Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:56 AM
First, your copies can not be made on a bubble jet printer, it must be a laser printer that only uses black toner. I had to go to Staples to do mine.
Second, clean the metal, tape the image FACE DOWN on the metal pour on some acetone, rub the paper with a clean cloth or paper towel firmly till the acetone all evaporates and bada bing! The toner ink transfers to the metal and is very tough, you have to rub it hard with Scotch Brite to remove it. Clear, bold lines work the best but as in the case of the face image you can toutch it up if the lines aren't crisp enough.... In the case of images like faces and such, program the copier to reverse the image if need be so it appears correctly.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:48 AM
"He who works with his hands - is a laborer,
He who works with his hands and his head - is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, his head and his heart - is an artist."
St. Francis of Assisi
Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:25 AM
My buddy has used a somewhat similar technique for woodcarving. He uses copies from an office copier ( heat transfer toner ), puts them ink down on the wood, and then runs an iron (like for ironing clothes) over the paper. The heat from the iron transfers the image over to the wood.
I've never tried it on steel, gonna have to do try it.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:34 AM
Most of the graphite toners will just transfer a smeary image if they work at all.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:27 AM
"Toner particles must be heated above their melting point in order for them to flow onto the paper, cool and become solid. Each Brother laser product is designed to reach a pre-set heating temperature based on the original Brother toner formula. The preset temperature varies from model to model, due to the product design specifications."
So, it appears that the iron on process would be the route if brother copies are used. I just replaced a long depleted toner cartridge in my brother machine and will give it a try. Thanks to all for this useful information.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:26 PM
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