Full Version: Laser Toner Transfer/Infrared Temp. Guns (Sticky)

From: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#8]
 26 Nov 2005
To: cindy (ROBERTM) [#7] 27 Nov 2005

I have used a digital multimeter with a tiny temp probe, I was amazed at the fact that it did not read accurately. I found that out when I bought an infra-red laser non-contact gun.

They are currently on sale for $59.95 at Harbor Freight, (I think harborfreight.com). Last year they hovered around $100.

On DSSI a few people said that if you are serious about sublimation, it is a necessity. I figured that my reading was accurate, wrong. 15* can make a bigger difference in results with laser toner transfer. You really need that temperature gun for good results.

From: UncleSteve [#9]
 27 Nov 2005
To: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#8] 27 Nov 2005

And you can NOT use it directly on a silver heat platen... you should put a piece of black tape over a spot where you want to do your reading....

From: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#10]
 27 Nov 2005
To: UncleSteve [#9] 27 Nov 2005

Forgot to mention that, thanks.

Plain masking tape works also. If the platen is metal at all use the tape. I have a sandblasted metal platen, totally erratic readings without the tape, rock steady readings with the tape.

From: cindy (ROBERTM) [#11]
 23 Jan 2006
To: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#8] 23 Jan 2006

I have been looking for the infra-red laser non-contact gun. They have two at Harbor Freight item 90380-ovga at $79.99 and another item # 91778-4VGA $39.99. Could you please tell me which one it is that you have.

Thanks Cindy

From: Harvey only (HARVEY-ONLY) [#12]
 23 Jan 2006
To: cindy (ROBERTM) [#11] 24 Jan 2006

Now that I am finally home again, I have the thermometer in hand.

It is Cen-Tec item 91778. That is the only info on it except for the Harbor Freight phone number 800-444-3353.

That is such a good price, I may buy a spare. I have never seen it so inexpensive.

EDITED: 23 Jan 2006 by HARVEY-ONLY

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