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Old 05-04-2015, 09:19 AM
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I've generally relied on painted aluminum finish on paper for metallic finish as I can run that through the laser printer (does need a subsequent fixer spray). Needless to say, even with a subsequent gloss coat, I don't get as nice a chrome finish so I loved finding this tutorial.

There's a couple of questions which I think might have been answered but not sure. 1) if applying a sort of "hold the ink" layer to the foil dulls it, will subsequent gloss coating bring it back? 2) has anyone tried running the paper backed foil through a laser printer? 3) Would it also presumably need a primer coat of some kind for the toner to bind to when heated?

Mainly would anyone think this is a bad idea from a killing the printer point of view, 'cause I'm willing to try it and let you know how it goes...I just don't want to kill my printer...it's old but handy...it also allows for a straight through pass.

(I also have an Alps, but that one is pretty much dead :-( )

p.s. I also remember recently reading the diy decal thread, but can't seem to find it
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Laser Printing on Aluminum Foil

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Mainly would anyone think this is a bad idea from a killing the printer point of view, 'cause I'm willing to try it and let you know how it goes...I just don't want to kill my printer...it's old but handy...it also allows for a straight through pass.
Laser printing on aluminum foil is a piece of cake.

Please show pictures of your test runs.

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This thread need a bump as well........Rich
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A good tutorial is worth a million pictures, that TUT, is worthy and appreciated. Thank you.
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