DASS ART Transfer Film, next to your image, is the most important piece in the Archival Pigment Emulsion Transfer Process.
DASS ART Film is the only clear film guaranteed to consistently release the pigment ink with any of the DASS ART Sauces. Simply print your image onto a piece of DASS ART Transfer film and transfer that image using transfer mediums like Alcohol Gel, DASS SuperSauce or DASS WonderSauce onto your chosen substrate. The film will release the image (pigment) during the transfer. The result can be an image resembling a Polaroid lift or transfer. Each sheet can only be used once. DASS ART Transfer Film can also be used to create digital negatives or positives for making contact prints with light sensitive polymer plates and emulsions.
DASS ART Transfer Film is suited desktop and wide format printer using pigment inks. When printing, select a profile that uses Photo Black (like a profile for a luster paper). If possible, do not use gloss optimizer or gloss enhancer as it can impede dry time and transfer quality. Do not use Matte Black ink as it washes off if the image is de-slimed (the print is rinsed to remove the residual inkjet emulsion). Printing at higher resolutions like 1440 or 1200 dpi allow the ink to dry better which will help with the quality of the transfer. Coming off of the printer, your prints will be dry to a light touch and completely dry within an hour or two, depending on the humidity. You can either transfer them quickly or print in advance and store the images for many months before you use them.
DASS Premium Transfer Film is a used to transfer water-soluble pigment ink inkjet prints, using a transfer medium such as Alcohol Gel to Arches 88 Paper and DASS ART WonderSauce to a variety of substrates. It has a thicker inkjet coating which makes transferring pigment to nonporous easier. It is also provides excellent results for transfers to absorbent surfaces. Note that other than rolls, the sheet film does not come with inter-leaf paper. Be sure to de-slime.
Suitable for the following processes and more:
Not for Gelatin Transfer. Only use Classic Film for Gelatin Transfers.
GENERAL RULE: Use Premium Film with WonderSauce. Use Classic Film with SuperSauce.
Tip: All inkjet film and paper can be subject to humidity. If you see your inkjet film curling please follow these steps to assist in flattening before printing:
**Not to be used with dye based printers.
|Paper Base Tone||Clear|
|Optical Brighteners||without OBA|