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can i use a laser printer's printing powder as dye? Answered


i have a broken color laser printer that i could get the colored powder out of the cartridges, i want to dye skateboard wheels (polyurethane i think)  like in this instructable,

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orksecurityBest Answer (author)2011-06-30

Probably not. Laser printer toner is designed to be melted onto the paper (that's what the "fuser" portion of the printer or photocopier does). I'd be surprised if it sticks well to anything without that.

Of course you could mix it with varnish and use it as a _paint_. I don't know how fast it would fade when exposed to the ultraviolet in sunlight.

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rickharris (author)2011-06-30

I doubt it laser a copier toners are a finely granulated plastic & don't easily dissolve - a prime requirement of a dye.

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