transfer on stainless

Ian groves

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been trying to transfer onto a stainless watch strap of laser printer and acitone method and getting nothing ,
 

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not sure about your particular situation. direct draw can sometimes be quicker than a lot of xperimenting.
 

Ian groves

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not sure about your particular situation. direct draw can sometimes be quicker than a lot of xperimenting.
I'm trying to get an image of laser jet to go on stainless and gettign nothing .works fine on othere metals
 

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It is difficult to transfer on items that have a high polish. Sometimes it needs a little rub with something like a 320 paper and then clean with acetone. Also try a little heat to the stainless before you transfer. If you have a buffer you might try high polish on other objects to see if there are differences.

When I do a laser transfer I use a heat gun after it is transferred to the item. This will set the transfer and keep it from rubbing off.
 

Ian groves

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It is difficult to transfer on items that have a high polish. Sometimes it needs a little rub with something like a 320 paper and then clean with acetone. Also try a little heat to the stainless before you transfer. If you have a buffer you might try high polish on other objects to see if there are differences.

When I do a laser transfer I use a heat gun after it is transferred to the item. This will set the transfer and keep it from rubbing off.
thanks will give it a go i was thinking the same about the high polished surface just didnt know how to transfer
 

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My transfer method starts with a pen & ink drawing then I transfer that to acetate then transfer to gun part. J.J.
 

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Yes using it
Yes acetone? The straight acrtone seems to be hit and miss on some metals. I had huge problems on silver and sometimes on brass.
Now I use a cheap nailpolish remover to both clean the surface and to transfer. In between I use 3M magic tape to remove the last bit of oil or residue.
I noticed that on polished stainless I had to apply the transfer nice and wet with a cotton ball and let it sit for a few seconds. If I let it dry completely, the transfer comes straight off. If I take the paper off when wet...there is a nice transfer.

This works for me....hope it helps

Marc
 

Ian groves

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Yes acetone? The straight acrtone seems to be hit and miss on some metals. I had huge problems on silver and sometimes on brass.
Now I use a cheap nailpolish remover to both clean the surface and to transfer. In between I use 3M magic tape to remove the last bit of oil or residue.
I noticed that on polished stainless I had to apply the transfer nice and wet with a cotton ball and let it sit for a few seconds. If I let it dry completely, the transfer comes straight off. If I take the paper off when wet...there is a nice transfer.

This works for me....hope it helps

Marc
Thanks I'll give it a go
 

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