As mentioned previously, I'm using the toner transfer method to create my PCB. I've read a lot of methods that used Inkjet printer photo paper as well as some people who have had success using glossy magazine pages, both printed using a laser printer.
I decided to try both since I already had the photo paper but, in the future it would be nice if the magazine pages work since I have plenty of those around.
I'm too drunk and/or tired to mess with this any more tonight. I have a couple of theories about what may be wrong (other than the obvious). First, several of the articles refer to setting the laser printer to use maximum/darkest toner setting. The one I'm using doesn't allow that option so I'm stuck with the standard amount. Second, and most likely, I'm not being patient enough when heating the paper with the iron. I'm probably moving the iron too soon and not being careful enough with overlaps which may be leading to the gaps I'm seeing in the transfer.
I'll try again at a later date.