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  • John Parfit

    June 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    If i might add my own thoughts here.

    What you are trying to doing with all these different inks and media is drying the print.

    Inks dry by the evaporation of the carrying solvent (be it water, alcohol or any other carrier).

    Evaporation occurs faster in all circumstances when you add energy to the system allowing the molecules to become more vigorous thus increasing the rate at which they bump into each other, some bumping into each other near the surface and gaining sufficient energy to break free of the surface tension and escape out of the medium i.e. evaporate.