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  • MathewO commented on JP'sW's instructable Transfer Photograph onto Wood1 month ago
    Transfer Photograph onto Wood

    thank you for great project. Double thanks for well-edited video. Here are some ideas:You can buy pre-sanded, cabinet-grade plywood in small sheets at home centers/box stores very reasonable prices. Great for testing the transfer. I like the recycled wood for finished product.You might try waxing your glue jig board. Keeps project from sticking to jig.If you transfer the photo first, then you can square of the frame/canvas afterwards. Then you don't have to get the copy paper mounted perfect, which is hard to do.Heat transfer via iron would be challenging. It must be toner, because the "ink" in toner printers is transferred via heat. Ink jet would not work at all. For heat transfer, the canvas media would neet to be very flat and sanded to a high gloss (ie 2000 grit). That's l...see more »thank you for great project. Double thanks for well-edited video. Here are some ideas:You can buy pre-sanded, cabinet-grade plywood in small sheets at home centers/box stores very reasonable prices. Great for testing the transfer. I like the recycled wood for finished product.You might try waxing your glue jig board. Keeps project from sticking to jig.If you transfer the photo first, then you can square of the frame/canvas afterwards. Then you don't have to get the copy paper mounted perfect, which is hard to do.Heat transfer via iron would be challenging. It must be toner, because the "ink" in toner printers is transferred via heat. Ink jet would not work at all. For heat transfer, the canvas media would neet to be very flat and sanded to a high gloss (ie 2000 grit). That's labor intensive. Also, as you sand, the wood will want to dish out, leaving a wavy, not flat, surface.The modpodge solves many of these problems. Also, it would work with any wood species. It you heat transfer, then soft pine would absorb toner more readily, but tend to blotch. A hard oak with take toner well, less blotching. However, the open pores in oak are hard to fill. Maple will blotch. Cherry would be more forgiving. However, it's a darker wood. I think modge podge is ideal.

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