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Alright so i recently went out of transparentcies, and mistakenly bought laser 8.5 x 14 transparentcies when i have an inkjet printer.

I was wondering if it was bad to use the laser film with the inkjet printer, or if it makes a big enough difference where i should return it and get inkjet film.

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Most laser film has a textured finish to hold more toner.

Ink jet film has a coating to absorb the water-based ink until it dries. Imagine a nano porous coating as a jar of marbles. Pigment or Dye ink is absorbed into the coating by capillary action and stains the microscopic particles in the coating. It appears to be dry to the touch, but the liquid carrier still has to evaporate.

A benefit of the nano porous coating is that the positive can be stacked and handled very quickly. If it is a humid day, the ink might not dry and the vacuum of the exposure unit can pull the wet ink out of the film coating and stain the stencil during exposure, because the positive has lost some ink during the process, it shouldn't be used again.

Pigment Inkjet films are coated on 5 mil polyester. The coating loves water which is the carrier for the ink. The polyester side is very shiny and doesn't absorb water. You can test the film for the coated side by wetting your fingers and pinching the film on both sides. The coated side will get sticky just like capillary film. Rolls are coiled with the coated side out, ready to go into the printer.
 
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