BANYAN Posted March 25, 2014 Share #1 Posted March 25, 2014 (edited) Hi folks, I would welcome any advice on sealing or fixing photocopied print on paper (black toner), gluing to timber and then sealing it all. My hope is to glue a copy of a nautical chart to some wood as a backdrop but need some way of first 'fixing' the photocopy of the chart so the toner and/or the paper does not leach, mark or distort when glued and then sealed - last thing I need is a smudgy paper that is all lumpy due to the glue/gluing technique . One idea I have been given is to 'seal' the printed paper with a PVA/Water mixture but I am worried this will make the paper look 'mushy/lumpy' similar to when paper has been exposed to water and then dried. I have also read somewhere/or been told (probably by Chuck) that hairspray can act as a fixing agent for the print - if this works which type is best? Not by brand but rather whether an aerosol, water based etc etc? I hope to seal the lot with a coat of semi-gloss or matt varnish. Would a water based varnish work here? It would have to be a clear that does not yellow with age if possible. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. regards Pat Edited March 25, 2014 by BANYAN Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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