One of my students discovered this amazing and simple technique.
This of course depends on your laserprinter toner (same for
photocopy transfer), and the results are quite crisp.
Prep your metal with 400 sand paper to take out any
Clean with a good degreaser, I use Penny Brite copper cleaner
Clean your metal again with a solvent like de-natured alcohol
and let dry.
Toner side down, iron the image directly to the metal. Iron
should be set on Linen setting.
Wait a bit. Do not remove the paper!!! Let metal
Submerge the paper and metal together in water and let the
water saturate the paper.
Gently begin rubbing the paper threads away. You will have
some paper left, but only on the areas of the toner anyway. Etch
We have been using this as an alternative to building a frame
structure for epoxy inlay.
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