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Re: B&W xerox transfer

I am not familiar with all Xerox toners or their compositions, but the
ones I worked with were essentially minute plastic particulates.  (Toner
is a health hazard when in its powdered, raw form.)  The majority of
copiers today work by electrostatically charging a transfer belt onto
which the powdered toner adhers according to where the charges have been
applied to the belt, which then transfers the toner to a paper where it
is "fixed", essentially melted in place on the paper using pressure and
heat. ( much like an iron!)  It would seem to make sense then that an
iron could work as an agent of transfer for photo-copies.
-first time post from a lurker, hope it isn't too off topic.


Kim Nickens wrote:
> Barbara and all,
> I have had great success with black and white laser and xerox
> copies using no chemicals -
> Place your copy face down onto the paper that you would like to
> receive the image.
> Press the back of the copy with a hot iron.  Move the iron around,
> making sure that you are heating up the entire image.  You can
> lift a corner to see how the transfer is progressing.  You can reuse
> the copy to create another transfer.  So far, the second one has been
> good, the third is faint, etc.

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