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Five questions about the KREUL Transfer Marker

07/12/2022 |

Want an easy way to transfer stylish designs onto decorative items? You can do that wonderfully with the KREUL Transfer Marker! And it’s great that you don’t even need to do any drawing – just print out the desired motif on a laser printer and let the KREUL Transfer Marker do its magic. Here, we answer the five questions most frequently asked about the KREUL Transfer Marker. So you can easily transfer your favourite motif to an item and turn it into a real eyecatcher.



How does motif transfer with the KREUL Transfer Marker work?

The KREUL Transfer Marker contains a transparent, bio-based solvent. It removes the toner colour of the motif from the paper. Under applied pressure, the colour is then transferred onto the chosen surface. This works, however, only with a motif that has been printed on a laser printer.

What's the difference to KREUL Photo Transfer Potch?

The products differ both in regard to what they contain and their method of transfer. The solvent in the KREUL Transfer Markers only removes the pigments out of the motif. The colour is transferred by pressing it against a surface. KREUL Foto Transfer Potch is a water-based adhesive you can used to stick motifs to items. Besides the pigments, the topmost printed layer of paper is also transferred. We explain how to transfer motifs with KREUL Photo Transfer Potch here.

What do you have to remember when using the KREUL Transfer Marker?

The first step is to find the right motif. Black and white designs are best as the black pigment comes out as the most intensive colour. If you want to transfer a colour motif instead, then use image processing software to increase the contrast first. Then print out the motif back-to-front as a mirror image on standard copy paper (base weight 80 g/m²). Place the printout with the printed side down onto the item. Sticky tape can be useful to make sure you don’t move the motif accidentally, Then coat the surface of the paper with the KREUL Transfer Marker. This is where the wooden spatula comes in. On absorbent surfaces, like fabric or paper, rub over the area with the wooden spatula. For smooth surfaces, like foam rubber or metal, it is enough to press the paper down firmly. Finally, remove the paper to reveal your transferred motif.

How much KREUL Transfer Marker should you apply?

Less is more here! It is enough to coat the paper so that the motif shows through faintly. Too much solvent makes the motif too wet. The colour pigments can’t stick to the surface properly and you get a blurry image. If you are pressing the image down with the wooden spatula, keep checking under the paper. You can lightly re-coat any areas that don’t contain enough pigment and then press the motif down again..

Onto what items can you transfer motifs?

Generally suitable are tissue paper, construction paper, card, wood, cork, terracotta, foam rubber or fabrics made from natural fibres, providing they are not too heavily structured. So you can transfer fantastic motifs onto files, scrap books, keyrings and more. Cool designs on cushion covers or bags? No problem! After a 24-hour drying time, you can fix the transferred motifs in an oven at 150 °C, top/bottom heat, for 8 to 10 minutes. Smooth surfaces like glass, metal, stone or ceramic are suitable for transfers with the KREUL Transfer Marker. So you can use it to make beautiful DIY vases or tealight holders.