Packing Tape Image Transfers

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Intro: 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.

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    18 Discussions

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    batvanio

    1 year ago

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

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    batvanio

    1 year ago

    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

    2 years ago

    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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    rsk11584

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    nickhallen

    6 years ago on Step 5

    Yes, when they dry they are still fairly sticky.

    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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    GorillazMiko

    10 years ago on Introduction

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