If you want to understand how to do inkjet transfers onto metal there is no better way than this DVD.
Printing on Metal Inkjet Transfers DVD
Alternative Photography and Fine Art Techniques for Non-Porous Substrates
DVD # 2
By Bonny Pierce Lhotka
Digital Art Studio Seminars LLC
This is the second DVD in Bonny’s sequence of training videos. I’ve had it since late January but then life got in the way and so I am finally getting around to it.
The two-hour DVD is divided into the following sections:
- Transfer Film for Pigment Inks
- Ingredients for All Recipes
- Basic Tools
Processes for Metal and Non-Porous Surfaces
- Inkjet Precoats and DASS Universal Precoat
- Coating Methods and Tools
- Plastic and Printer Basics
- Metal Basics
- Direct Printing on Metal Flashing
- Transfer to Distressed Econolite
- Copper-Clad Metal Leaf
- Travertine Marble Transfer
Like the first video, this is a fantastic way to explore these processes. It is better than a book because so many of these processes respond to your subtle (and not so subtle) interactions and this is best seen either in the flesh or in video. While a real workshop or seminar is probably better, this has the great benefit of allowing you to go back and watch sections again as you want, which is a huge plus.
The processes covered are pretty straightforward and Bonny certainly makes them easy to understand and leaves you with confidence that you can do them yourself. The great benefit of the video format is that you get to see just how forgiving these processes are and that measurements don’t have to be made accurate to the last gram. The video and sound is of excellent quality and you get a good mix of closeup and overall coverage. Bonny still gets a little nervous in places, but that just shows she is human. The work Bonny uses to illustrate the processes is, as you would expect of her work, simply stunning and definitely encourages you to go give it a go yourself. The processes are actually amazingly simple.
The development of the DASS line of precoats and transfer films certainly seem to make life much easier and I have ordered a 24″ wide roll of the transfer film for use in my Z-3100.
If you have an interest in some of the processes in the Digital Art Studio book then I would definitely add this DVD to your library. I think you are much more likely to give it a go after watching this.
Very highly recommended. The DVD is available from Amazon.