I was at PCNW yesterday and Juan recommended that I sit in on his alternative digital printing class–and wow. wow.
We we printed onto a transfer material, which is like a temporary tattoo. You pull a print onto this material using the enhanced matte profile on a matte ink printer (as this lays down the stickiest blacks)–then you cover the water color paper in the transfer liquid. Which is?! You will never guess–Purell…
Yea, no kidding
Lay the transfer media on the paper, cover with some plastic, and apply pressure with a brayer
peal it back gently to see if it takes:
and you are done. Look at those blacks–you can’t get that from printing directly onto water color paper.