In yesterday’s post Citrasolv Transfer Method I explained how I had tried and failed to do an image transfer with a copy from my printer.
Suzanne Why Cuz I Can mailed me some images to test out.
The images she sent me worked perfectly!
I had a lot of great comments with some great tips, suggestions and questions. I know some of you who read my post in your email or reader may miss some of these, so I decided to share them with you.
I found a way to transfer an image using my ink jet printer and freezer paper - it worked really well. Here's the tutorial -
Hope this helps!
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✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...
I transfer using the woodworkers transfer tool. No messy liquids.
I have it on my sidebar.
YAY I'm happy to hear you had success.
I have a Brother laser printer (it was less than $120 a few years ago) and the prints from this work super.
Cath also added in an email:
It seems the brother model I have is discontinued. It was really a good buy and is a fast printer 23 ppm. The model is Hl2170w. Brother most likely has a similar replacement. Also holds 250 pieces in the paper tray which is nice.
Hope this helps.
I've had the same issue, and it's incredibly frustrating! ONCE I went to Office Max and got the "right" copies, but every other time I've been there, it hasn't worked. Wondering if they've changed copy machines on me! The suggestion I have heard is to take some CitraSolv with you to the copy center, and test the first copy that comes out to see if the ink will smear. If not--try another machine!
I think Korrie has a great suggestion! I would add to this, if you are unsure, copy another small thumbnail (fleur-de-lis?) in one corner and use the CitraSolv on that area. Just be sure to do this AWAY from the copiers. You could just put a dab on a cotton ball and put it in a baggie.
Carol Stuck said...
I have transferred images using the heat transfer tool and it worked quite well for me. I had my images copied at our local Staples store. I had them copy the images on their darkest setting using dry toner based laser machine on #24 paper.
I am going to try the citrasolv next and compare the results. I figure if I don't like it as well, I can always use the citrasolv for its intended use...heehee!
Carol-Thank you so much for those detailed directions! Please keep me posted if that works with Citrasolv.
Stacie Czech said...1
Hi Gail... I have one more tip... when using CitraSolv to transfer onto a painted wood surface, it must be painted with Acrylic paint. Laytex or Spray Paint won't work.... I tried and completely ruined a stool I had spray painted. Re-painted with Acrylic and it worked like a charm! P.S. I'm intimidated by those copiers too!
Great to know Stacie! thanks for letting us learn from your mistake!
Now for a few questions:
Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...
I've seen this method on another blog but havent tried it yet. Glad you figured it out. Where do you buy citrasolv?
I bought mine online, but I heard you can get it at health food stores. Make sure you buy the concentrated formula.
Cassie Fields said...
Does it need to be ink jet or can you use laser jet printing?
It must be a toner copy. Ink jet and laser printers do not work. (I tried)
Well done on perseverance, now i need to know whats in the citrisolv as i live in South Africa and need to find something equivelant. TFS
I didn’t have any suggestions for paola, do you?
This comment made me chuckle!
Glad it worked for you. Are you seriously intimidated by copy machines? Now, that is funny!
Sylvia!!! your comment cracked me up!
Me, queen of the power tools intimidated by copy machines? Yep, I think it all goes back to that math! LOL Percentages, blowing it up, decreasing... ALL those buttons! too confusing!
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