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Stop ink from smudging/smearing when wet?

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Is there a way to make a page of text printed with an inkjet a little more resiliant.  ie, I'd like it not to 'run' or 'smudge' when it gets a drop of water on it.  I thought maybe spraying with 'fixative' of some sort might be a quick and easy solution?
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The older inkjets smeared.  That is a fact that can't be overcome.  Get a new printer.  The newer models don't smear as badly.  I just pulled out a page that I had printed, wet my finger and rubbed on the text.  You could tell that it had been done, but it didn't smear the text badly at all.  I have an Officejet Pro 1150C.  You should be able to pick up any HP inkjet printer for less than $100 to provide suitable print.
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Cheap hairspray always worked on my archetectural drawings in school, but that was graphite.
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If hairspray worked, that would be great!  I'll see if the missus can spare some.
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There is a big difference between graphite and ink.  I remember hearing hairspray suggested as a solution, but it should make the paper stiff.
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