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Frank Ippolito <[log in to unmask]>
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SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 5 Dec 1997 13:18:43 -0500
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>>Animators use a type of acyrlic called "cell paint"<<

>>backpainted with cel paint<<

Oh yeah, C_E_L paint. Sorry I was thinking of those itty bitty paints used
to touch up mitochondria <g>.

>>some types of
drawing film can be run through a copier, so one procedure used to be to xerox
a line sketch onto drawing film, and backpaint. of course, you end up with
cartoon-y dark outlines unless you play around with the exposure setting on
the copier. also, i wouldn't want to be the one to test out the acetate in the

The danger with acetate in copiers and laser printers is the heat involved.
I would suggest only using acetate rated for such high temp usages. There
are a number of these found off the shelf. Another option is to use an
inkjet printer which generates no heat. The downside of this is that the
linework is water soluable and the acetate tends to be a little thin. But
I've seen good results with both approaches.


Frank Ippolito    [log in to unmask]
American Museum of Natural History

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