FAQ

3D Modeling and Printing

I’m interested in learning more about 3D Modeling. I just was introduced to it in Hacking the Digital Print- do you have any recommendations?

We like ZBrush from Pixologic for our 3D sculpting.  Check out www.uartsy.com for some great training classes.

Alcohol Gel

I am using transfer film from another company, do other films work? Or do I need to buy DASS transfer film?

The processes in our books and videos have been developed and tested for use with genuine DASS ART products.  In fact, those products were specifically developed in order to make the processes work!  Third party products may or may not work, even if they claim to be the same as ours.  Genuine DASS ART products are currently only sold on www.DASSART.com, and through our ETSY store (DASS2Sell) – they are not sold by any third party (we’ll let you know if that changes), and we do not private label our products for anyone else.  For support on our products, please first verify that you are using genuine DASS ART products, and then visit our support web page at: http://dassart.com/contact-us/

 

I like the hand sanitizer transfer process. Can I use it for other surfaces?

This process works best on Arches 88 paper.  It will not work on wood, canvas, or acrylic paint. Check out the new WonderSauce processes for those other surfaces.

I was introduced to using DASS Transfer Film at my undergraduate university and I am in graduate school and I am interested in using the same process again. I wanted to know is there a difference between “Classic” Transfer Film and “Premium” Transfer Film? I will be using Purell hand sanitizer for the transfer part. The printer I will be using is Epson 4880 inkjet printer.

Premium Transfer Film is recommended for the Purell transfers. This film has the same coating as the Classic Transfer Film but it has a thicker inkjet coating which makes the Purell transfer better.  I suggest using the Epson luster photo paper profile.

Why do I have a white bloom on my Alcohol Gel transfers after they dry?

Look for the Arches 88 watermark on the sheet you bought to verify you have the correct paper. Some people are sold Arches 88 but the sales clerks don’t really know the product and are selling people watercolor paper. Watercolor paper will not work. It will bloom. Use the new DASS Premium Transfer Film.The receiving paper MUST be well soaked with Purell on both sides. If it is not fully worked into the paper it will bloom with the white dust. If your hands touch the Purell it will liquefy and cause the bloom. Print at 1440 dpi (600 dpi on the HP) using a watercolor paper profile. This will cause the printer to use the matte black ink. NEVER work in a hot room or use a hair dryer or sunlight to dry the print.  Heat causes the Purell to liquefy which results in the white bloom. After the transfer is done leave the paper on the surface you used to do the transfer.  Do not move it to drying rack. Heat of any kind is the enemy of this process. Also try storing the Purell in a refrigerator. The ideal room temperature to work in is 75 degrees. Also try applying the Purell to both sides of the paper then letting it dry.  After it is dry reapply the Purell. The buffers in some paper can cause the white spots so the second application of Purell may solve the problem.

Books

I’ve recently purchased “Digital Alchemy”. The DVD does not play on my computer though I’ve no problems with other movie type DVDs.

The CD in the Digital Alchemy does not auto play.  It just contains stand alone .mov or mp4 file. Navigate to the drive with that disk and open the files one at a time to view them.

Is there a roaster oven that can cook plates larger than 8” x 10”

The Proctor Silex 32230A Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 22-Quart will hold 11 x 14” plates.  It is available on Amazon Prime.

film

Q. What is the difference between the Classic Transfer Film and the Premium Transfer Film?

A. The DASS Premium Transfer Film has more inkjet coating than the DASS Classic Transfer Film.  This extra coating is needed when doing transfers using DASS WonderSauce which is a thin water based product.  Never add any liquid to the WonderSauce. The DASS Premium Transfer Film is also used for hand sanitizer gel transfers.  The DASS Premium Transfer Film can be used for SuperSauce transfers if you are willing to experiment with adjusting the procedure. You will need to experiment if you use Premium film with SuperSauces. Always remove your brush from the WonderSauce jar at the end of the day and seal the jar.

The DASS Classic Transfer Film is for use with the DASS SuperSauces.  It has less inkjet coating which makes it easier to do transfer using the SuperSauce Solutions.  Fresco transfers to gelatin are created with the DASS Classic Transfer Film. If you use the DASS Classic Transfer Film with WonderSauce you will need to experiment.

Gelatin

What do I need to know about gelatin?

Gelatin cannot be shipped outside the United States.  Generic unflavored gelatin will work for some, but not all, processes.

Why doesn’t the gelatin set up sometimes even if the room is cold enough?

If you heat the gelatin to over 140 degrees you will damage its ability to gel and it will loose its adhesive strength – you should dispose of it and start over.  If you cannot control the heating in a microwave the use a double boiler on the stove.

Why doesn’t the gelatin set up?

The gelatin pour must be able to cool.  If you don’t have air conditioning try working in the basement or place the panel on the floor where it is cooler.  The processes work best when the room is less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

General

How archival are these processes?

Generally artwork produced with these processes will last for many years.  Please see the warranty at the bottom of this page and the first chapters of the books for more information.

I am using transfer film from another company, do other films work? Or do I need to buy DASS transfer film?

The processes in our books and videos have been developed and tested for use with genuine DASS ART products.  In fact, those products were specifically developed in order to make the processes work!  Third party products may or may not work, even if they claim to be the same as ours.  Genuine DASS ART products are currently only sold on www.DASSART.com, and through our ETSY store (DASS2Sell) – they are not sold by any third party (we’ll let you know if that changes), and we do not private label our products for anyone else.  For support on our products, please first verify that you are using genuine DASS ART products, and then visit our support web page at: http://dassart.com/contact-us/

 

I cleaned the wire wound metal coating rod with alcohol after I used it but it’s still clogged. Why?

The wire wound metal coating rod should never be used with the SuperSauce or WonderSauce.  Only use it to apply DASS Universal Precoat II to smooth surfaces like metal and glass. The wire is very fine and can unwind if abused by scrubbing it.

I get little spots that do not transfer when using the WonderSauce why?

When a bottle of WonderSauce is left open it can dry out on the inside of the bottle where there was liquid.  When this dried material mixes in with the liquid that can cause grit in the sauce which makes spots where the film cannot make good contact.  That is why it is important to keep the bottles closed.  If it does get this grit in the solution just strain the Sauce into a brand new bottle.

I have a question about a specific project that I’m working on, how can I get in touch with you?

Due to the volume of email, we cannot guarantee a personal response.  Please note that we cannot help with applications that are not covered in the books and videos.  For those questions, please use the contact form to get in touch with us.

