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Zychem Ltd is an Innovative Company who
manufacture and supply products for
education for the Visually Impaired.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I print onto the paper?
A. You can use inkjets, photocopiers, laser printers or Zymarker pens to draw your diagrams. Some older printers and copiers are too hot and may damage the paper, but nearly all modern equipment is compatible with Zytex2. Care must be taken with ink-jet printers to ensure the image is completely dry before fusing.
Q. What side do you draw/photocopy onto?
A. The matt, off-white (non-shiney) side should be printed onto.
Q. Does the paper curl?
A. The paper can curl if it is exposed to the atmosphere. Keep the paper flat and in its original packaging until you are ready to use it. Always feed the paper into the machine shortest edge first.
Q. What types of pens can be used?
A. Only black, pigment-based pens or permanent markers work. Biros and felt tips do not work. We recomend that you use only Zymarker to get accurate results every time. Other colours and makes of pen can be used to add content which you don't want swelling.
Q. How complicated can the diagrams be?
A. Diagrams can include as much or as little detail as you wish. Although clear defined lines will be easier to read than fine textures and detailing.
Q. Can different colours be used?
A. The paper can be printed on in colour, while only the black areas rise. This is so that you can use colour to print parts of the diagram which you want to be flat.
Q. What is the thickness and the weight?
A. The paper is approximately 25 microns deep and 195 - 200 gsm.
Q. Can I fuse Zytex2 more than once?
A. Yes, repeat as neccesary to get the level of rise you think is appropriate. We recommend that each sheet is passed no more than 3 times.
Q. Can I re-print Zytex2 after it has been fused.
A. Blank parts of your diagram can be printed on after fusing. However, some printer manufacturers reccomend only putting fresh paper through the printers. The best way to add to your diagrams is using Zymarker pens. Remember that Zyfuse shouldn't be re heated more than 2 or 3 times.
Download User Guide
Download our hints and tips leaflet for Zytex2 paper in Adobe PDF format (453kb). Requires Adobe Acrobat reader.
Download RNIB standard braille and moon fonts, allowing you to add braille or moon script to your documents.