Transfer Inkjet-Printed Images To Wood With Almost No Extra Tools

If you want a detailed image printed onto wood for one of your DIY projects, Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals shows an incredibly simple way to make it happen.

Getting images onto wood can be a tough task. There's a quicker, easier way and it's as simple as printing and placing the image right on top of the wood.

The process is quite simple: use your inkjet printer to print the image on a non-porous surface, such as the leftover glossy part of a used sheet of labels. From there, you can transfer the image to the wood.

Note that the wood needs to be bare to absorb the ink. After it dries, you can gloss over it to preserve the image and make the colours pop a little more. Check out the video to see it in action.

How to transfer an inkjet photo to wood [Steve Ramsey via Hack a Day]


    In woodwork at high school we learnt you could also print an image and then using methylated spirits or turpentine you could transfer it to the wood by soaking a rag in turps and rubbing the back of the piece of paper and it would transfer to the wood.

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