I tried this and It didn't stick in most places, I don't think my laminator is hot enough, so I tried using the iron (for troubleshooting purposes) and this worked better but still didn't give a seamless result, some of it just won't stick to the toner. Any tips? I am so excited to create some prints but it's just not going as smoothly as I'd hoped 🙁
I am trying this for wedding invitations and the paper is actually card stock. Are there any tips to making it work with heavier paper? I am getting very spotty results. I purchased a laminator from Amazon that came broke so I went to Michaels and bought a purple cow that does hot and cold. This does not seem to get hot enough. It was half price and I paid $40 but everything I read says this process isn't supposed to break the bank so I don't want to buy a $100 machine!!! Thank you for your help
I'm wondering if I could print on a sheet of transparency film, instead of card stock. Or, do you think that would end up melting in the laminator? Also, do you have issues with the foil not transferring well to really tiny print? I have some designs with very thin lines, and I'm not sure there would be enough ink for the foil to adhere to.
Do you have to do the foiling straight after printing when the ink is wet? I don't have a laser printer so I might have to get my project printed somewhere else. So wouldn't be able to do the foiling straight away. Or should I just buy a laser printer if I want to do this?
Hi! What kind of detail is possible with this method? I've been trying to figure out how to make a few art prints with gold leaf inlays but I'm having trouble… Is laser jet also the only way to do this? I would like to make these on thick water color inkjet paper.
Hello Virginia! Thank you for this video. I am doing a 18" X 24" poster and I want to add some foil on it. Laminators are small and my poster won't fit through. Do you have any suggestions on how I can make this work? Thank you.
Hi Virginia, I've tried to do so (printing in 300gsm coated paper), but i managed to cover the foil with normal 80gsm paper, and the results were horrible, i get black dots on the printed surfaces as well as wrinkles on the white surface, do you have any clue what I did wrong? thanks in advance!
I'm a little confused… or your video started a little later… What kind of printer did you use ..and I'm assuming that is a fellowes laminator? You just said their names but not if it was a laminator or not… Plus, do you put a cover over the foil before putting it in the machine? (I'm new to this subject) 😉 … Good video though.. thanks for sharing.. 😉
Hi, not sure if anyone can help, I'm looking at making candle labels for personal use, and I am wanting to create a gold boarder around the image I wish to place on the candle. Would this work for that? The frame would be very thin (much like the ones seen on yankee candle) and a transparent sticker paper would be placed on top. Thankyou to anyone in advance.
Hi. I printed the black text on a black paper which is laser friendly. However, when I laminated the foil on it, the foil was also laminated with the paper. 😭 Is there any way I could laminate the it in black paper? Does this have to do with the temperature?
Hi! Do you know if nail foil would work for this instead of the brand you're using? I'm not able to get stuff like Heidi Swap Minc foil or Deco Foil but I've found some foil online that's for nails that looks similar.
If we do hot foiling by this technique then will the foil be rubbed off if kept in a wallet or handled roughly? Or we should let the foil rest for few days after laminated ? Any feedback on this? Thank you for making this video
I apologize if you've already answered this (I checked quite a few comments first) but is this for ONLY doing a whole page or could you do just small details? For instance, I did a watercolor octopus but the suction cups on the tentacles are gold as well as his monocle, cane handle, and ribbon on his top hat (lol funky I know) I want to sell prints without having to paint the gold on each one.