Transfer laser prints to canvas or wood for your Powertex creations
- Print your chosen picture with a laser printer or a laser copy machine. Always copy or print your photos or texts mirrored. Choose an 80 gsm normal paper, not glossy or photo paper.
- Cut or tear out the image you wish to use. Place it face down in the place where you want to transfer and trace around the edges with a pencil on a white and dry surface.
- Place it face down in the place where you want to transfer and trace around the edges with a pencil on a white and dry surface.
- When working on canvas, place a book underneath the surface for support.
- Apply Powerprint evenly with a brush onto the surface. Apply only within the marked pencil lines.
- Apply a layer of Powerprint evenly to the image side of the copy.
- Place the wet side of the print in the marked place on the surface.
- Use a Powertex scraper tool to remove excess Powerprint and to make sure there are no trapped air bubbles between the paper and the surface.
- Wipe any excess Powerprint away with a damp sponge.
- Dry the image for at least 10 minutes with a hair dryer or heating tool, this is important for a successful transfer.
- Leave to cool before you begin the next step.
- Gently roll off the paper with a damp soft sponge or J Cloth so that only ink remains in the waterproof Powerprint.
- If the image is still a bit milky, apply a thin layer of Easy Coat Glossy on top and the haze will disappear.
- Seal the finished image with a coat of Easy Coat Glossy or Easy varnish
- For outdoor use apply two extra coats of Easy Varnish
- Finish to your taste
There's a great example of transferring an image on to fabric here: