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.
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.
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 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 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
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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.
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 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.