Introduction: Packing Tape Image Transfers

In this instructable, I'll teach you how to transfer laser printed or photocopied images to packing tape.

This process also works with hot glue or clear caulk -- the transfer won't be as clear, though.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:

- packing tape
- scissors
- the image you want to transfer
- a basin
- water

Step 2: Printing and Cutting

Print out the picture you want to transfer. This method works with laser printers, and photocopiers -- I'm just not sure about inkjet printers.

Once you've printed your picture, cut it out to save paper.

Step 3: Tape

Tape over your image. I suggest at least two layers of tape, to prevent the tape from seperating.

Once you've taped up your picture, you can trim the edges of the tape.

Step 4: Soak and Rub

Fill your basin with water, and soak your image in it.

Once you've soaked the image for a while, rub it's back. The paper should come of easily.

Step 5: Finished!

You're finished!

Now, go find a use for your paper pulp.

Comments

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batvanio (author)2017-04-16

Be a little more specific. What water use, how long you hold it ...

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batvanio (author)2017-04-14

I do not get. I used inkjet printer and keep it in hot water. Friction fell and paper and ink.

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janey west (author)2016-10-06

Help ! I tried this, I printed "Treats" soaked it water for couple min. then pealed off the paper and nothing. What am I doing wrong ?

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preetsharma (author)2015-12-18

Wow great idea.

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rsk11584 (author)2011-12-13

wow nice idea i will post afterwards that for what i used this :)

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nickhallen (author)2011-10-20

Yes, when they dry they are still fairly sticky.

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cjupiter (author)2011-07-11

Is the tape still sticky?

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extremegtafan (author)2008-12-11

DANG IT!!! I left my packing tape clinging to the side of the bike trailer I built.

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turner22 (author)2008-10-02

can someone say easy car decal???

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LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-03-24

Awesome! any way to transfer it onto something else?

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Not that I know of. If you want to do that, I'd suggest this method.

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Thanks

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Ok, now that I've said that, I realize that you could stick the tape to whatever you want. So yes, in a way, you can transfer it to "something else".

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I was thinking more of the toner transfer method, but yeah, this would work fine.

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Sunbanks (author)2008-03-24

Good idea! I'm going to try this sometime.

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Thanks!

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Now to find the packing tape....

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-25

That's so cool! Great job, I am going to try this out for sure. +1 rating. (added to favorites)

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