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#1 posted 08-09-2017 11:47 AM

Steve Ramsey – woodworking for mere mortals – did a video awhile ago where he does it exactly that way.

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Steve Ramsey has done it this way too.

I’ve done this with some smaller images with an inkjet printer. Pretty sure this method would only work with inkjet. Not really sure how well a detailed photo works. Go to your office supply store and but some inkjet printer labels; size doesn’t matter. Pull all of the labels off of the backing. This is the “paper” that you will print the image on. Insert it into the printer so that the printer will print on the shiny side; the side the labels were stuck too. Print your image rotating or flipping as needed or desired. The label paper keeps the ink from drying or absorbing into the paper. The tricky part is if you need to line it up somehow, but other than that just press the paper onto the wood being careful not to let it slip or move. Press it on so that I makes good contact all around. Pull the paper up and there it is. Let it dry for a minute or two, doesn’t take long since the ink will absorb into the wood. Spray it with some lacquer or something to seal it up.

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