I am going to send a friend of mine Jean Levert Hood (find her link at the left hand side of my blog), who is a wonderful painter in the Hill country here in Texas, some samples of how the sanitizer works or doesn't quite. Thought I would show it here also.
First of all, I did use a dye ink printer because I think that is what she has. Second, I used Reeves printmaking paper as the substrate (substrate is NOT what you print on, it is what you transfer ONTO) because it is thick and I figured it would give the examples a good workout.
You can see that in the first one, I did not use enough sanitizer and the transfer did not come out. I could have just lifted up an edge, dabbed on some more sanitizer with a foam brush, waited a few seconds and burnished again, even if need be with the back of a wooden spoon. But I didn't because I wanted to show that not enough of the liquid wouldn't make a good transfer.
On the second one, I used too much sanitizer the first go round and it oozes out the sides. If I were going to cut her out, it would be fine anyway. But, if I was going to stamp on top of it for a collage piece or whatever, it looks bad. I guess I could always dab some acrylic paint around it and it would be usable. It would have been better to use less and have to add some, burnish, maybe add some more in places and look clean around the edges.
I just had no idea there would be so much interest and so many questions, so I am trying to cover them. Go ahead if you have any more questions though and send them to email@example.com and I will answer as soon as I can.