How To Video
In under 2 minutes, we explain how to print your fish. Keep in mind, all fish print differently so take a look at our "Helpful Tips" section below.
Step 1: Prepare
Prepare a clean, dry and flat workspace for your fish.
Step 2: Gauze
Dry the fish with paper towels or the gauze included in the kit.
Pay careful attention to areas that could hold water like the gills and fins. A completely dry fish will print best.
Step 3: Towelette
Before each print, use the towelette in the PaperFin baggie to thoroughly dab the fish in an up and down motion - avoid using a wiping motion. The towelette can be used multiple times.
***Do not touch the paper until you have followed Step 4 as anything that has touched the PaperFin towelette can leave marks on the paper.***
Step 4: Wet Nap
Clean your hands thoroughly to avoid making marks on the printing paper with the included wet wipe or paper towel.
Step 5: Print Fish
Place the paper (shiny/smooth side down) on top of the fish. Keeping the paper still, press or rub over the fish. Make sure to rub over all nooks and crevices for added detail.
Step 6: Peel off Paper
Gently peel the paper off the fish. The print will complete within 10 seconds and will not smudge.
In order to produce as many prints as possible think about the size of the print you would like and space the prints accordingly to produce multiple prints on each sheet.
You can cut the paper into the size you're looking for to print on smaller pieces of paper.
Do not reprint over an existing print. Do not lift paper off fish until you are finished.
If the fish is bigger than the sheet (wow!), printing half of it on one sheet and the other half on another sheet is an option, as well as partial prints of the head, tail, sail & bill.
Avoid letting anything that has touched the towelette to come in contact with the paper. Fingerprints are the most common mistake here.
The towelette used in Step 3 can be used multiple times before discarding.
Each fish prints differently, mainly due to the unique texture of the scales. For smoother fish, like trout or salmon, you can apply less towelette dabbing to the body. Feel free to play around with the amount of towelette usage to see different results.
The towelette controls the areas of the fish you want to print or avoid printing. You can choose to exclude the eye or make certain areas of the fish darker by dabbing more in those areas.