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How would you use a printer to print onto lego's? Answered

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barista (author)2012-07-17

FYI it's just LEGO, not LEGOs or LEGO's
As in:
A collection of LEGO.
Some pieces of LEGO.
A pile of LEGO.

Like wood:
A collection of wood.
not
A collection of woods.

Some pieces of wood.
not
Some pieces of woods.

A pile of wood.
not
A pile of woods.

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iceng (author)barista2012-07-17

Wow, have you been a member longer then your Avatar fame ?

A.. -.-. . -. --.

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iceng (author)2012-01-08

Same way you put a picture on a cake.

A

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kelseymh (author)iceng2012-01-08

You mean edible paper? Yeah, basically print on something then transfer it to the brick.

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iceng (author)kelseymh2012-01-08

Maybe cakes in your town..

Here we see depth in printed cake surfaces
More expensive printer, I surmise.

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kelseymh (author)iceng2012-01-08

The article I cited claims ([citation needed] :-) that the edible paper dissolves rapidly on moist frosting. That would lead the overlying ink to settle onto the not-so-flat frosting layer, presenting the illusion of depth.

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kelseymh (author)2012-01-08

Bricks aren't going to go through a printer (duh).

1) Print reversed image onto plastic (e.g., transparency). Use mechanical transfer (rubbing) to put the image onto the LEGO brick.

2) Print directly onto transparent labels (sticky-backed). Trim as needed, then peel and stick onto the LEGO brick.

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