Laser Printer Image Transfers
Laser Printer Image Transfers
This is a great way to give digital images a vintage feel. Laser print image transfers are an easy-to-make home decoration, and make great gifts.

For this project I used:

Xylol
Plywood or 2x6
Masking Tape
Rubber Gloves
Color laser prints.
Paper Towel.

Step 1: Prep your piece.

Laser Printer Image Transfers
Laser Printer Image Transfers
Laser Printer Image Transfers
Cut down the laser print to fit the piece of wood that you want to work with, then tape the edges with masking tape.

Step 2: Burnish

Laser Printer Image Transfers
Laser Printer Image Transfers
Laser Printer Image Transfers
Laser Printer Image Transfers
Apply some xylol to a paper towel and burnish/rub the back of your piece like crazy. If you have a bone folder available, that works as an excellent burnishing tool.

You will know you have sufficiently burnished the back of your piece when the paper becomes translucent.

Step 3: Check it.

Laser Printer Image Transfers
Laser Printer Image Transfers
Gently peel back the paper and tape from the wood, check to see if the image has transferred.

If it seems a little light, you can tape it back down, and repeat step two.

Step 4: Finish.

Laser Printer Image Transfers
Laser Printer Image Transfers
Laser Printer Image Transfers
Allow xylol to dry for about 10 minutes, then it is ready.

That's it! Have fun, try to apply your transfers to paneling, furniture, cutting boards, whatever! It is a good idea to spray paint a layer of clear coat to the finsihed piece.

Yay!
 
 

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