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Reply #17 - Jun 21st, 2008 at 8:12pm
 
I learned a new technique today.

Instead of using heat there is a pen that you can use.

One such pen is made by Prismacolor and is called a colorless blending pen.  (It's filled with Xylene)

This only works with a laser print or a print from a copier.

Place the paper with the image side facing the paper and rub over the paper with the pen. That's it.
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Re: Heat Transfer Technique
Reply #18 - Jun 22nd, 2008 at 12:11am
 
What would happen if you put some xylene on a rag and rubbed it across the back side of the paper?  Would that be the same effect?
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Reply #19 - Jun 22nd, 2008 at 6:12am
 
It should, that's why I named the ingredient.
I have some xylene at work and plan on trying. I also have some empty pens that I'm going to fill
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Reply #20 - Jun 22nd, 2008 at 6:16am
 
Please post your results.  I'm curious to know also.
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Reply #21 - Jun 23rd, 2008 at 7:32am
 
Binh Pho uses Xylene to transfer his laser images to his work, he did this in his rotation about airbrushing.
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Reply #22 - Jun 23rd, 2008 at 7:49am
 
Bill Blasic wrote on Jun 23rd, 2008 at 7:32am:
Binh Pho uses Xylene to transfer his laser images to his work, he did this in his rotation about airbrushing.



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Reply #23 - Jun 25th, 2008 at 9:50pm
 
This is a really slick trick. I've heard of it in the past but never tried until today. I don't have the transfer tool nor any xylene but I cobbled up a way using a little piece of aluminum plate holding my printed signature on to the blade of a maple letter opener I turned--and holding a soldering gun against it for a couple minutes.
After 3 tries I haven't gotten even coverage across the whole signature even though it's the smallest font I could print (9 pt) and only about 3/4" across. I'll post a small pic after it works better, in keeping with the "no pic it didn't happen"  rule  Tongue

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Reply #24 - Jun 26th, 2008 at 12:33pm
 
I just got a Prismacolor blender pen - It doesn't work.

Xylene works great, but if you dab some on a rag then apply it to the back of the paper you get a blurry image from to much chemical. I found that if I dipped the Prismacolor blender pen into Xylene then apply to the back of the paper you get a nice crisp image. I'm leaving the cap off the pen so it dries out and will be using it as a applicator.

I also found that trichloroethylene works really good as well. I think you can only get this commercially. We use it as a cleaner and I'm wondering if spot remover will work too.
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Reply #25 - Jun 29th, 2008 at 7:56pm
 
I had some old furniture stripper in a can, not the paste but a thin fluid which has a bunch of ingredients listed--don't see xylene but the stuff works good.
I dab it on the backside of the printing with an old stiff paintbrush and hold it against the wood with my thumb for about a minute.

Rather than post another pic here or in the Gallery, I uploaded one to my Gallery album on the AAW Forums, you can see here:

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Reply #26 - Jun 29th, 2008 at 8:31pm
 
Try burnishing the paper with something like a credit card, it helps to transfer the image
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Re: Heat Transfer Technique
Reply #27 - Jun 29th, 2008 at 8:35pm
 
This is excellent information.  The downfall of the heat pen is that you run the risk of burning the wood or popping the grain.  With the chemical application, that risk is removed. 

Has anyone experimented with color laser transfer yet?  The heat pen transfers colors fairly well.  You don't get the true color.  For example, red print on holly will appear pink.  Blue print on yellowheart will appear green.  In other words, it tends to follow the color mixing rules.

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Reply #28 - Jun 29th, 2008 at 9:18pm
 
Yes, So So results

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Reply #29 - Jun 29th, 2008 at 9:23pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Jun 29th, 2008 at 8:31pm:
Try burnishing the paper with something like a credit card, it helps to transfer the image


Ron, is this done along with the chemical transfer? Or instead of?
If along with, is it before, or after dabbing on the fluid?

Leo, I only have a monotone printer but would like to know how well a light-colored ink would look on a dark wood. Yellow or green on Black Walnut, for example. A friend has a color laser printer, I want to put a bunch of designs and text on a sheet or two of paper and see how it works. Might take a week before I get that much done!
BTW Leo, thanks for posting this technique, it has opened up a whole new realm for surface decoration of turnings!
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