Saral Wax-free Transfer Paper
Saral Transfer Paper is a wax free transfer paper (also known as graphite paper or tracing paper) which allows you to transfer your designs from a sketch, pattern or template to any surface. It makes clean, crisp tracing lines that can be erased or painted over. It’s great for tole painting, fabric painting, fine art, watercolor, quilting, dress making, architecture, wood working, ceramics, stained glass, metal working and it’s acid-free for scrapbooking.
Because Saral Transfer Paper is wax free, it has the advantage of erasing like graphite with no smear or smudging. It can be inked or painted over with no skipping or bleeding. The transfer lines can be sponged, washed out or brushed off of fabric, and a hot iron will not set them like other tracing or transfer paper. Saral is economical and reausable.
These rolls are 12″ x 12 feet.
Saral is available in 5 colors:
Graphite: The all-purpose tracing medium. Excellent for use on illustration board and drawing paper, wood, fabric, canvas and metal.
Red: Excellent for ceramics and china painting as the lines will fire out. Shows up equally well on light or dark surfaces, such as photographs. May be used on acetate overlays, plastics and enamel.
Blue: Non-photographic. It’s not necessary to clean off Saral blue when work goes before the platemaking camera. Ideal for key lines, mechanicals and paste-ups. For Tole Painters, it leaves a bright, easy to see transfer line.
Yellow and White: For tracings on dark surfaces. Excellent on dark fabrics, dark wood, metal, and dark painting surfaces. Tole painters will find white Saral especially useful. Yellow is best for work on clear surfaces or stained glass.
How to use:
Put a piece of Saral Transfer paper color side down on the surface on which you wish to transfer a design. Place your design on top of the Saral. Using a stylus (ball point pen, pencil, tracing wheel), follow the outline of the design. Apply enough pressure to get the results you desire. You may have to experiment and adjust the pressure to obtain your desired result.
1.) Make the lightest transfer line you can, so it will be easy to erase or remove if you decide to change the transfer line.
2.) To help avoid smudging, wipe a new, unused sheet of Saral Transfer Paper lightly with a tissue to remove any excess coating or dust.
3.) When using Saral Transfer Paper, avoid smudging with the palm of your hand by placing the transfer paper on your surface and securing it with tape or with your fingertips.
4.) To remove smudges, try a large eraser and lightly rub over the smudge. This will work most of the time. You can also remove a smudge with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) and a cotton swab. Be sure to test the alcohol on your project in a small, less important, section first to make sure the alcohol won’t ruin your surface.
5.) On watercolor paper, make the lightest, thinnest transfer line possible. It will erase if you have not painted over it. However, be sure to erase very lightly and only on the transfer line to avoid breaking the small fibers in the paper.
6.) On watercolor paper, use the lightest, thinnest transfer line so it won’t show too much through transparent watercolor washes.
7.) Saral Transfer Paper transfer lines will wash out of fabrics. However, it may also brush off of some fabrics (eg. t-shirt cotton, depending on color) try rubbing lightly with your hand.