Published on July 12th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Print up a Fillsta


Materials: IKEA Fillsta

Description: For this hack you “only” need a laser printer.

I didn’t try it with a ink-jet printer.

The first thing is to cut the puzzle’s (shade) of the FILLSTA so they can fit into your laser printer. The wave form of the puzzle’s should still exist.

After the cutting you could tape the puzzle’s on a DIN-A4 paper, so that the printer can pull it in.

You will realise that the length of the puzzle is bigger than a normal DIN-A4 paper. The trick is now to find a good pattern for the puzzle and how to tape the rest of the puzzle (no lasertoner on it) on another DIN-A4 paper so that the laserprinter will produce a pattern on the puzzle, which has no gap or something like that.

After that (several hours :D ) and with a lot of careful handling, you could varnish the puzzle’s with something, so that the toner will be still on the plastic.

Read that heat will fixate the toner (careful!)

I uploaded a pattern that I found by searching google. It is better when you search for a vector graphic for creating a DIN-A4 pattern without margin

Good luck !

~ Briegel, germany

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Jules Yap

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3 Responses to Print up a Fillsta

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know what the other dudes said , but I think it looks great. Nice idea !

  2. Anonymous says:

    und meins noch mehr :D
    es ist eine ziemlich fuddelige die sache und man brauch viel glück beim bedrucken.
    Das Versiegeln mit Sprühlack ist doch nicht so super.
    Laut google soll Hitze den toner eher festigen.
    Ich habs leider so nicht probiert und sehr vorsichtig gearbeitet.
    Dementsprechend hängt die Lampe auch noch am Platz obwohl unsere WG-Nachbarin schon ausgezogen ist(war ein Geschenk von mir ;) )

  3. Anonymous says:

    Toll! Mein Englisch ist grausam, daher wollte ich auf duetsch nochmal zusammenfassen:
    - Lampe auseinander nehmen
    - zurechtschneiden, so dass die Teile in den Druckereinzug passen (die Rundungen sollten erhalten bleiben, so dass man die Lampe wieder zusammenstecken kann)
    - auf DiN A4 Paper kleben
    - Bedrucken
    - Trocknen lassen
    - Versiegeln (mit sprühlack?)
    Stimmt das so?
    Liebe Grüße!!!

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