounded corners. A stamping machine can be bought relatively cheaply, and although they'd only be one colour, its quite a good solution. 2 or 3 colours can be achieved, but you have to purchase a separate printing block each time unless you use Rodney's block making methods.

Another way, you can buy hand-cutting blocks, where you have a block with a cutting blade inset to the shape you require, but you hit it with a mallet to make the cut. The blades blunt quite quickly if you thump on them too hard and registration is really difficult, it'd be easier to drive a double decker bus round a shopping arcade! :o

Last option that springs to mind is a full colour business card printer, feeding the magnetic material through one by one, but at £2k a pop, its not what you'd call a budget option :(

I know I'm not much help for you achieving what you want to achieve, but I've explored quite a few avenues for doing this type of stuff inhouse, and its not as easy as I first thought :-?

Cheers, Dewi
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Post Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:20 pm

Dewi wrote:I've given it a go,
Last option that springs to mind is a full colour business card printer, feeding the magnetic material through one by one, but at £2k a pop, its not what you'd call a budget option :(
Cheers, Dewi


Thanks Dewi,
I think the printrer option is a nono :D
I fancy having a run purely to see how it comes out, maybe make a couple of cheap xmas prezzies :D
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Post Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:22 pm

Juzzer wrote:I did some fridge magnets the other day using some Avery sheets which I picked up at PC World.
They came out well but I didn't like the dull uncoated/matt finish. I'm trying to find a gloss alternative.


Juzzer, Please let me know if you find a gloss alternative, what exactly are Avery sheets though (?)
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