Q.What types of canvas can be coated with inkAID coatings?
A. Virtually any fabric can be coated with inkAID coatings.
Q. How do you apply inkAID coatings to fabric?
A. Mount the fabric on stretcher bars or lay the fabric flat and firmly secure the edges all the way around. Apply a sufficient amount of coating to completely cover the surface. Depending upon the material, some fabrics will likely require more coating than others. Some artist prefer to apply a background coating such as acrylic molding paster or gesso before applying the inkAID coatings. Allow the fabric to dry for at least 24 hours. Always test a few small pieces of fabric first before working with larger pieces.
Q. How do you put coated fabric through the printer?
A. Almost all fabrics will need to be attached to a carrying sheet to go through the printer. Refer to the instructional video about carrying sheets for more information. Review the specifications of your printer to determine the maximum thickness of media that can be used.
Q. Can other materials such acrylic paint or mediums be applied to the fabric after printing?
A. The inkAID White Matte and Translucent Gloss coatings will dry to a very water resistant finish after which other water based materials can be applied. The inkAID Clear coatings are not water resistant so an isolation coating will be required to protect the print.