Post by martinsabers on Nov 5, 2016 11:57:16 GMT -5
Dear all, you may have noticed that The Graflex Shop offer now a dark version of their glass eye thumbscrew, which is pretty cool. Unfortunately I bought 3 couple of months ago and at that time only the clear one was available. However I found a way to dark a clear one . If like me you want to dark your TGS glass eye thumbscrew, the following tutorial can help you.
1- first remove the glass eye from the screw. The glass is glued to the screw with only few glue and therefore Usually pushing back and force with the finger is enough to remove it. If not you can use a fine tool to help you out.
2- remove the rest of glue on the glass and on the screw and cleanup both surfaces with white spirit or alcohol.
3- paint the back/flat face of the glass with black paint and let it dry.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5