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Offline matteherr

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Personal check
« on: February 02, 2019, 09:23:45 PM »
I have a question for everyone. I want to write my checks with my oblique pen. I tried to sign one and the ink bled. Do I need different ink? I tried Higgins and I tried Sumi. Do I need to have "special" checks made?

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Re: Personal check
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 03:28:56 AM »
I think it is the paper if the same ink is used with a different paper and it was OK. Try coating the paper first..hair spray or  clear spray paint?

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Re: Personal check
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 04:24:09 AM »
That's something I've never heard of.  Doesn't the hairspray mean that the ink will not 'stick' afterward?   ???

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Re: Personal check
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 06:03:31 AM »
I don't know if you can have checks made. I have heard that you can write a check on any be it a napkin or a cow (a check is just a letter to your bank asking it to pay someone) But I am not sure if that is acceptable today with all the anti fraud measures.

I suggest you try out different inks and pens. Maybe gouache?

Also, don't write the amount in water soluble ink and sign in water proof ink, you will make a check washers job too easy.

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Re: Personal check
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 10:20:05 AM »
I second Inkyfingers' hairspray idea. It works as a fixative or prep. I have used it many times on envelopes that bleed. Aquanet was the one I used but don't even know if they still make that!  ;D
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Re: Personal check
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 12:12:53 PM »
I'll keep experimenting. There is a local print shop that prints checks. I'll contact them. I'll post my findings.

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Re: Personal check
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 01:35:10 PM »
This idea of coating the paper was originally found on a posting here on TFF.  The shading and hairline for pointed pen is of most utility.

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Re: Personal check
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 02:31:21 PM »
Gouache with gum arabic might work; I tend to reach for that on papers that bleed.

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Re: Personal check
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2019, 07:37:51 AM »
Ziller's inks are waterproof and quite reliable as non-bleeding inks! They need to be a bit diluted (with water) for pointed pen and don't expect great hairlines.
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Re: Personal check
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 08:12:55 PM »
Iron Gall ink seems to work on any paper. In the past it was used for writing cheques, but the paper in the 19th century might have been better quality.