I need an extra explanation of how to use WonderSauce

 

WonderSauce is a water based ready to use solution for transferring images to a substrate that will not fit through and inkjet printer. Shake the bottle each time before using it. Then let it rest so the bubble rise to the surface. The contents are like
a paint and the ingredients may settle to the bottom. Or stir it from the bottom with a clean spoon. Store the product in a sealed container. Never dip a brush into the jar. Doing so can contaminate the liquid. Pour what you need into a small container. Do not pour unused liquid back into the bottle. Just seal the working container with a tight lid and it will keep a few days. Once you have worked with the WonderSauce you will be able to simply pour the right amount of solution on the substrate and never dip the brush in the container. It is a slightly viscous liquid that is a bit stringy. Do not add water
to the WonderSauce. Clean up spills with paper towels and wash brushes with soapy water. Store it at room temperature of 65-75 degrees. Never store a brush in the liquid like can be done when using the DASS SuperSauce alcohol base solutions.

The image you transfer must be printed with pigment inks on the DASS Premium Transfer Film. Photo Black inks must
be used because Matte Black inks will bleed. This film has an additional layer of emulsion that helps move the image completely to a smooth surface in one minute. The extra emulsion is always washed off after the image is dry. Once the image is dry the pigment is water resistant and adheres to the substrate. At this stage there will appear to be an irregular coating that you will feel on the dry surface. When held under water for one minute this coating will swell up and the slide off. You will see this milky slime wash away. Do not touch the surface. Use a hair dryer to dry the image quickly.

WonderSauce will transfer images to MDF, Econolite, mill finished aluminum, aged aluminum, birch, bamboo, hot press watercolor papers, stone paper and any smooth surface that will hold a thin layer of the solution on the surface. Arches Platine and Berrger papers made for alternative processes are very good as well as acrylic sheets, polycarbonate, P95 acrylic, black foam core, mirrors, birch, hardwoods and glass. The edges on all substrates should be sanded smooth with 400 grit sandpaper. WonderSauce is not for use on Dibond.

The WonderSauce has ATSM certification and is a good choice to use in class rooms or any studio that does not have ventilation necessary to use the SuperSauce products. The MSDS is available on www.DigitalArtStudioSeminars.com.

A 32 ounce bottle of WonderSauce will transfer about 100 letter sized images. This is the same yield as from the 16 ounce

DASS SuperSauceTM Concentrate.

WonderSauce Materials needed:

• WonderSauce Clear or
• WonderSauce White
• Black P95 18” x 24” x 1/8” with paper masking
• Image printed with pigment ink-Photo Black profile • Flip the image before you print it so it reads correctly when transferred
• Have 2-3” extra clear film around the image when working with images this size.
• Sponge brush
• A second board the same thickness as the P95
• Blue painters tape
• An 18” paint roller cover as wide as the image
• A 60 second timer

Is there a roaster oven that can cook plates larger than 8” x 10”

The Proctor Silex 32230A Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 22-Quart will hold 11 x 14” plates.  It is available on Amazon Prime.

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Q. What is the difference between the Classic Transfer Film and the Premium Transfer Film?

A. The DASS Premium Transfer Film has more inkjet coating than the DASS Classic Transfer Film.  This extra coating is needed when doing transfers using DASS WonderSauce which is a thin water based product.  Never add any liquid to the WonderSauce. The DASS Premium Transfer Film is also used for hand sanitizer gel transfers.  The DASS Premium Transfer Film can be used for SuperSauce transfers if you are willing to experiment with adjusting the procedure. You will need to experiment if you use Premium film with SuperSauces. Always remove your brush from the WonderSauce jar at the end of the day and seal the jar.

The DASS Classic Transfer Film is for use with the DASS SuperSauces.  It has less inkjet coating which makes it easier to do transfer using the SuperSauce Solutions.  Fresco transfers to gelatin are created with the DASS Classic Transfer Film. If you use the DASS Classic Transfer Film with WonderSauce you will need to experiment.

Premium Transfer Film

How is the WonderSauce different than the SuperSauce?

First, WonderSauce is not a replacement for the SuperSauce. It was developed to provide a non-Alcohol transfer medium that can be used by schools and for people who would rather use water based products. It is not for use on absorbent papers.  It is best used on plexiglass, frosted plex, metals, glass, clayboard and hardwoods. The surface needs to be very clean, very smooth and mostly non absorbent. It can also transfer to light weight 58gm Evolon. Bergger paper and Arches Platine. The WonderSauce transfer does not form a fluid skin so it cannot be used to make decals and skins like the SuperSauce.

WonderSauce must be used with the DASS Premium Film. The WonderSauce transfer takes a bit of practice to perfect.
Watch a full tutorial here: WonderSauce

 

I am using transfer film from another company, do other films work? Or do I need to buy DASS transfer film?

The processes in our books and videos have been developed and tested for use with genuine DASS ART products.  In fact, those products were specifically developed in order to make the processes work!  Third party products may or may not work, even if they claim to be the same as ours.  Genuine DASS ART products are currently only sold on www.DASSART.com, and through our ETSY store (DASS2Sell) – they are not sold by any third party (we’ll let you know if that changes), and we do not private label our products for anyone else.  For support on our products, please first verify that you are using genuine DASS ART products, and then visit our support web page at: http://dassart.com/contact-us/

 

I get little spots that do not transfer when using the WonderSauce why?

When a bottle of WonderSauce is left open it can dry out on the inside of the bottle where there was liquid.  When this dried material mixes in with the liquid that can cause grit in the sauce which makes spots where the film cannot make good contact.  That is why it is important to keep the bottles closed.  If it does get this grit in the solution just strain the Sauce into a brand new bottle.

I need an extra explanation of how to use WonderSauce

 

WonderSauce is a water based ready to use solution for transferring images to a substrate that will not fit through and inkjet printer. Shake the bottle each time before using it. Then let it rest so the bubble rise to the surface. The contents are like
a paint and the ingredients may settle to the bottom. Or stir it from the bottom with a clean spoon. Store the product in a sealed container. Never dip a brush into the jar. Doing so can contaminate the liquid. Pour what you need into a small container. Do not pour unused liquid back into the bottle. Just seal the working container with a tight lid and it will keep a few days. Once you have worked with the WonderSauce you will be able to simply pour the right amount of solution on the substrate and never dip the brush in the container. It is a slightly viscous liquid that is a bit stringy. Do not add water
to the WonderSauce. Clean up spills with paper towels and wash brushes with soapy water. Store it at room temperature of 65-75 degrees. Never store a brush in the liquid like can be done when using the DASS SuperSauce alcohol base solutions.

The image you transfer must be printed with pigment inks on the DASS Premium Transfer Film. Photo Black inks must
be used because Matte Black inks will bleed. This film has an additional layer of emulsion that helps move the image completely to a smooth surface in one minute. The extra emulsion is always washed off after the image is dry. Once the image is dry the pigment is water resistant and adheres to the substrate. At this stage there will appear to be an irregular coating that you will feel on the dry surface. When held under water for one minute this coating will swell up and the slide off. You will see this milky slime wash away. Do not touch the surface. Use a hair dryer to dry the image quickly.

