Transferring of engravings and lithographic drawings from the paper, on to wood, or other material, is thus performed. The print is first placed in a vessel of water, until it is completely saturated, which will be in about five or ten minutes, and then placed between blotting paper to remove the superabundant water from its surface. It is then varnished by a brush, and applied immediately to the wood, which has been previously varnished and allowed to dry. The print, thus applied, may be subjected to the pressure necessary to effect its complete adhesion, by spreading over it a sheet of paper, and rubbing this with the hand. The paper on which the print was made may then be peeled off by rubbing it cautiously with the moistened fingers, and when wholly removed, a coat of varnish must be applied to the print When coloured prints are to be transferred, an acid solution must be used instead of water, to destroy the size which exists in the paper. This solution may be composed of two-thirds of vinegar and one-third of water, and is to be applied only to the back of the print. If the article is to be polished, apply several coats of varnish, allowing each to dry before the application of another; and then rub the surface with a piece of woollen cloth and pumice stone reduced to impalpable powder.
When the surface becomes smooth, the process may be continued with a fine cloth, and the finest tripoli with olive oil.