Friday, November 4

Omnicrom



 





Have you ever heard of, or even used this stuff before? It's a shiny sheet of colour that you put ontop of a photocopied image then apply heat. In the 80s of course there would have been heated rollers for this, but I made do with an iron. Where there's carbon, the colour will stick. Isn't it great?

I am now the happy owner of a whole pile of it that was going to be thrown away at uni. The colours are fab, and now I just need to think of an interesting way to use it. Any ideas? I think I need to experiment with getting a really dark photocopy as these were copies of quick pencil drawings, and the colour hasn't fully stuck. I like the texture though.

13 comments:

lamina @ do a bit said...

That looks excellent... Love it! I looks like lots of fun too :)

littletree... said...

I like the rough texture, remeinds me of letraset when it was a bit old and falling apart! The colours are fab too x

Anna Betts said...

Aha, well, funny you should say that as on the only intact packet in the pile, the packaging says Pantone by Letraset for use in Omnicrom machines. So it's the same people!

Flora said...

Wow, what a find - great colours, and the texture on the letter a looks really good. It would look stunning enlarged as an A4 or A3 print I think.

Teasemade said...

What brilliant stuff, I like that you can see the carbon below still- broken texture it shows process.

flowerpress said...

Actually I'm loving the texture and the letters and those colours!

Deb said...

Just keep playing Anna - I have heard of it but never had the chance to use it - kinda looks bit screen print-y in a way. x

Victoria Whincup said...

I have some of this! I love it.

emma lamb said...

Oh Omnicrom! I love that stuff but haven't had the chance to use it since my very early college years... is it still in production?
As far as I can remember the best way to get a flat tranfer was with a solid black photocopy and use the heated rollers to do the transfer... my ironing attempts always came our patchy because the film would wrinkle. A heat press might work too?
I'm sure with a wee bit of experimenting you'll come up with some fab ideas... :)
Emma, x

design prof. said...

We have a Omnicrom 2000 in our graphic design lab. The bulb finally burned out. I have searched locally for a suitable replacement. Do you know of any possibilities and if not what you might suggest as a replacement machine.

dlmui said...

Omnicrom foils are no longer available. Where did you find them?

Manon said...

You can use a laminating machine as simple as that !
I have a lot of these and had no ideas on the way to see it works ! Then I try in the laminating machine at my work and TADAAA !!
I trought: All the possibilities are on me now !
(excuse my bad english, I'm french ;) )

Anonymous said...

I have a omnicrom 2000 machine and a
whole box of foils. This has never been used in our signcompany.
Anyone interested in this machine?

send met an email at reclame@glaifa.com