WonderSauce will transfer images to MDF, Econolite, mill finished aluminum, aged aluminum, birch, bamboo, hot press watercolor papers, stone paper and any smooth surface that will hold a thin layer of the solution on the surface. Arches Platine and Berrger papers made for alternative processes are very good as well as acrylic sheets, polycarbonate, P95 acrylic, black foam core, mirrors, birch, hardwoods and glass. The edges on all substrates should be sanded smooth with 400 grit sandpaper. WonderSauce is not for use on Dibond.

The WonderSauce has ATSM certification and is a good choice to use in class rooms or any studio that does not have ventilation necessary to use the SuperSauce products. The MSDS is available on www.DigitalArtStudioSeminars.com.

A 32 ounce bottle of WonderSauce will transfer about 100 letter sized images. This is the same yield as from the 16 ounce

DASS SuperSauceTM Concentrate.

WonderSauce Materials needed:

• WonderSauce Clear or
• WonderSauce White
• Black P95 18” x 24” x 1/8” with paper masking
• Image printed with pigment ink-Photo Black profile • Flip the image before you print it so it reads correctly when transferred
• Have 2-3” extra clear film around the image when working with images this size.
• Sponge brush
• A second board the same thickness as the P95
• Blue painters tape
• An 18” paint roller cover as wide as the image
• A 60 second timer

Q. What is the difference between the Classic Transfer Film and the Premium Transfer Film?

A. The DASS Premium Transfer Film has more inkjet coating than the DASS Classic Transfer Film.  This extra coating is needed when doing transfers using DASS WonderSauce which is a thin water based product.  Never add any liquid to the WonderSauce. The DASS Premium Transfer Film is also used for hand sanitizer gel transfers.  The DASS Premium Transfer Film can be used for SuperSauce transfers if you are willing to experiment with adjusting the procedure. You will need to experiment if you use Premium film with SuperSauces. Always remove your brush from the WonderSauce jar at the end of the day and seal the jar.

The DASS Classic Transfer Film is for use with the DASS SuperSauces.  It has less inkjet coating which makes it easier to do transfer using the SuperSauce Solutions.  Fresco transfers to gelatin are created with the DASS Classic Transfer Film. If you use the DASS Classic Transfer Film with WonderSauce you will need to experiment.

Printing

Is there any service provider that will print my images on to DASS ART Transfer Film?

Duganne Ateliers: Jack Duganne has large format printers with pigment inks. He will gang and print your images to the DASS ART Transfer Film so you can create the projects on the DVD.  Contact Jack for details and pricing.

My printed images are smearing when I transfer them – are they too wet? How long do stored prints last?

While you can transfer using some processed immediately, I find it best to wait about four hours to make sure that the ink is dry completely.  I’ve stored prints over a year and they still work properly.

My printer has pizza wheels / star wheels. Is that an issue with the processes?

Most desktop printer can be used even if they have pizza wheels or star wheels, but check with your manufacturer to see if you can lift them during printing.

Q. What is the difference between the Classic Transfer Film and the Premium Transfer Film?

A. The DASS Premium Transfer Film has more inkjet coating than the DASS Classic Transfer Film.  This extra coating is needed when doing transfers using DASS WonderSauce which is a thin water based product.  Never add any liquid to the WonderSauce. The DASS Premium Transfer Film is also used for hand sanitizer gel transfers.  The DASS Premium Transfer Film can be used for SuperSauce transfers if you are willing to experiment with adjusting the procedure. You will need to experiment if you use Premium film with SuperSauces. Always remove your brush from the WonderSauce jar at the end of the day and seal the jar.

The DASS Classic Transfer Film is for use with the DASS SuperSauces.  It has less inkjet coating which makes it easier to do transfer using the SuperSauce Solutions.  Fresco transfers to gelatin are created with the DASS Classic Transfer Film. If you use the DASS Classic Transfer Film with WonderSauce you will need to experiment.

What kind of ink should I use for the transfer process?

You need to use Pigment Ink for all our processes.

Research on the internet for your printer model.  The word ‘long lasting’ does not mean they are pigment inks.  Many printer under $300 use a black pigment but the colors are dyes.  These will not work.  Generally if a printer uses pigment it will say they are pigment.  If it is not mentioned then they are usually dyes.

Processes

How archival are these processes?

Generally artwork produced with these processes will last for many years.  Please see the warranty at the bottom of this page and the first chapters of the books for more information.

How is the WonderSauce different than the SuperSauce?

First, WonderSauce is not a replacement for the SuperSauce. It was developed to provide a non-Alcohol transfer medium that can be used by schools and for people who would rather use water based products. It is not for use on absorbent papers.  It is best used on plexiglass, frosted plex, metals, glass, clayboard and hardwoods. The surface needs to be very clean, very smooth and mostly non absorbent. It can also transfer to light weight 58gm Evolon. Bergger paper and Arches Platine. The WonderSauce transfer does not form a fluid skin so it cannot be used to make decals and skins like the SuperSauce.

WonderSauce must be used with the DASS Premium Film. The WonderSauce transfer takes a bit of practice to perfect.
Watch a full tutorial here: WonderSauce

 

I am using transfer film from another company, do other films work? Or do I need to buy DASS transfer film?

The processes in our books and videos have been developed and tested for use with genuine DASS ART products.  In fact, those products were specifically developed in order to make the processes work!  Third party products may or may not work, even if they claim to be the same as ours.  Genuine DASS ART products are currently only sold on www.DASSART.com, and through our ETSY store (DASS2Sell) – they are not sold by any third party (we’ll let you know if that changes), and we do not private label our products for anyone else.  For support on our products, please first verify that you are using genuine DASS ART products, and then visit our support web page at: http://dassart.com/contact-us/

 

I get little spots that do not transfer when using the WonderSauce why?

When a bottle of WonderSauce is left open it can dry out on the inside of the bottle where there was liquid.  When this dried material mixes in with the liquid that can cause grit in the sauce which makes spots where the film cannot make good contact.  That is why it is important to keep the bottles closed.  If it does get this grit in the solution just strain the Sauce into a brand new bottle.

I like the hand sanitizer transfer process. Can I use it for other surfaces?

This process works best on Arches 88 paper.  It will not work on wood, canvas, or acrylic paint. Check out the new WonderSauce processes for those other surfaces.

