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    Use a double boiler aka a pyrex bowl over a pan of GENTLY simmering water. It shouldn't burn but don't leave it unattended either. Much less hazardous than direct heating or microwaving.
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    easy way to melt wax is using water jacket ...
    heat water in one container, put the wax in something like a cup or small container
    submerge it in the hot water it will melt.

    i'm fond of a travel iron ( no holes) , and rubbing the wax on the paper, and running the iron over the back of the print ...
    like waxing a pair of skiis ...
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    Heat wax slowly and to the minimum heat needed to achieve the flow you want. Beyond some not much higher temp., wax starts vaporizing and becomes a health issue. Wax vapor is toxic. Encaustic painters have become aware of this and generally use a slow controlled heat to keep vapors from getting into the air. Carefully handled it is fine.

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