Here are three neat tricks we thought you'd like to see...
These three tricks described below use our Toner Transfer Paper. It is used like regular paper through your laser printer. Safe for all laser printers and copiers, B&W and Color. When this paper is wet, the special Dextrin coating dissolves releasing the printed image,
Image Directly To CD & DVD Discs
Sure, CD/DVD media is becoming passé these days BUT they're still around and while they're still a 'thing' you can put some amazing graphics on what you burn. No need to use adhesive white labels (if you can still even find them) just use plain unprinted discs. Simply print what you want in reverse (mirror image), lay on top of the disc and insert to any pouch laminator and then into a tray of water. The paper will slide away after a minute and Voila! And no worries putting a CD into a laminator as polycarbonate discs can withstand much higher temperatures without any distortion, damage or warping. (Polycarbonate plastic was selected when CD's were first developed because the engineers knew people could leave discs on the dashboard in direct sunlight which would warp all other types of plastics.
Because color toners are inherently 'flat', use can then use our "OverCoat" foil (#1232) over the toner image and run through the laminator again. Peel off the foil and voila! ... one super-high glossy disc!
3-Day Temporary Tattoos and Sun Tanned Images
Make durable, realistic looking temporary tats in minutes that will last for days and easily removed at any time. Real tattoos are all flat color tones - and color toner is inherently flat so images will look totally real (unlike store-bought temporary images that are always glossy!) Make your own "on demand" tattoos in minutes. You’ll amaze yourself and your friends on your first try. All you need is the Toner Transfer Paper (above), an inexpensive bottle of "Spirit Gum" (available at any 'Party Store') and something to remove it later like 'Spirit Gum Remover', Olive Oil, Rubbing Alcohol or peanut butter (chunky preferred, if you're not allergic).
1. Create you image on screen, reverse the graphic and print to a sheet of Toner Transfer Paper using any color laser printer or color copier at your local print shops (like FedEx Office, Staples, etc.).
2. Trim the print to about an inch around the graphic with scissors and then brush on a thin coat of “Spirit Gum” directly over the toner image. Give it a few minutes to set up. Now clean the area of the skin with soap and water (or Rubbing Alcohol) then apply the image with good pressure for a about 15 seconds to get a good bond.
3. Fold up a square of paper towel and make it very wet. Press and hold the wet towel over the back of the paper and hold it there for about a minute then remove the towel. The paper has now released the image so slide it off your skin. Wipe over the tattoo with the same wet towel to remove any residue from the paper. Impress someone by putting one across your neck and your friends will comment on how painful that must have been. HA!
... another tattoo technique. You may have seen these and wondered, how did they they do that? The idea is to simply put an opaque image over your skin the same way as described above, except setup your graphic as a solid black image and use a B&W only printer. (The 'black' from a color printer is way too thin!) Even B&W toner not all that opaque, so you need to apply one of our Metallic foils over the graphic and peel off. Use Scotch "Temporary" tape from any stationary store to apply over the image in overlapping strips to lift off any residual foil to get a very crisp image. The best foil to use would be Silver (#1222). After tanning, remove the graphic and Voila!
Transfer "Plan" Outlines
A scale builder's dream come true! When you only have the original printed construction plan and you don't want to cut it up to make trace outlines in order to cut out parts just scan-in the small area of the plan "part" and print it onto the Toner Transfer Paper. Best to use a B&W laser printer or copier. Since hardwoods are generally too thick to run through a laminator, you can use a clothes iron set to the highest setting.
Lay the print toner-side down over the wood and press hard, real hard over the image for about 30 seconds. This will fuse the toner into the wood. Next, wet a paper towel and lay it over the back of the paper so as not to wet too much of wood. To assist at this, you could use masking tape around the edges of the transfer paper so as to keep the surrounding wood from getting wet. Within a minute the paper will let go of the image that has been fused to the wood, and you can now slide the paper off the board ... voila! (Note: In the photo, the plan page is far behind the finished piece. Both images are actually the same size.)