How to print on wood with Acetone – Part 1

If you would like to print on wood or transfer image from paper to the wood surface. It is not difficult, we do not need any special equipment. Basic Idea will show you how to do it with simply ways.

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The first way to print on wood is using acetone to transfer the toner to the wood. All you need for this process is some acetone. Acetone is a kind of chemical is sold in the paint shop. Woman use it to clean the nails.
you should use nitrite gloves to protect your hands. Use the piece of plastic like credit card. And be careful with the acetone and read and follow all the cautions on the label.

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You laid the mirror image print out on the wood and creased the paper over the edge to hold it in place.
Then you used a piece plastic wrapped in a shop towel dipped in the acetone to soak the paper and press firmly downward.

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After a few passes the toner is transferred to the wood. Then the paper peels right up with no stickiness and reveals the wood print with the image on it.

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And here is what the acetone wood print looks like jut seconds after removing the paper. It quite good. Also depend on the kind of wood and quality of printing paper.

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Protect the Wood Prints
After printing on wood we have to protect the printing. We sprayed on two coats of spray lacquer and they actually changed quite a bit.

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