Introduction: Laser Printer Image Transfers

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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
Masking Tape
Rubber Gloves
Color laser prints.
Paper Towel.

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.


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