OK, thanks for your comments, folks.
To be a little more specific about what I was doing, I used my CAD software
(TurboCad) to draw the profile and flip it left-to-right so that it would
come out in the orientation that I wanted to display it in. The profile was
drawn with heavy lines, so that it would be more prominent than the usual
single-weight lines that the CAD software normally draws in. I printed it on
a HP LaserJet, on normal everyday printer paper - basically copier paper.
Then I taped the paper, ink side down, onto the piece and used a dry iron
and medium temperature for my tests.
Looks like all I need to do is turn the heat up on the iron and I'll be good
to go. After another test or two I'll let you know how it came out.
What's this for, you might be curious? I made and drilled a block to hold a
set of router bits that are used to make a particular drawer pull profile,
and I wanted to show the profile, along with the sequence of cuts, along the
side of the block, so that all you needed was the router bit kit and you'd
have everything you needed to know to make the piece. No piece of paper with
drawings on it to lose. Then the plan was to spray the block with
Thanks again for your suggestions,