What does this mean for 2-sided printers?
Be careful what paper you pick for a 2-sided project and do some tests before making many copies. Again, its not where the paper comes from – it’s the type of paper being used that compounds the problem. Don’t let your favorite paper vendor try and convince otherwise.What to Look For
If ink transfer occurs, you can see a light impression of the photo or text from the opposite page transferred to the opposing sheet. Blacks and very dark colors are much more likely to transfer.
Minimizing the Problem
** Use interleaving sheets between pages. Thin translucent material is available from office supply stores.
** Try and avoid a photo facing a blank page. Ink transfer will be more obvious.
** If possible, line up the facing photos as close as possible. Transfer from photo to photo will be less obvious.
** If a photo does face a blank page, pick a photo with light tones and colors
** Use single sided photo or satin papers for your books.
** Choose a double-sided luster like 50lb. Arctic Polar Luster Double-sided** Use dye inks. Canon’s ChromaLife 100 ink is dye based and offers about triple the life of conventional dyes.