Beautiful Foiling Using My Laser Printer
I already had some foil that I use in my tee shirt applications, but, I was unaware of the laminator usage. I pulled out my old laminator, but noooo, it wouldn't work, the foil just didn't stick. I believed that it just wasn't getting hot enough.It's really really old, but Some people say it's the printer that makes the difference. Well, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a new laminator, but couldn't find one that I was sure of, so I decided to purchase the Minc Foiling Machine. It's made for this, and it has 6 temperature settings, AND . . . . It was on sale, not the itty bitty 6" one, but the large 13". and if you know me, bigger is better!! The 6" is also only a few dollars than the sale price of the 13".
Laser printed, no foiling
Really hard to get a good photo, but, these are amazing. So smooth and professional looking. I purposely used an image that had a lot of detail, and let me tell you, it is flawless!!
So, I ordered some new watercolor foil
This is also a vintage style image, so the style is more of a hand drawn effect, the foiling is not rough. It is also the watercolor, so there are color variations.
Needless to say, I was sooo happy that my laser printer did such a good a job, I had read some one's blog who had purchased and returned about 6 laser printers before she found one that produced the quality she wanted.