Inkjet or printer transfer is a very simple process. It works because the photo is printed on a nonabsorbent surface,like glassine or wax paper, the back side of sticky label paper or my favorite: a standard sheet protector. As you print your photo onto a non-absorbent surface the ink will remain wet for a while. All you need to do now is transfer the image onto the surface of your choice by pressing the print face down onto the receiving paper.
What you need:
• Inkjet Printer
• Standard Sheet Protector (or any other non absorbent surface)
• Receiving surface such as watercolor paper, photo paper, wood panel etc.
Now, a few things to remember:
1. Printing a mirror image of your photo is recommended, especially if it contains text – otherwise the final transfer will appear to be backwards.
2. If you are using a sheet protector and it does not go smoothly through your printer, try inserting a piece of standard printer paper inside the sheet protector before printing, and then try again.
New York in Color – Inkjet Transfer to Canvas
You can set your printer to any of the paper/media type options available for your printer, but keep in mind that unless you wish to have the ink-smudge effect, the “plain paper” option will work quite well (not to mention it will help you economize the use of precious ink).
The ink works well on most surfaces I tried, but if you choose to transfer to a surface that is not so smooth such as canvas or watercolor paper it is a good idea to increase the amount of ink by setting the printer to a photo paper printing.
Using inkjet transparency film for inkjet transfer won’t work since this type of media absorbs the ink rather quickly. However you can still use inkjet transparencies for gel medium image transfer
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