Introduction: 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:
Plywood or 2x6
Color laser prints.
Step 1: Prep Your Piece.
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
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.
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.
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.