I need an extra explanation of how to use WonderSauce

 

WonderSauce is a water based ready to use solution for transferring images to a substrate that will not fit through and inkjet printer. Shake the bottle each time before using it. Then let it rest so the bubble rise to the surface. The contents are like
a paint and the ingredients may settle to the bottom. Or stir it from the bottom with a clean spoon. Store the product in a sealed container. Never dip a brush into the jar. Doing so can contaminate the liquid. Pour what you need into a small container. Do not pour unused liquid back into the bottle. Just seal the working container with a tight lid and it will keep a few days. Once you have worked with the WonderSauce you will be able to simply pour the right amount of solution on the substrate and never dip the brush in the container. It is a slightly viscous liquid that is a bit stringy. Do not add water
to the WonderSauce. Clean up spills with paper towels and wash brushes with soapy water. Store it at room temperature of 65-75 degrees. Never store a brush in the liquid like can be done when using the DASS SuperSauce alcohol base solutions.

The image you transfer must be printed with pigment inks on the DASS Premium Transfer Film. Photo Black inks must
be used because Matte Black inks will bleed. This film has an additional layer of emulsion that helps move the image completely to a smooth surface in one minute. The extra emulsion is always washed off after the image is dry. Once the image is dry the pigment is water resistant and adheres to the substrate. At this stage there will appear to be an irregular coating that you will feel on the dry surface. When held under water for one minute this coating will swell up and the slide off. You will see this milky slime wash away. Do not touch the surface. Use a hair dryer to dry the image quickly.

WonderSauce will transfer images to MDF, Econolite, mill finished aluminum, aged aluminum, birch, bamboo, hot press watercolor papers, stone paper and any smooth surface that will hold a thin layer of the solution on the surface. Arches Platine and Berrger papers made for alternative processes are very good as well as acrylic sheets, polycarbonate, P95 acrylic, black foam core, mirrors, birch, hardwoods and glass. The edges on all substrates should be sanded smooth with 400 grit sandpaper. WonderSauce is not for use on Dibond.

The WonderSauce has ATSM certification and is a good choice to use in class rooms or any studio that does not have ventilation necessary to use the SuperSauce products. The MSDS is available on www.DigitalArtStudioSeminars.com.

A 32 ounce bottle of WonderSauce will transfer about 100 letter sized images. This is the same yield as from the 16 ounce

DASS SuperSauceTM Concentrate.

WonderSauce Materials needed:

• WonderSauce Clear or
• WonderSauce White
• Black P95 18” x 24” x 1/8” with paper masking
• Image printed with pigment ink-Photo Black profile • Flip the image before you print it so it reads correctly when transferred
• Have 2-3” extra clear film around the image when working with images this size.
• Sponge brush
• A second board the same thickness as the P95
• Blue painters tape
• An 18” paint roller cover as wide as the image
• A 60 second timer

I use matte black inks (Epson 3880). I do rub it gently, but only after rinsing it first, sometimes with warm water. The ink comes off right in the first rinse of water under the sink. I just use my fingers to get the rest of the goop off. I always apply a prime layer, let it dry, and then do the transfer. My transfers are good, then when I rinse, often the blacks will fade, and other times I will get pin pricks so it leaves a pattern of tiny spots.

Your problem is with the matte black inks. I think it contains some greasy component that keeps it from be locked into the SuperSauce.  If you use the Luster Epson profile that will use photo black  ink.  That profile is richer in color than the photo gloss profiles. If you are using the classic film you can skip the de-slime step and apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution.  Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry.

Is the photo black better or worse? Is there a way to do a post coat without having the residue of the transfer film show, or make the crackle effect?

Apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution.  Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry.  I have applied images to table tops and sealed them with 5 coats of the SuperSauce Solution. After that is down a Spar varnish can be applied to get a nice finish.

Is there a roaster oven that can cook plates larger than 8” x 10”

The Proctor Silex 32230A Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 22-Quart will hold 11 x 14” plates.  It is available on Amazon Prime.

Q. What is the difference between the Classic Transfer Film and the Premium Transfer Film?

A. The DASS Premium Transfer Film has more inkjet coating than the DASS Classic Transfer Film.  This extra coating is needed when doing transfers using DASS WonderSauce which is a thin water based product.  Never add any liquid to the WonderSauce. The DASS Premium Transfer Film is also used for hand sanitizer gel transfers.  The DASS Premium Transfer Film can be used for SuperSauce transfers if you are willing to experiment with adjusting the procedure. You will need to experiment if you use Premium film with SuperSauces. Always remove your brush from the WonderSauce jar at the end of the day and seal the jar.

The DASS Classic Transfer Film is for use with the DASS SuperSauces.  It has less inkjet coating which makes it easier to do transfer using the SuperSauce Solutions.  Fresco transfers to gelatin are created with the DASS Classic Transfer Film. If you use the DASS Classic Transfer Film with WonderSauce you will need to experiment.

What is Supersauce White? How would you use it?

If you are working with SuperSauce Matte or Gloss already consider adding the new SuperSauce Concentrate White to the collection. It is used to layer images and build collage layers.  Used alone it is about 85% opaque. Use it to back paint transfers to glass as the sealing layer. It is also used to create the cracked surfaces over black gesso.  Use it to transfer to black acrylic or gold/brown aged aluminum.  A tutorial on cracked surfaces will be posted soon. It can be used as a sealing primer layer on wood.

Substrates

How is the WonderSauce different than the SuperSauce?

First, WonderSauce is not a replacement for the SuperSauce. It was developed to provide a non-Alcohol transfer medium that can be used by schools and for people who would rather use water based products. It is not for use on absorbent papers.  It is best used on plexiglass, frosted plex, metals, glass, clayboard and hardwoods. The surface needs to be very clean, very smooth and mostly non absorbent. It can also transfer to light weight 58gm Evolon. Bergger paper and Arches Platine. The WonderSauce transfer does not form a fluid skin so it cannot be used to make decals and skins like the SuperSauce.

WonderSauce must be used with the DASS Premium Film. The WonderSauce transfer takes a bit of practice to perfect.
Watch a full tutorial here: WonderSauce

 

I am ordering Super Sauce and transfer film to use with my high school class. I wish to know the difference between the gloss and matte SuperSauce. Is it just the final surface on the paper?

Either one will work on all surfaces.  For transferring to papers I prefer to use the matte. For transferring to metal I prefer to use the gloss.   Use the Matte version on stone paper to avoid glossy spots outside the image area.

I get little spots that do not transfer when using the WonderSauce why?

When a bottle of WonderSauce is left open it can dry out on the inside of the bottle where there was liquid.  When this dried material mixes in with the liquid that can cause grit in the sauce which makes spots where the film cannot make good contact.  That is why it is important to keep the bottles closed.  If it does get this grit in the solution just strain the Sauce into a brand new bottle.

I like the hand sanitizer transfer process. Can I use it for other surfaces?

This process works best on Arches 88 paper.  It will not work on wood, canvas, or acrylic paint. Check out the new WonderSauce processes for those other surfaces.

