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  • Heatless (cold) Toner Transfer for PCB Making

    I made it! It required some fine tuning though. I used 70% ethyl rubbing alcohol and 100% acetone I found at CVS pharmacy here in the states. Also, I am using the process for etching for an art design for a metals class instead of PCB so this process can be used for arts etching too!I tried once following the instructions exactly with an 8 to 3 alcohol to acetone ratio but there were some parts of the toner that did not transfer. I hypothesized that was because of variations in toner composition and variations in porosity of the glossy photo paper used. Also, I thought that maybe the acetone-alcohol mixture did not react completely with the toner during the " put it on the plate but don't press down/ get the toner sticky phase"So, I changed the ratio to 7 parts alcohol and 4 p...

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    I made it! It required some fine tuning though. I used 70% ethyl rubbing alcohol and 100% acetone I found at CVS pharmacy here in the states. Also, I am using the process for etching for an art design for a metals class instead of PCB so this process can be used for arts etching too!I tried once following the instructions exactly with an 8 to 3 alcohol to acetone ratio but there were some parts of the toner that did not transfer. I hypothesized that was because of variations in toner composition and variations in porosity of the glossy photo paper used. Also, I thought that maybe the acetone-alcohol mixture did not react completely with the toner during the " put it on the plate but don't press down/ get the toner sticky phase"So, I changed the ratio to 7 parts alcohol and 4 parts acetone. Then, i poured the acetone-alcohol mixture over and completely covered the paper with my toner design ( as it was sitting face/design up next to my metal) and let it sit for about a minute to give it more time to react with the toner and get it sticky. Then I pressed it on the metal. The toner transferred completely and the paper came right off in the water wash bath, although some paper did stick on to the toner and that is why it looks white. I am hoping that using a different ( hopefully a little less porous glossy photo paper will result in a cleaner transfer )

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  • Heatless (cold) Toner Transfer for PCB Making

    I made it! It required some fine tuning though. I used 70% ethyl rubbing alcohol and 100% acetone I found at CVS pharmacy here in the states. I tried once following the instructions exactly with an 8 to 3 alcohol to acetone ratio but there were some parts of the toner that did not transfer. I hypothesized that was because of variations in toner composition and variations in porosity of the glossy photo paper used. Also, I thought that maybe the acetone-alcohol mixture did not react completely with the toner during the " put it on the plate but don't press down/ get the toner sticky phase"So, I changed the ratio to 7 parts alcohol and 4 parts acetone. Then, i poured the acetone-alcohol mixture over and completely covered the paper with my toner design ( as it was sitting face/d...

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    I made it! It required some fine tuning though. I used 70% ethyl rubbing alcohol and 100% acetone I found at CVS pharmacy here in the states. I tried once following the instructions exactly with an 8 to 3 alcohol to acetone ratio but there were some parts of the toner that did not transfer. I hypothesized that was because of variations in toner composition and variations in porosity of the glossy photo paper used. Also, I thought that maybe the acetone-alcohol mixture did not react completely with the toner during the " put it on the plate but don't press down/ get the toner sticky phase"So, I changed the ratio to 7 parts alcohol and 4 parts acetone. Then, i poured the acetone-alcohol mixture over and completely covered the paper with my toner design ( as it was sitting face/design up next to my metal) and let it sit for about a minute to give it more time to react with the toner and get it sticky. Then I pressed it on the metal. The toner transferred completely and the paper came right off in the water wash bath, although some paper did stick on to the toner and that is why it looks white. I am hoping that using a different ( hopefully a little less porous glossy photo paper will result in a cleaner transfer )

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