Originally Posted by HUMPHREY1957
Thanks for posting this explanation of the printing process.
I have tried to print on tissue before and screwed up a good piece of tissue.
Ha! I screwed up quite a few before I found a technique that works. I glue one short edge to the paper, then fold it back and run the glue stick around the other three edges. Then fold it back and smooth it out. After its printed it will look wet and wrinkled but this will settle out as it drys. I wonder if there are printers with inks that are water proof...then you can shrink it normally...after it's on the airplane. I ruined a good covering job my first time by trying to mist water on a printed tissue wing panel..what a mess!
I just ordered plans for the Zepplin-Lindau sea plane for rubber power from Flying Models magazine. That uses a beautiful blue lozenge scheme. I may have to draw that one out myself.....should take all winter!