I need an extra explanation of how to use WonderSauce

 

WonderSauce is a water based ready to use solution for transferring images to a substrate that will not fit through and inkjet printer. Shake the bottle each time before using it. Then let it rest so the bubble rise to the surface. The contents are like
a paint and the ingredients may settle to the bottom. Or stir it from the bottom with a clean spoon. Store the product in a sealed container. Never dip a brush into the jar. Doing so can contaminate the liquid. Pour what you need into a small container. Do not pour unused liquid back into the bottle. Just seal the working container with a tight lid and it will keep a few days. Once you have worked with the WonderSauce you will be able to simply pour the right amount of solution on the substrate and never dip the brush in the container. It is a slightly viscous liquid that is a bit stringy. Do not add water
to the WonderSauce. Clean up spills with paper towels and wash brushes with soapy water. Store it at room temperature of 65-75 degrees. Never store a brush in the liquid like can be done when using the DASS SuperSauce alcohol base solutions.

The image you transfer must be printed with pigment inks on the DASS Premium Transfer Film. Photo Black inks must
be used because Matte Black inks will bleed. This film has an additional layer of emulsion that helps move the image completely to a smooth surface in one minute. The extra emulsion is always washed off after the image is dry. Once the image is dry the pigment is water resistant and adheres to the substrate. At this stage there will appear to be an irregular coating that you will feel on the dry surface. When held under water for one minute this coating will swell up and the slide off. You will see this milky slime wash away. Do not touch the surface. Use a hair dryer to dry the image quickly.

WonderSauce will transfer images to MDF, Econolite, mill finished aluminum, aged aluminum, birch, bamboo, hot press watercolor papers, stone paper and any smooth surface that will hold a thin layer of the solution on the surface. Arches Platine and Berrger papers made for alternative processes are very good as well as acrylic sheets, polycarbonate, P95 acrylic, black foam core, mirrors, birch, hardwoods and glass. The edges on all substrates should be sanded smooth with 400 grit sandpaper. WonderSauce is not for use on Dibond.

The WonderSauce has ATSM certification and is a good choice to use in class rooms or any studio that does not have ventilation necessary to use the SuperSauce products. The MSDS is available on www.DigitalArtStudioSeminars.com.

A 32 ounce bottle of WonderSauce will transfer about 100 letter sized images. This is the same yield as from the 16 ounce

DASS SuperSauceTM Concentrate.

WonderSauce Materials needed:

• WonderSauce Clear or
• WonderSauce White
• Black P95 18” x 24” x 1/8” with paper masking
• Image printed with pigment ink-Photo Black profile • Flip the image before you print it so it reads correctly when transferred
• Have 2-3” extra clear film around the image when working with images this size.
• Sponge brush
• A second board the same thickness as the P95
• Blue painters tape
• An 18” paint roller cover as wide as the image
• A 60 second timer

I recently purchased the DASS super sauce and panels. I really like it. I made some mistakes with some panels and want to start over. What is the best way to remove SuperSauce from a wood or aluminum panel once it has become dry?

For aluminum, place the plate between 2 plastic bags and pour some 91% isopropyl alcohol on the surface.  Wait 30 minutes then wipe it off with paper towels.  I have not tried this on wood yet, but if you do, you’ll need to sand the wood to remove what is left.

Is the photo black better or worse? Is there a way to do a post coat without having the residue of the transfer film show, or make the crackle effect?

Apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution.  Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry.  I have applied images to table tops and sealed them with 5 coats of the SuperSauce Solution. After that is down a Spar varnish can be applied to get a nice finish.

Is there a roaster oven that can cook plates larger than 8” x 10”

The Proctor Silex 32230A Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 22-Quart will hold 11 x 14” plates.  It is available on Amazon Prime.

What is Supersauce White? How would you use it?

If you are working with SuperSauce Matte or Gloss already consider adding the new SuperSauce Concentrate White to the collection. It is used to layer images and build collage layers.  Used alone it is about 85% opaque. Use it to back paint transfers to glass as the sealing layer. It is also used to create the cracked surfaces over black gesso.  Use it to transfer to black acrylic or gold/brown aged aluminum.  A tutorial on cracked surfaces will be posted soon. It can be used as a sealing primer layer on wood.

What’s up with Tri-Sodium Phosphate and why isn’t it in my dish-washing detergent anymore?

The US government and many others around the world have banned this additive in detergents (see your search engine for more details).  This can be found as a standalone product in the paint department at most home centers.

When I transfer to wood the edges fo the transfer tear and lift off the surface. Why?

The edges of all substrates must be sanded very smooth. Use sand paper to smoothly round off the edges on all sides and the corners. Use a damp towel to wipe all the inkjet coating off the edges of the image and let it dry completely.  These two steps will result on perfect edge transfers.

Why do my boards warp?

You need to stabilize the board by first sealing the back. Very large panels may need a 1” x 2” frame on the backside, or a thicker boards as they are less likely to warp.  Birch panel hollow core doors will remain flat but seal the back first with a coat of paint.

SuperSauce

How is the WonderSauce different than the SuperSauce?

First, WonderSauce is not a replacement for the SuperSauce. It was developed to provide a non-Alcohol transfer medium that can be used by schools and for people who would rather use water based products. It is not for use on absorbent papers.  It is best used on plexiglass, frosted plex, metals, glass, clayboard and hardwoods. The surface needs to be very clean, very smooth and mostly non absorbent. It can also transfer to light weight 58gm Evolon. Bergger paper and Arches Platine. The WonderSauce transfer does not form a fluid skin so it cannot be used to make decals and skins like the SuperSauce.

WonderSauce must be used with the DASS Premium Film. The WonderSauce transfer takes a bit of practice to perfect.
Watch a full tutorial here: WonderSauce

 

I am ordering Super Sauce and transfer film to use with my high school class. I wish to know the difference between the gloss and matte SuperSauce. Is it just the final surface on the paper?

Either one will work on all surfaces.  For transferring to papers I prefer to use the matte. For transferring to metal I prefer to use the gloss.   Use the Matte version on stone paper to avoid glossy spots outside the image area.

I am using transfer film from another company, do other films work? Or do I need to buy DASS transfer film?

The processes in our books and videos have been developed and tested for use with genuine DASS ART products.  In fact, those products were specifically developed in order to make the processes work!  Third party products may or may not work, even if they claim to be the same as ours.  Genuine DASS ART products are currently only sold on www.DASSART.com, and through our ETSY store (DASS2Sell) – they are not sold by any third party (we’ll let you know if that changes), and we do not private label our products for anyone else.  For support on our products, please first verify that you are using genuine DASS ART products, and then visit our support web page at: http://dassart.com/contact-us/

 

I cleaned the wire wound metal coating rod with alcohol after I used it but it’s still clogged. Why?

