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Magic-glos transfers
« on: December 22, 2011, 05:30:02 AM »
Recently I tried a little experiment. I had a small black and white laser printed image on ordinary office paper. I covered the image in magic-glos and then cured under my uv lamp. Once it was all cured, I placed the resin veneer into some water and rubbed off the white paper that until now was firmly adhered to the resin. I was left with a perfect image on a glass like veneer. Areas that were not printed were transparent, so the background of what you place the veneer on would show through. I haven't done any more experiments but this one-off experiment showed lots of promise.

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 07:21:23 AM »
GO FRANY
My kinda  thinking !!!

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 09:34:43 AM »
Ooh, that sounds interesting. You could then maybe have a thin sheet of tinted polymer clay under the image. Clever idea.
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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 11:57:58 AM »
That sounds really good Fran.  I tried that with Fimo Deco Gel and it worked too, but it was very slightly cloudy, making me think that the paper hadn't come off completely.   :) Mel

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2011, 08:39:52 PM »
That sounds fantastic Fran! Thanks for sharing your find with us.

I've also done it with VERY thin layers of translucent clay. I found that with some types of baking parchment you can keep the toner loose and it doesn't get set hard on to the paper.

So, if you can find a way to feed the baking paper through the printer (glued to another sheet of paper for example) and carefully press the transfer onto the thin sheet of trans, you can then layer that transfer-side down onto other clay.

This is useful for using transfers in curved shapes etc where you don't want a rigid piece of clay

Unfortunately the only example I can find of this is about 10 years old, but you get the idea


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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 03:40:01 PM »
That's a good idea, Emma.....and I love the pendant!
Did the ink "bead" on the parchment?  I did try using it once and I ended up with a blobby result because of that, but maybe if i'd left the print longer it might have dried off a bit more!  Something else to try "one day"!

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 07:21:03 PM »
I love the pendant Emma!   :) Mel

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 07:59:53 PM »
Like Fran's technique the key is to use a lazer printer not an inkjet one. The lazer printers use a powder toner which gets set hard in usual printing. But I found with my technique that if you print onto baking parchment it stays powdery and doesn't set hard. So you can just transfer it easily
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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2011, 06:27:13 AM »
I have heard that you can use tonoer copier TEE shirt transfer paper ??? any one try this ??

Beautiful bead EMMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2011, 08:42:12 AM »
I did some experiments way back using t shirt paper for inkjet printers. Very sucessful but you need to weigh the paper down and bake in contact with the clay so only good for flat things really.

Fran, with you magic glos transfers are the flexible at that thiness or still rigid?

All types are cool just depends on the project at hand really.

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2011, 06:03:50 PM »
Obviously that's where I went wrong, using inkjet  ::)

Is the lazer printer the same as in library photocopiers? 

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2011, 05:00:12 AM »
Emma, the Magic-glos transfers were very rigid, just like a hard piece of plastic. So they would only be good for flat surfaces. I will have to try your method. It looks great! I'd love to have a colour laser printer (I only have black and white). It would be so convenient. They are very cheap to buy now. But the refills are a horrifying price. Much more than the cost of the printer.

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2011, 02:34:28 PM »
I have a color lazer printer & the toner is a lot more but it seams to last longer i have never tried tranfering with it
are there any insturctions posted anywhere that anyones knows of  ??

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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2011, 04:11:02 PM »
Jan the technique I detailed above was with lazer printer. So was Frans I think so two there for starters
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Re: Magic-glos transfers
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2011, 05:35:01 PM »
Thanks Emma,
I just found info in D katos surface technique book .