Laser Toners that work with acetone to transfer engraving designs

Bob Savage

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HP Laser Jet Pro M15w is the smallest monochrome laser printer on the market and it is amazing for the price. Colors are printed in a gray shade.

Does this printer (and/or other lower cost HP laserjets) do good Acetone-only transfers?
 

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HP Laser Jet Pro M15w is the smallest monochrome laser printer on the market and it is amazing for the price. Colors are printed in a gray shade.

Does it make good acetone transfers? I've never heard of a color laser that worked with acetone.
 

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Does it make good acetone transfers? I've never heard of a color laser that worked with acetone.
It’s monochromatic so it will only print black or lighter shades of grey which works well for the simple transfers I do.
 

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I think the HP printer is internaly the same as my Samsung M2026W printer. It was 70 euro.
And is also a monochrome laser printer.

I think HP makes printers for other manufacturers/brands.

My samsungs software could also be downloaded from HP's website. Thats how I found out.
 

Bob Savage

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So it looks like trying out a Canon with a test isn't going to be as easy as I thought. The two close Office Depot's have both closed permanently and the next closes doesn't have inventory.

What should my confidence level be that this printer would do direct Acetone transfers? It seems like the consensus is Canon toner transfers directly. I'm tired of fumbling around with the varnish layer process and am ready to grab this with a few votes of confidence.

Canon MF113w AIO Wireless Laser Printer - Office Depot

Edit: Or other options

Amazon.com: Canon LBP113w imageCLASS (2207C004) Wireless, Mobile-Ready Laser Printer, 23 Pages Per Minute, Black: Electronics

Amazon.com: Canon ImageCLASS LBP6030w (8468B003) Monochrome Wireless Laser Printer, Compact Design: Electronics

Amazon.com: Canon Image CLASS LBP6230dw Wireless Laser Printer, White, Space Saving, White/Grey: Office Products
 

Bob Savage

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Figured I'd follow up. Somebody on the Lindsay FB site told me about a $99 mono multi-function Canon that is working well for him. It was store pickup only and only one left amongst all the stores near me, but I got it and it works with acetone. That said, I'm still putting a very thin layer of damar varnish on the material, letting it sit for a few mins and then sticking the paper to it so that the paper doesn't lift off the piece ore move so easily, but I'm happy to say the machine below works.

Canon imageCLASS MF232w

That said, I don't see it offered for $99 anymore but that could be due to my location so it's worth looking to see if it comes up at $99 for you.
 

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