The wire wound metal coating rod should never be used with the SuperSauce or WonderSauce.  Only use it to apply DASS Universal Precoat II to smooth surfaces like metal and glass. The wire is very fine and can unwind if abused by scrubbing it.

I live in Canada and cannot buy 91% isopropyl alcohol. Can I make it by diluting 99% alcohol.

Combine 1.5 cups of 99% isopropyl alcohol and 1/2 cup of 70% isopropyl alcohol are mixed it will make a 91.75% mixture. Then shake the SuperSauce Concentrate and add 4 tablespoons to the alcohol mixture. It seems to work properly. This makes 16 ounces or 2 cups of SuperSauce Solution. Also check Amazon in your county.

A second work-around is to make SuperSauce solution with 9 tablespoons of 99% alcohol, 1 tablespoon distilled water, and 1 tablespoon SuperSauce concentrate.

I recently purchased the DASS super sauce and panels. I really like it. I made some mistakes with some panels and want to start over. What is the best way to remove SuperSauce from a wood or aluminum panel once it has become dry?

For aluminum, place the plate between 2 plastic bags and pour some 91% isopropyl alcohol on the surface.  Wait 30 minutes then wipe it off with paper towels.  I have not tried this on wood yet, but if you do, you’ll need to sand the wood to remove what is left.

I use matte black inks (Epson 3880). I do rub it gently, but only after rinsing it first, sometimes with warm water. The ink comes off right in the first rinse of water under the sink. I just use my fingers to get the rest of the goop off. I always apply a prime layer, let it dry, and then do the transfer. My transfers are good, then when I rinse, often the blacks will fade, and other times I will get pin pricks so it leaves a pattern of tiny spots.

Your problem is with the matte black inks. I think it contains some greasy component that keeps it from be locked into the SuperSauce.  If you use the Luster Epson profile that will use photo black  ink.  That profile is richer in color than the photo gloss profiles. If you are using the classic film you can skip the de-slime step and apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution.  Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry.

Is the photo black better or worse? Is there a way to do a post coat without having the residue of the transfer film show, or make the crackle effect?

Apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution.  Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry.  I have applied images to table tops and sealed them with 5 coats of the SuperSauce Solution. After that is down a Spar varnish can be applied to get a nice finish.

What is Supersauce White? How would you use it?

If you are working with SuperSauce Matte or Gloss already consider adding the new SuperSauce Concentrate White to the collection. It is used to layer images and build collage layers.  Used alone it is about 85% opaque. Use it to back paint transfers to glass as the sealing layer. It is also used to create the cracked surfaces over black gesso.  Use it to transfer to black acrylic or gold/brown aged aluminum.  A tutorial on cracked surfaces will be posted soon. It can be used as a sealing primer layer on wood.

Support

I am using transfer film from another company, do other films work? Or do I need to buy DASS transfer film?

The processes in our books and videos have been developed and tested for use with genuine DASS ART products.  In fact, those products were specifically developed in order to make the processes work!  Third party products may or may not work, even if they claim to be the same as ours.  Genuine DASS ART products are currently only sold on www.DASSART.com, and through our ETSY store (DASS2Sell) – they are not sold by any third party (we’ll let you know if that changes), and we do not private label our products for anyone else.  For support on our products, please first verify that you are using genuine DASS ART products, and then visit our support web page at: http://dassart.com/contact-us/

 

I get little spots that do not transfer when using the WonderSauce why?

When a bottle of WonderSauce is left open it can dry out on the inside of the bottle where there was liquid.  When this dried material mixes in with the liquid that can cause grit in the sauce which makes spots where the film cannot make good contact.  That is why it is important to keep the bottles closed.  If it does get this grit in the solution just strain the Sauce into a brand new bottle.

I have a question about a specific project that I’m working on, how can I get in touch with you?

Due to the volume of email, we cannot guarantee a personal response.  Please note that we cannot help with applications that are not covered in the books and videos.  For those questions, please use the contact form to get in touch with us.

I use matte black inks (Epson 3880). I do rub it gently, but only after rinsing it first, sometimes with warm water. The ink comes off right in the first rinse of water under the sink. I just use my fingers to get the rest of the goop off. I always apply a prime layer, let it dry, and then do the transfer. My transfers are good, then when I rinse, often the blacks will fade, and other times I will get pin pricks so it leaves a pattern of tiny spots.

Your problem is with the matte black inks. I think it contains some greasy component that keeps it from be locked into the SuperSauce.  If you use the Luster Epson profile that will use photo black  ink.  That profile is richer in color than the photo gloss profiles. If you are using the classic film you can skip the de-slime step and apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution.  Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry.

Is the photo black better or worse? Is there a way to do a post coat without having the residue of the transfer film show, or make the crackle effect?

Apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution.  Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry.  I have applied images to table tops and sealed them with 5 coats of the SuperSauce Solution. After that is down a Spar varnish can be applied to get a nice finish.

Is there a roaster oven that can cook plates larger than 8” x 10”

The Proctor Silex 32230A Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 22-Quart will hold 11 x 14” plates.  It is available on Amazon Prime.

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Q. What is the difference between the Classic Transfer Film and the Premium Transfer Film?

A. The DASS Premium Transfer Film has more inkjet coating than the DASS Classic Transfer Film.  This extra coating is needed when doing transfers using DASS WonderSauce which is a thin water based product.  Never add any liquid to the WonderSauce. The DASS Premium Transfer Film is also used for hand sanitizer gel transfers.  The DASS Premium Transfer Film can be used for SuperSauce transfers if you are willing to experiment with adjusting the procedure. You will need to experiment if you use Premium film with SuperSauces. Always remove your brush from the WonderSauce jar at the end of the day and seal the jar.

The DASS Classic Transfer Film is for use with the DASS SuperSauces.  It has less inkjet coating which makes it easier to do transfer using the SuperSauce Solutions.  Fresco transfers to gelatin are created with the DASS Classic Transfer Film. If you use the DASS Classic Transfer Film with WonderSauce you will need to experiment.

tintype

Is there a roaster oven that can cook plates larger than 8” x 10”

The Proctor Silex 32230A Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 22-Quart will hold 11 x 14” plates.  It is available on Amazon Prime.

Transfer Film

Do I have to use DASS ART Transfer Films to do the processes?

These transfer processes require reliable materials in order to achieve predictable results.  Unfortunately, since the time our first videos and books came out, many of those products included have been discontinued or had major changes in formulation and performance.  This can cause both creative frustration and wasted investment in products – and time.

To ensure a steady supply of consistent materials, we source and produce  genuine DASS ART products.  These products, including the original SuperSauce Concentrate, WonderSauce, and DASS ART Classic and Premium transfer film are the only ones guaranteed to work with the processes in our books.

