I'm glad to see this being discussed as I just tried to make this work for
my own Christmas cards. I xeroxed a Santa image I drew and tried to
transfer it to printmaking paper with acetone (with little success). I
tried painting the acetone on the back of the xerox and also on the front
of the good paper. Only the darkest xerox came out and not very legibly.
I'm wondering if some copy machines work better than others for this. I
had no luck with ink jet images and acetone.
I will try the matte medium method, but I didn't really want medium on the
image. I wanted to draw and print on top of the paper after the transfer
was done. This process is definitely more suitable to the classroom.
Acetone is very toxic!