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  1. #1 Trying to disolve or blend ink on paper 
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    Hi Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am new here, but I look forward to contributing to this community.

    I have this small picture that I found on the internet and I want to blow it up and frame in for my bedroom. But when I do so it looks really bad because you can see the pixilation. I want to be able to print the small picture that is really granulated then be able to smudge/blend or disove parts of the ink so it will appera to be less granulated and pixilated.

    I have an epson ink jet printer and an HP ink jet printer. I am printing on to construction style paper. I have tried to smear the ink in many ways so the pixil dots cannot be seen so easily and the picture appers to be smooth.

    I have tried the following solutions: Bleach, water, alcohol, pine sol, and fantastic. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.


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    My suggestion would be to alter the picture before you print it in photoshop or a similar program. Using a smudge/smear tool should do what your asking but depending on how much bigger your trying to make it it might not come out well regardless.


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    I agree with Supernothing. The use of chemicals is the wrong approach. There are programs that will enlarge a computer picture. They do so by adding more pixels so as to keep each one the same size on your printer. Maybe you already have such a program on your system. Otherwise, do a search for freeware.
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    I've tried that but the picture is still very granular. Even with the smudge tool, in adobe, it still does not have a clean look.

    If I could actually smudge the ink on the paper I think that would fix my issues here.

    Any ideas on how to go about this?
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    I found the aswer. and I wan to sharwith all you incase anyone else has a similar problem in the futur. Epson printers are not water soluable, but the HP is. I am stl worng how to blending without rings... but I am on my way. TY
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    I wish i could remember the name of the program, but there is a program i've heard of that flexes the pixels. Meaning you can enlarge any photo and it will still retain its resolution. Try searching google for the program, I think i'll do the same because it's bothering me now. I know it's a fairly simple program and fairly sure it's free.
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    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/Rasterbator.html

    This might be the program you were thinking of Lothuian. I haven't used it but it sounds useful.

    I'm kinda surprised HP's are water soluble. Good luck trying that, it sound like it'll take quite a bit of artistic ability.
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    Well, if you do not own Adobe Photoshop, try the GIMP!

    http://www.gimp.org/

    It will do all the things you need it to do. Try scaling the picture with the scaling tool, the using some gaussian blur on it. I've found this is the best way to blow up a low resolution picture.

    Good luck!
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