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How to Print Photos on Paper Napkins


One of the great advantages of digital imaging over traditional film processes is the ease of printing on a variety of alternative surfaces. With a printer that uses pigment-based inks, you can print photos on many substrates, including fabrics, art papers, napkins or anything that will absorb ink. Getting the image to look right, however, is trial and error. You will need to adjust your printer settings based on the absorbency of your napkin — which will be high, considering that the fabric is designed to absorb — as well as its fragility.


  • Check your printer software to see what sort of adjustments can be made. You will need to be able to adjust the volume of ink the printer outputs. If you can do this, go to Step 3. If not, go to the next step.