Friday, March 12, 2010

Xerox Transfer Demonstration

Have you ever wondered what a xerox transfer is or how to do one?
Then I suggest you watch Selome in action.
You will need a black and white or color fresh xerox copy, acetone or lacquer thinner, gloves, a rag or cotton balls, paper or cloth (substrate you want image to be transferred on to) and adequate ventilation.

First put a clean piece of newsprint down on your table or press bed (Selome is working on our lithography press). Then place your paper that you want the image transferred on to face up, and your xerox copy face down. Now comes the part where you have to work fast.

Put a small amount of acetone or lacquer thinner on a rag or cotton ball and quickly rub the back of the face down xerox. Then place another piece of newsprint on top of that, essentially making a sandwich.

Now crank the sandwich through a press or rub it hard with a spoon or barren. If it doesn't work the first time, don't give up. It takes a little finesse and practice to get the right amount of acetone and the right amount of pressure. Too little acetone won't transfer your image and too much will blur your image.

Take it out of the press and Ta-da!
If you are interested in learning how to do a xerox transfer, give us a call at (301) 608-9101
or email Gretchen at

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