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The inkAID Image Transfer Process

The inkAID image transfer process allows you to take your fine art and digital mixed media prints to the next level. Images can be transferred to almost any material: paper, fabric, canvas, metal, wood, ceramics, glass and tile, to name but a few. You can combine image transfers with other mediums such as encaustic wax, acrylic and oil paint, or other grounds or coatings. You can also layer image transfers on top of one another creating a three-dimensional effect.

The inkAID image transfer process begins with printing your image onto a sheet of inkAID Transfer Film. The printed image is then transferred to the receiving material (sometimes referred to as the "surface" or "substrate") by first coating the material with inkAID Transferiez™ solution, or "transfer medium", and then placing the printed film, print side down, onto the coated surface. After pressing the film into the material and waiting several minutes, the film is then carefully peeled off leaving the printed image on the receiving material.

inkAID Transfer Film can be printed on desktop and wide format printer using pigment inks based inkjet inks. Dye based inkjet inks are not recommended. Printing at higher resolutions like 1440 or 1200 dpi allows the ink to dry better which will improve the quality of the transfer. The printed film will be almost completely dry within an hour or two, depending on the humidity. You can either transfer your images just few minutes after printing them or print in advance and store the images for many months before using them.