FAQs about this item
What do the different colors mean on the temperature dial of my Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool?
Basic Safety Tips
The temperature control dial on the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool allows you to select the perfect temperature for the variety of project surfaces. Each color is designed to work with specific surfaces, such as:
- Yellow – Synthetic Fabric, Leather, and Wax
- Orange – Wood, Leather, Cork, and Iron-on Embellishments
- Red – Wood, Stencil Cutting, Natural Fabrics, Cork, and Paper
- Dark Red – Soldering, Ceramics, Foam Core Board, Foam Objects, and Paper
At what voltage does the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool operate?
- NEVER touch a hot tip.
- Lightly squeeze a tiny amount of graphite dry lubricant before inserting a tip to keep the tip from sticking.
- Use tape to secure the metal stand to the work surface to prevent possible burns from the hot tool tip.
- Set the temperature dial to the appropriate setting for the project surface.
- Use light pressure and allow the heat to transfer the laser photocopied image to the surface. If necessary, move slowly for a consistent transfer.
The Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool by Plaid operates at 120vac, 25w, and 60 Hz.How does the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool Disc Transfer Tip work?
The Disc Transfer Tip is made of solid brass making this a sturdy tip. This tip allows the general crafter or DIYer the ability to transfer laser photocopied images onto wood and other surfaces.How long is the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool electrical cord?
The cord measures 11 inches from the tool handle base to the temperature control switch and 3.9 feet from the switch to the plug.How do I use the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool?
The art of transferring laser photocopied images onto a wood or even a fabric surface is easy to do. Begin by selecting an image or a photograph and then photocopy it from a laser printer. Next, plug the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool into an outlet and select the correct temperature setting. A laser photocopied image can easily be transferred to a surface using the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool. Begin my securing the image face down onto the surface and secure with a piece of stencil tape. With the disc transfer tip attached to the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool, set the temperature dial to red and allow it to heat up. Rub the tip in a circular motion, over the back of the printed image, applying light, even pressure. The heat will transfer the laser printed image onto the surface. TIP: Check to make sure the design is transferring by gently lifting the paper to reveal the transferred image, but make sure that the printed paper does not shift when repositioning it back down.Do I need to prepare my surface?
The only preparation of a surface necessary prior to heat transferring an image is to make sure the surface is dust-free and clean.What is the best way to hold the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool?
The best position to hold the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool while in use is to hold it like a pencil, while holding the tool upright at a 90° angle to the surface. What is the best way to insert the disc transfer tip to the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool?
The disc transfer tip can easily be attached to the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool. Before the tool is plugged into an electrical outlet and while both the tool and the tip are still cool to the touch, squeeze a tiny amount of graphite dry lubricant into the top end of the tool. The tip is threaded and meant to be screwed into the tool. Next, simply insert the tip and screw it in place. NOTE: When working with a heated tool, use pliers to hold the tip in place while attaching it to the tool. The graphite dry lubricant will lubricate the tool making it easy to add and remove the tip. What can I do to stabilize my Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool Stand?
To prevent possible injury, it is best to always stabilize the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool Stand so that it does not move on the work surface while working with a hot tool. Simply unfold the metal stand, set it upright, then tape the legs of the stand to the work surface where desired. Using cellophane, stencil or painters tape to hold the stand in place will stabilize the stand allowing the heated tool to rest.Do I need to seal or varnish my transfer image when using the Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool?
Although it is not necessary, sealing a completed transferred image project will provide protection. Simply brush on a water-based varnish in the desired finish: matte, satin or gloss. Allow the first coat to dry then apply a second.