Use Laser Transfer Foils to add a great metallic finish to any craft
This has to be the easiest method to get stunning glittery results every time
using a laser printer or photocopier.
You don't need to use any special kind of paper and you don't have to add the
foil straight after printing.
Use any black image to transfer foil to the surface. Watch the video to see
how easy and effective it is.
How does it work?
Choose any black image, the blacker the better. Print the images off using any
paper and through
any kind of laser printer of copier. Cut out a piece of foil slightly larger
than the design and place on top of your print.
Make sure you have the shiny side facing upwards. Lay a piece of paper over
your project and then run it through
a laminating machine set on high heat. You can at this stage use an iron instead
of a laminating machine.
When using an iron you will need to set it to low heat as it transfers the foil
very quickly and if it is too hot the foil will not stick property.
Once the paper has been laminated or ironed you will see that it is sticking
to the black part of the image.
Peel off the foil the reveal your glittering creation.
Other methods of use
If you are more technically minded and can use a graphics program and combine
coloured print with the foils.
Make your image including the black image you want to transfer the foil onto.
Hide the coloured images using your graphics program and just print off the
Transfer the foils to the black images.
Then print again but this time hide the black images by making them white and
show the coloured images.
This way you can have coloured prints and foil at the same time.
Create great effects using the laser transfer foils. Print on any kind of paper
from light to dark, plain to textured.
You can use as many foil colours as you like together to create a multi-coloured
effect, watch the video to find out more.
What can I use the foils for?
and much more..