- 25 June 2019 at 2:37 pm #584296
Does anyone know how I can transfer some graphic images made on computer to the wood? Does anyone know how to do this, so that it is well done and perfectly crisp?
For example, my son’s wooden toys have several images that have not been painted. It’s clear that they were transferred to wood or printed somehow.
How can I do this in my creations? I already tried to do with mod podge, but it gets blurred and the results are not very professional .. For example, in the photos in attach,
How were these drawings transferred to the wood? When I pass my hand there are no irregularities. Is there any way to do this at home?
You must be logged in to access attached files.25 June 2019 at 5:17 pm #584337Colin ScowenParticipant
I’ve never looked at colour print transfer, but this link demonstrates some techniques you might want to at least experiment with.
25 June 2019 at 6:45 pm #584358Larry GeibParticipant
In the days before laser printing and such, lots of printing on toys was just done with a rubber stamp and paint, or silk screened. Obviously, you would have to do enough volume to make that pay.25 June 2019 at 10:12 pm #584407
Hum… it has to be another way
25 June 2019 at 10:14 pm #584408
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by Antonio Santos.
Thanks, but I’ve already seen it. Still, I need to find another way… how are printing in toys made?26 June 2019 at 6:42 pm #584626Stijn BossuytParticipant
I always use a laser print transfer liquid. Gives very crisp results! Sparingly brush the liquid on both surfaces (wood and paper with laser print), leave to dry, and wash away the paper with a wet sponge. It helps to print on thinner paper. The brand name I use is Powerprint by a Belgian manufacturer called Powertex. Might be hard to get outside of Belgium, but I’m sure there are similar products available elsewhere.
Oh, and don’t forget to print in mirror image.27 June 2019 at 3:06 pm #584865
Thanks for the info.
Is this the one?
Does it really leaves crisp results? By the photo examples, it seems the pictures are a little faded.
And do you use a laser or a inkjet printer?28 June 2019 at 5:26 pm #585166Jim BraunParticipant
Check out TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin on you tube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb2vy75h8iOHbmBU1-SF1lddf6Kti8DcK
He demonstrates several methods for doing photo transfers.
Monmouth County, New Jersey28 June 2019 at 10:31 pm #585230
This seems very helpfull!
THanks, I’ll give it a go.30 June 2019 at 9:21 am #585620Stijn BossuytParticipant
That’s the one. It does give crisp results, but you need to be careful while rubbing the paper off. Use only with laser prints. Ink jet prints give blurry results.
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