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How Are Thermofax Screens Used?


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#1 nancylee

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:09 PM

Hi all,

THere is a video on the site where thermofax screens are used, but really, no explanation given rather than put them on evenly. What are they? I can't find anything about that in relation to pottery. The woman put a floral dot design on the mug, it seemed to transfer color onto the mug. Is the paint put on the screen? Is it heated on when the screen is made?

 

Do any of you do this? It seems to be a way to get consistent design elements, if that is what I want. Thanks,

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#2 justanassembler

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:58 PM

Perhaps you could point us to the video so that we know more about what you are asking?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

this is also known as Xerox transfer.  several old posts re technique.


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#4 nancylee

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:36 PM

Here is the video:
http://ceramicartsda...-on-curvy-pots/

And thank you - I will go looks Xerox transfer!
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:39 PM



This is a video clip of Judy Pierce using a thermofax-type device to make a screen. The units are only sold in Australia/Japan, unfortunately. There are places you can send/email a file with your drawings/images and they will burn you a thermofax -- costs around $11 to $15/page. A thermofax machine runs about $1500.00.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:39 AM

Wow! That's a lot of work! But very interesting.thank you,
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