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Topic: Help wanted with Heat Resist Transfer Printing  (Read 335 times)
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« on: February 15, 2007 09:54:12 AM »

I'm trying to practice some heat resist transfer printing but it's not coming out right and I'm meant to be showing it to someone next month - can anyone help?

I'm using disperse dyes which I'm mixing to the instructions (and I've tried a higher concentrate) and painting onto standard paper than transfering to poly satin using a hot iron. The results are coming out really pale and washed out - with a little bit of rippling where the dye is transfering unevenly. Does anyone know why this might be happening?

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007 03:33:47 AM »

When you say a hot iron, do you mean a normal household iron on a hot setting? I've tried this before, taking bits of paper painted with disperse dyes done in uni home with me, and even with leaving an iron on it as long as i think is safe, the results are muted or barely visible. Clothing irons just dont get hot enough. I have wondered about using a panini maker (the big flat ones for toasting sanwiches), but again I dont know how hot they get. I know the proper heat presses used for disperse dyes are usually set at 180 C for 60 secs. Also slightly thinner paper might help, thin brown or white parcel wrapping paper usually works the best, hope this helps you!
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