More About Dura-Lar


Several emails and messages have asked me about Dura-Lar. Here's my source for this wet-media film. See the previous post for one way to use it! Grafix is the company.

Grafix Wet Media Dura-Lar is specially coated to accept paints, inks and markers. This clear polyester film works well as a surface for planning painting compositions, as a painting surface, student brushwork practice and printmaking. Wet medias used will not bead, chip or run. Simply wipe with a damp cloth to reuse again!
                                         See Wet Media Dura-Lar in action, check out
                                         this online tutorial and video demo.

Grafix | 5800 Pennsylvania Ave. | Maple Heights, OH 44137 |


You can also use other films through your inkjet printer and acheive similar results, but with more beading and fuzziness -- a nice effect sometimes. Here are a few of the things I've tried that work more or less for this transfer technique:

pocket protectors

the back side (shiny side) of inkjet transperancy film (this is pretty close to the Dura-Lar)

contact paper

the paper backing from stick-on labels

My general theory is if it's 8.5 by 11 inches I will try it through my copier/printer all-in-one (it's an HP older model). I usually put a strip of masking tape on the leading edge to help the copier grab the plastic (or fabric, or whatever).