I get little spots that do not transfer when using the WonderSauce why?

When a bottle of WonderSauce is left open it can dry out on the inside of the bottle where there was liquid.  When this dried material mixes in with the liquid that can cause grit in the sauce which makes spots where the film cannot make good contact.  That is why it is important to keep the bottles closed.  If it does get this grit in the solution just strain the Sauce into a brand new bottle.

I need an extra explanation of how to use WonderSauce

 

WonderSauce is a water based ready to use solution for transferring images to a substrate that will not fit through and inkjet printer. Shake the bottle each time before using it. Then let it rest so the bubble rise to the surface. The contents are like
a paint and the ingredients may settle to the bottom. Or stir it from the bottom with a clean spoon. Store the product in a sealed container. Never dip a brush into the jar. Doing so can contaminate the liquid. Pour what you need into a small container. Do not pour unused liquid back into the bottle. Just seal the working container with a tight lid and it will keep a few days. Once you have worked with the WonderSauce you will be able to simply pour the right amount of solution on the substrate and never dip the brush in the container. It is a slightly viscous liquid that is a bit stringy. Do not add water
to the WonderSauce. Clean up spills with paper towels and wash brushes with soapy water. Store it at room temperature of 65-75 degrees. Never store a brush in the liquid like can be done when using the DASS SuperSauce alcohol base solutions.

The image you transfer must be printed with pigment inks on the DASS Premium Transfer Film. Photo Black inks must
be used because Matte Black inks will bleed. This film has an additional layer of emulsion that helps move the image completely to a smooth surface in one minute. The extra emulsion is always washed off after the image is dry. Once the image is dry the pigment is water resistant and adheres to the substrate. At this stage there will appear to be an irregular coating that you will feel on the dry surface. When held under water for one minute this coating will swell up and the slide off. You will see this milky slime wash away. Do not touch the surface. Use a hair dryer to dry the image quickly.

WonderSauce will transfer images to MDF, Econolite, mill finished aluminum, aged aluminum, birch, bamboo, hot press watercolor papers, stone paper and any smooth surface that will hold a thin layer of the solution on the surface. Arches Platine and Berrger papers made for alternative processes are very good as well as acrylic sheets, polycarbonate, P95 acrylic, black foam core, mirrors, birch, hardwoods and glass. The edges on all substrates should be sanded smooth with 400 grit sandpaper. WonderSauce is not for use on Dibond.

The WonderSauce has ATSM certification and is a good choice to use in class rooms or any studio that does not have ventilation necessary to use the SuperSauce products. The MSDS is available on www.DigitalArtStudioSeminars.com.

A 32 ounce bottle of WonderSauce will transfer about 100 letter sized images. This is the same yield as from the 16 ounce

DASS SuperSauceTM Concentrate.

WonderSauce Materials needed:

• WonderSauce Clear or
• WonderSauce White
• Black P95 18” x 24” x 1/8” with paper masking
• Image printed with pigment ink-Photo Black profile • Flip the image before you print it so it reads correctly when transferred
• Have 2-3” extra clear film around the image when working with images this size.
• Sponge brush
• A second board the same thickness as the P95
• Blue painters tape
• An 18” paint roller cover as wide as the image
• A 60 second timer

I use matte black inks (Epson 3880). I do rub it gently, but only after rinsing it first, sometimes with warm water. The ink comes off right in the first rinse of water under the sink. I just use my fingers to get the rest of the goop off. I always apply a prime layer, let it dry, and then do the transfer. My transfers are good, then when I rinse, often the blacks will fade, and other times I will get pin pricks so it leaves a pattern of tiny spots.

Your problem is with the matte black inks. I think it contains some greasy component that keeps it from be locked into the SuperSauce.  If you use the Luster Epson profile that will use photo black  ink.  That profile is richer in color than the photo gloss profiles. If you are using the classic film you can skip the de-slime step and apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution.  Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry.

I was introduced to using DASS Transfer Film at my undergraduate university and I am in graduate school and I am interested in using the same process again. I wanted to know is there a difference between “Classic” Transfer Film and “Premium” Transfer Film? I will be using Purell hand sanitizer for the transfer part. The printer I will be using is Epson 4880 inkjet printer.

Premium Transfer Film is recommended for the Purell transfers. This film has the same coating as the Classic Transfer Film but it has a thicker inkjet coating which makes the Purell transfer better.  I suggest using the Epson luster photo paper profile.

Is the photo black better or worse? Is there a way to do a post coat without having the residue of the transfer film show, or make the crackle effect?

Apply a quick sealing coat of the SuperSauce Solution.  Use single strokes quickly and do not brush hard or you will dissolve the image. Just flow it on and let it dry.  I have applied images to table tops and sealed them with 5 coats of the SuperSauce Solution. After that is down a Spar varnish can be applied to get a nice finish.

Is there any service provider that will print my images on to DASS ART Transfer Film?

Duganne Ateliers: Jack Duganne has large format printers with pigment inks. He will gang and print your images to the DASS ART Transfer Film so you can create the projects on the DVD.  Contact Jack for details and pricing.

My printed images are smearing when I transfer them – are they too wet? How long do stored prints last?

While you can transfer using some processed immediately, I find it best to wait about four hours to make sure that the ink is dry completely.  I’ve stored prints over a year and they still work properly.

Q. What is the difference between the Classic Transfer Film and the Premium Transfer Film?

A. The DASS Premium Transfer Film has more inkjet coating than the DASS Classic Transfer Film.  This extra coating is needed when doing transfers using DASS WonderSauce which is a thin water based product.  Never add any liquid to the WonderSauce. The DASS Premium Transfer Film is also used for hand sanitizer gel transfers.  The DASS Premium Transfer Film can be used for SuperSauce transfers if you are willing to experiment with adjusting the procedure. You will need to experiment if you use Premium film with SuperSauces. Always remove your brush from the WonderSauce jar at the end of the day and seal the jar.

The DASS Classic Transfer Film is for use with the DASS SuperSauces.  It has less inkjet coating which makes it easier to do transfer using the SuperSauce Solutions.  Fresco transfers to gelatin are created with the DASS Classic Transfer Film. If you use the DASS Classic Transfer Film with WonderSauce you will need to experiment.

What is Supersauce White? How would you use it?

If you are working with SuperSauce Matte or Gloss already consider adding the new SuperSauce Concentrate White to the collection. It is used to layer images and build collage layers.  Used alone it is about 85% opaque. Use it to back paint transfers to glass as the sealing layer. It is also used to create the cracked surfaces over black gesso.  Use it to transfer to black acrylic or gold/brown aged aluminum.  A tutorial on cracked surfaces will be posted soon. It can be used as a sealing primer layer on wood.

transfers

I get little spots that do not transfer when using the WonderSauce why?

