Barry Kingsbeer's Album: Experiments with image transfer

I recently came upon references to image transfer that piqued my curiosity. Since the demise of rub down lettering making wall signs has got harder. This method involves printing out a sign in reverse then applying a thin coat of matte medium. You then place the sign wet side down on your wall, smooth it out and let it thoroughly dry. When dry you apply water to the back of the sign and gently rub the disintegrating paper away and the sign is there on your wall. Seems worth a trial. First effort - Inkjet printed on Epson Photo Quality inkjet paper, next time I’ll try ordinary paper to compare. For speed last night I used an existing sign sheet without reversing it. I applied it to some old n scale plastic brick flooring I had to hand. It seems to work but you have to be very gentle while rubbing away the paper. I found a wet fingertip the best way but still snagged the edges. I kept rubbing until I felt any more would result in going right through. The paper stops pilling when you reach the matte medium I think. I have a feeling this will be good for creating ghost signs.


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  • Eccentric Crank
    Eccentric Crank An article on photo-etching circuit boards recommended the cheapest kind of paper used for junk mail adds.
    The test was to put some in water and see how fast it turns to mush, leaving the toner behind.
    I still need to experiment, as I want to make some e...  more
    March 29, 2017 - 1 likes this