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Re: [teacherartexchange] Image Transfer onto Metal - a "how to"


From: M.Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 09:07:55 PDT

I take my images (usually black on white) and print them to transparancies.
Then I take an old iron (one that doesn't shut itself off after 5 minutes of
non-use), clamp it so the iron side is flat, place my metal on the iron
until it is warm, then lay my transparancy (ink side down) onto the metal.
This is great for metal embossing, and easy enough for HS students to do.

> What I found so interesting about this was the guest says an image
> that is printed on an inkjet printer CAN be used as a transfer if it
> is heat-set in the oven at 200 degrees for 5 minutes! I always
> understood you could only use an image that had been made either on a
> copy machine or a laser printer.

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