When a bottle of WonderSauce is left open it can dry out on the inside of the bottle where there was liquid.  When this dried material mixes in with the liquid that can cause grit in the sauce which makes spots where the film cannot make good contact.  That is why it is important to keep the bottles closed.  If it does get this grit in the solution just strain the Sauce into a brand new bottle.

Is there a roaster oven that can cook plates larger than 8” x 10”

The Proctor Silex 32230A Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 22-Quart will hold 11 x 14” plates.  It is available on Amazon Prime.

Universal Precoat

I cleaned the wire wound metal coating rod with alcohol after I used it but it’s still clogged. Why?

The wire wound metal coating rod should never be used with the SuperSauce or WonderSauce.  Only use it to apply DASS Universal Precoat II to smooth surfaces like metal and glass. The wire is very fine and can unwind if abused by scrubbing it.

Is there a roaster oven that can cook plates larger than 8” x 10”

The Proctor Silex 32230A Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 22-Quart will hold 11 x 14” plates.  It is available on Amazon Prime.

Videos

Why doesn’t a DASS ART DVD play in my computer?

You need to use a regular DVD player, or launch DVD Player.app on OSX or Windows Media Player on Windows before inserting the DVD. The DVD’s are not region coded.

WonderSauce

How is the WonderSauce different than the SuperSauce?

First, WonderSauce is not a replacement for the SuperSauce. It was developed to provide a non-Alcohol transfer medium that can be used by schools and for people who would rather use water based products. It is not for use on absorbent papers.  It is best used on plexiglass, frosted plex, metals, glass, clayboard and hardwoods. The surface needs to be very clean, very smooth and mostly non absorbent. It can also transfer to light weight 58gm Evolon. Bergger paper and Arches Platine. The WonderSauce transfer does not form a fluid skin so it cannot be used to make decals and skins like the SuperSauce.

WonderSauce must be used with the DASS Premium Film. The WonderSauce transfer takes a bit of practice to perfect.
Watch a full tutorial here: WonderSauce

 

I am using transfer film from another company, do other films work? Or do I need to buy DASS transfer film?

The processes in our books and videos have been developed and tested for use with genuine DASS ART products.  In fact, those products were specifically developed in order to make the processes work!  Third party products may or may not work, even if they claim to be the same as ours.  Genuine DASS ART products are currently only sold on www.DASSART.com, and through our ETSY store (DASS2Sell) – they are not sold by any third party (we’ll let you know if that changes), and we do not private label our products for anyone else.  For support on our products, please first verify that you are using genuine DASS ART products, and then visit our support web page at: http://dassart.com/contact-us/

 

I cleaned the wire wound metal coating rod with alcohol after I used it but it’s still clogged. Why?

The wire wound metal coating rod should never be used with the SuperSauce or WonderSauce.  Only use it to apply DASS Universal Precoat II to smooth surfaces like metal and glass. The wire is very fine and can unwind if abused by scrubbing it.

I get little spots that do not transfer when using the WonderSauce why?

When a bottle of WonderSauce is left open it can dry out on the inside of the bottle where there was liquid.  When this dried material mixes in with the liquid that can cause grit in the sauce which makes spots where the film cannot make good contact.  That is why it is important to keep the bottles closed.  If it does get this grit in the solution just strain the Sauce into a brand new bottle.

I need an extra explanation of how to use WonderSauce

 

WonderSauce is a water based ready to use solution for transferring images to a substrate that will not fit through and inkjet printer. Shake the bottle each time before using it. Then let it rest so the bubble rise to the surface. The contents are like
a paint and the ingredients may settle to the bottom. Or stir it from the bottom with a clean spoon. Store the product in a sealed container. Never dip a brush into the jar. Doing so can contaminate the liquid. Pour what you need into a small container. Do not pour unused liquid back into the bottle. Just seal the working container with a tight lid and it will keep a few days. Once you have worked with the WonderSauce you will be able to simply pour the right amount of solution on the substrate and never dip the brush in the container. It is a slightly viscous liquid that is a bit stringy. Do not add water
to the WonderSauce. Clean up spills with paper towels and wash brushes with soapy water. Store it at room temperature of 65-75 degrees. Never store a brush in the liquid like can be done when using the DASS SuperSauce alcohol base solutions.

The image you transfer must be printed with pigment inks on the DASS Premium Transfer Film. Photo Black inks must
be used because Matte Black inks will bleed. This film has an additional layer of emulsion that helps move the image completely to a smooth surface in one minute. The extra emulsion is always washed off after the image is dry. Once the image is dry the pigment is water resistant and adheres to the substrate. At this stage there will appear to be an irregular coating that you will feel on the dry surface. When held under water for one minute this coating will swell up and the slide off. You will see this milky slime wash away. Do not touch the surface. Use a hair dryer to dry the image quickly.

WonderSauce will transfer images to MDF, Econolite, mill finished aluminum, aged aluminum, birch, bamboo, hot press watercolor papers, stone paper and any smooth surface that will hold a thin layer of the solution on the surface. Arches Platine and Berrger papers made for alternative processes are very good as well as acrylic sheets, polycarbonate, P95 acrylic, black foam core, mirrors, birch, hardwoods and glass. The edges on all substrates should be sanded smooth with 400 grit sandpaper. WonderSauce is not for use on Dibond.

The WonderSauce has ATSM certification and is a good choice to use in class rooms or any studio that does not have ventilation necessary to use the SuperSauce products. The MSDS is available on www.DigitalArtStudioSeminars.com.

A 32 ounce bottle of WonderSauce will transfer about 100 letter sized images. This is the same yield as from the 16 ounce

DASS SuperSauceTM Concentrate.

WonderSauce Materials needed:

• WonderSauce Clear or
• WonderSauce White
• Black P95 18” x 24” x 1/8” with paper masking
• Image printed with pigment ink-Photo Black profile • Flip the image before you print it so it reads correctly when transferred
• Have 2-3” extra clear film around the image when working with images this size.
• Sponge brush
• A second board the same thickness as the P95
• Blue painters tape
• An 18” paint roller cover as wide as the image
• A 60 second timer

Is there a roaster oven that can cook plates larger than 8” x 10”

The Proctor Silex 32230A Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 22-Quart will hold 11 x 14” plates.  It is available on Amazon Prime.

Disclaimer of Warranty: Due to the diversity of conditions, materials and/or equipment under which these processes, products, techniques and materials may be used, they are provided without any express or implied warranties whatsoever as to performance, longevity or merchantability. The suitability of any product or process for an intended purpose shall be solely determined by the user. No DASS, LLC representative has the authority to change or wave these provisions, which apply to all communications, advertisements, product content and sales. Any liability of seller, agent, parent company, other affiliates, or manufacturer will be limited exclusively to product replacement or refund of the purchase price.