Someone wrote an article on this…does anyone remember where?
Where does one buy the transfer paper? I’m less worried about
the transfer than the acid. Elaine
I wrote an article on photoetching using overhead transparency
sheet as the carrier for the toner resist. It was in the
Lapidary Journal, split between the June and July issues, 1998.
Overhead transparency sheet is easy to locate at any stationary
or office supply store. It’s inexpensive and a good way to learn
this particular process if you have no previous experience. Once
you’re comfortable, then switch to the PnP. This acetate
transfers the toner at a much lower temperature, about 275
degrees F. It has a lot of advantages over the transparency
sheets. The resist holds up better, allowing a deeper etching.
Much finer detail is possible without pitting, and it’s much
easier to transfer to the metal. It is more expensive. This is
a source for the PnP acetate:
P.O. Box 463
Ringoes, NJ 08551
I would like any feedback from you on your progress with this
method of etching. Good luck!