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Printing on to black paper

I am trying to make some cards on black card stock but cannot get the white ink to come out?

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I'm sorry, but there is no white ink in the cartridges in this printer, and there are no printers I know of by any manufacturer that have white ink to do what you're wanting to do.

All I can suggest is these two things:

  1. Go to a local printing shop and see if they can do this for you. I used to work at an Insty-Prints and they could do thermographed ink (which means the ink is slightly raised, like you see on some business cards), and probably have white or light grey ink. They may be able to do this for you.
  2. Alternatively, you can print it on your printer, but you'll have to use white card stock and have the printer print all the black (and leave the white areas white). This will use a lot of black ink so if you have a lot of these to print, it might actually be easier and cheaper (considering the cost of ink) to again go to a print shop in your area.

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