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Laser-Printed Sepia Decals

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In this project-based lesson, we will take a photograph and make it into a laser-printed decal. Then we'll fire the decal onto glass to make a fused and slumped plate.

This process works with laser printers because the toner they use contains iron, which fuses to the glass when fired. Because this process is based on iron, the fired decals will almost always be somewhat reddish or sepia hued. In some circumstances they might be more graphite colored. The hotter they're fired, the lighter but more durable they become.

You can use this same process with anything that you can laser print onto decal paper.

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