Laser Transfers by Powderhorn

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I have had several people PM me, on how I do Laser transfers. So here it goes as an attempted tutorial.
a. I am going to assume that you have artwork ready to go, and a Laser printer, and computer.
b. That you have either some of Tom Whites solution, or some of the homebrew by Mike Cirelli.
c. Make sure your printer is set for single pass print only, not double sided printing.

1. You will need Reynolds Baking Parchment, and Tan masking tape. (some people, say glue sticks work)
See PIC #1.

2. Open the paper drawer in your printer, and mark the top of the sheet closest to you.
See pic #2.

3. Close drawer and print your pic, check and see where your mark came out on.
See pic #3.

4. Tape a piece of parchment down over your printed item, don't skimp on tape, but you only need to tape the leading edge.
See pic #4.

5. Place your paper back in the paper drawer with your mark orientated, as when you first marked it.
See pic #5.
 

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Powderhorn

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Transfer Cont;

6. Print your design again. If you did it wright, it will have printed on the parchment. Peel off the parchment.
See pic #6.

7 Coat your metal with the transfer solution, and let dry for a minute.
See pic #7 & 8.

8. Using masking tape, tape your design down over your plate and burnish it down.
See pic #9.

9. When you are burnishing it down, you should see the design disappear from the parchment, you should have a 100% transfer.
See pic #10, #11 & #12.
 

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Powderhorn

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I tried to post the pics with the statements, but could not, so please muddle thru with it. I have had very good luck with this type of transfer. Some people have also been top coating the transfer with hair spray. I hope this helps you with your transfers. For a printer, I use an older model HP, that is a monochrome printer ( HP Laserjet 2200), also you can use the cheap Samsung, or Brother's, that are around $59.00 at Office Max.
 

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