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Re: Labels -- Fusing of laser printer toner



I too have used a clear spray to fuse the laser printing -- and it works
very well.  The spray I use is Krylon's Crystal Clear, and you don't
need much at all.

Bertha Rogers
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Date sent:              Thu, 27 Jan 2000 22:24:58 EST
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From:                   William Minter <WMNTR@AOL.COM>
Subject:                Re: Labels -- Fusing of laser printer toner
To:                     BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU

> In a message dated 1/21/00 8:16:40 PM, rstarr@UMBC.EDU writes:
>
> >..... I like to use Canson mi-teinte paper for projects but have found that
> it does a >poor job of taking toner because of its tooth.  In the past I have
> used a clear acrylic spray after printing and find that this works.
>
> >This morning I decided to try another approach.  I thought that the
> >problem might be inadequate fusing of the toner to the paper. ......
>
> >So far, this seems to work.  My next solution would have been to try to
> >iron the paper or put it in a dry mount press.
>
> R*
>
> On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Yehuda Miklaf wrote:
>
> > I have had problems with labels from a laser printer smearing or rubbing
> > off when I glue them down, so I spray them with a fixitive beforehand.
>
> *****************************
>
> Reply:
> A number of years ago, I experienced some of the same difficulties with
> flaking of toner from my laser printer. I was trying to use papers that were
> not smooth enough. I tried various of methods of heat, as well as spray
> fixatives. These were successful sometimes, but no always.
> Then I spoke with a copier salesman and he suggested the following: After
> laser printing, the paper is then sent through a standard photocopier as if
> copying a blank sheet of paper. The toner setting is at the MINIMUM to insure
> no toner from even a speck of dust. After doing this two, three or more
> times, the toner is much more solidly attached. This is due to NOT ONLY the
> heat but also the pressure from the fusion rollers. It seems to work on
> almost any type of paper. In fact, I even used this technique to secure toner
> to a piece of unbleached cotton muslin.
>
> I hope this technique works for you.
> Bill Minter
> William Minter Bookinding & Conservation, Inc.
> 4364 Woodbury Pike
> Woodbury, PA   16695
> 814-793-4020
> fax 814-793-4045
>
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