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Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
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Reply to: #968891 by Bon Echo
Nov 29, 2018 6:51am
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Yes, the fastest for you would be to get a photocopied print of your image somewhere (multiple prints on same page for insurance against errors): library, Office Max, etc. I use 100% acetone rather than heat transfer. Don't make it too wet with acetone... works great.
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
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Reply to: #968876 by Nurse Wanderseek
Nov 29, 2018 7:11am
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I had that problem and then bought some real graphite pencils. They work every time.
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968892 by jlsd0218
Nov 29, 2018 7:56am
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http://www.nettally.com/palmk/TransferringRubberStampImage.html

"Iron transfers: Another laser printer transfer method involves laying the paper with the printed image on the rubber and pressing the back side with a hot iron. The toner is designed to melt; you're just remelting it. Obviously you want to be careful not to melt the rubber. A medium setting on the iron is good, and apply it for perhaps ten seconds. Try peeling up one corner of the paper and see if it's working; if not, lay it back down and apply the iron some more."

I use a low setting (like 3 or 4) and apply the iron for maybe 4 seconds. I also place a large piece of blank paper between the image and the iron, to ensure that the iron never touches any of the stamp material. I like this method because once apply some heat the image becomes fused to the rubber - you can peel back a bit to see if it transferring, without fear of the image shifting. If needed, you can apply more heat until you are happy, then peel the image off (best to do while the paper is still warm).

I also like to "seal" the image with ink before carving - I use a yellow Ranger Archival ink, others use StazOn. Apply the ink over the transferred image, stamp it a few times to remove access ink, let it sit a while to dry.

You can get a detailed transfer on pink with heat (and ever moreso with OZ cut)
Here's an image of a stamp that I used a heat transfer on (hopefully the image can be viewed, it's from a closed FB group).
https://scontent.fyhu1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/24273433_895206950653772_5594311069497967155_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent.fyhu1-1.fna&oh=da49f9421611037e180b061598903464&oe=5CA664BF
(btw I didn't carve the checkered line, that was already on the paper)
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968898 by Bon Echo
Nov 29, 2018 9:54am
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I might try this heat transfer method before sending out the image. I wondered also how much smudging might occur through the mail. Thanks, everyone, for your input!
Re: Anyone willing to give me a hand?
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #968904 by Nurse Wanderseek
Nov 29, 2018 10:09am
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Once you try the heat method, you'll never go back! ;) You definitely have to have a toner based ink. Ink jet won't work. I print out several stamps I want to do all on one page and go to the library to make a copy. I've been told you can save and reuse the copied image if you need to redo the stamp for whatever reason. I haven't tried that.