Iron-on graphics?

I am building a lectern for a friend. Nothing special in the construction or materials, but I wanted to apply a large graphic to the front (an enlarged logo). After weighing my artistic (non)capabilities, I decided to try an iron-on transfer.
I printed the enlarged graphic onto iron-on transfer paper, then trimmed excess paper as closely as possible to the edge of the graphic. I then applied the transfer using as much heat and pressure as I could (the instructions are for application to clothe; i.e.; T-shirts) but did not peel off the backing. When cool, I stained the entire piece, being careful not to brush into the exposed edge of the transfer paper, then peeled the backing while the stain was still wet. After appropriate drying time, two coats of clear varathane sealed the stain and the iron-on graphics. Really turned out much better than I expected.
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Mon, Aug 25, 2003, 7:52pm (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@rogers.com (SidWood) says: I am building a lectern <snip> I wanted to apply a large graphic <snip> I printed the enlarged graphic onto iron-on transfer paper, <snip> Really turned out much better than I expected.
When I do something like that, I just glue the paper on - Titebond II. Works great.
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Sid, Good going. Next time try this. Get a lazer print (copy) on to vellum material. Apply a coat of polyurethane and put the vellum right on top while it is wet and then apply another coat of poly right then. You will see the vellum disappear before your eyes. Then let dry and continue the finish as you would otherwise.
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