So far I have not found better results than I obtain with Toner Transfer using Pulsar Transfer Paper, my goal is better-faster-cheaper laser etch resist.
For my tests, I have NOT modified the "HP LaserJet 1300" other than removing the "Fuser" and I have left it plugged in, setting behind the printer. I have been using very thin PCB material so that it will past through the printer with out modifying the paper path (by cutting out plastic).
Without the "Fuser" installed, the resulting prints are very fragile, and as expected the toner can be just dusted or wiped off.
- Printing on paper provides the best very high resolution images,
- Printing onto a Thin PCB Patch mounted on paper with tape - lacks resolution, normal test page solid letters are only outlined
- Printing on a full sheet of a thin Aluminium Carrier (hardware store rain flashing) looks good, but holes are revealed under a Microscope.
- Printing on a Teflon Patch provides very high resolution, similar to paper.
So back to the, . . Drawing Board