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« on: April 26, 2007 04:58:33 PM »

Eek!  I am so excited!

It all started with a swap I was in, the cozy the world swap.  My partner wanted a cozy for something about the size of a laptop.  (to give you some scale.)  Well, I found this hot little picture of one Betty Page and I was trying to put it onto the cozy in an accurate, true to the picture kind of way.  (Please note, no iron-pon transfers were used in the making of this story)

Here is the cozy:



It is fully lined, yada yada...

But the real excitement is in the pic of Betty.  Well in my pursuit I sat and thought about how to do this...  And... I thought why o why can I just print it out on the fabric?
 So I cut a piece the size of a sheet of paper, loaded it, *closed eyes here*, and pressed the print button... And...


(Please ignore the sub-par machine embroidery, yarn embroidered corduroy and my machine don't mix.)  But my printer and fabric does!

Check it out!

I DID NOT use special fabric (I used muslin), or special ink, or anything!  And if you have interest in this I don't mind making a tutorial, just let me know!  I know it has changed my crafting world!

Edit to add tutorial:

First you'll need to gather your supplies, lightweight cotton fabric that will show image.  (I like muslin a lot)  Freezer Paper, A piece of regular paper, and fav pair of scissors, cutting tool, etc.



Next take the fabric, freezer paper, and piece of paper and sandwich them together to cut, with the piece of paper on the top. And cut the fabric and freezer paper to the same size as the piece of printing paper.  Next, take the fabric and the freezer paper and iron them together with the shiny side of the paper ironed to the fabric side.  You should have something that looks like this:



Next find your image you would like to print and set it to print small enough to fit on the page, and print a test page on regular printing paper to make sure everything is good.  At this step you will want to watch how your printer prints (face up or down).  If everything is good (I recommend trying to get it to print in the middle of the page is possible)  Then load your Paper!



Print again!  Here is the one I printed for the tutorial next to my sample print on regular paper:



Press it with an iron, and even a wet towel to help and steam set it, finally peel the freezer paper off and you are done!  Use however you like!  Patches, pictures, postcards, etc!

* I know that there have been questions about the washing ability.  I am going to cut this one picture up tommorrow and try some different methods so we can see which one is the best.*  (I feel a little guilty about cutting up my daughter's face, but eeh?  if it's for crafter, I think she'll understand)

Thanks so much and this is my first tutorial so please let me know what you think!


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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007 05:08:48 PM »

How awesome!

I'm going to buy some muslin and try this sometimes, thanks so much for the cozy and the awesome technique!

Hm, it might not be a good idea for something that needs to be washed because printer ink would probably bleed... maybe there's waterproof ink out there somewhere.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007 05:11:39 PM »

Well your going to be my expert on this, since of course, I tried it out on you, but I hit it with a pretty damp towel and iron after I did it and it didn't bleed.  I also ironed it several times on med-high heat as well.  I'll hae to send some more through and test it out in the washer and dryer, but something is telling me it will be washable.  I'll check it out and let you know!

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007 05:36:38 PM »

That's terribly exciting! I'm going to try that some time and see how it goes :] What kind of printer did you use, inkjet or laser? I hope it works with color printers.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007 05:44:00 PM »

wow -very cool!
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Have you washed it?  Did it bleed?
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2007 10:44:57 PM »

That's terribly exciting! I'm going to try that some time and see how it goes :] What kind of printer did you use, inkjet or laser? I hope it works with color printers.

I am so excited that you like it!  It was your plain old inkjet printer (I ggot mine at Target a year ago for like $100+/-.  To give an idea.)  Nothing fancy!  I can write up a tutorial  this weekend if you want.  I think I might have lucked out the first time, but I thik with easy (and cheap) revisions I can make guarentee's!
Have you washed it?  Did it bleed?

Havent washed it yet, but I have a project this weekend, same on for the tute, that I can wash first and see?  Can you wait just a couple of days?

I am SOOO excited about this!  Why haven't I thought of trying it before?  My mom has been sewing for almost 50 years!  I called her to tell her about it, and well we were both so stunned that we just sat....  thinking of all the... POSSIBILITIES!  Hooray!  I'm so glad that you guys have been excited about it too!
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2007 03:16:04 AM »

Oh good, inkjet. That means it'll probably print in color (since I have a color inkjet and a b/w laser printer) (: Yeah, a tutorial would be excellent Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2007 06:33:15 AM »

Oh super cool!  I might try that, but I have a history of not getting along with printers, not sure how hubby would react if I broke one this way...but it might be worth it.... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2007 06:52:22 AM »

really neat Smiley but I'd advice no one try this with a laser, because laser heats up the .. powdery stuff... a LOT.. so some fabric may get singed or start melty-curly.
And watch out for stray threads when you run fabric through the machine, because threads in the wheels will have the printer chew itself to pieces.
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2007 07:16:17 AM »

that is so awesome! i must try printing on muslin!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2007 09:08:23 AM »

Really nice - like it alot.

usually if you print on plain fabric (rather than pretreated made for printer fabric) it will wash out - mine always has even after heat setting with a iron - but maybe your ink will set better.

if the fabric doesn't want to feed you can iron it onto wax paper cut to size - then feed it thru your printer.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2007 10:09:21 AM »

How about putting fabric stiffener on your fabric, letting it dry then printing?  Has this been tried?
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2007 12:53:44 PM »

Very,very cool.
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2007 01:29:43 PM »

holy crap...this is amazing...must do tonight...omg Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2007 03:34:18 PM »

Hey....check this out.  Here's how to make a print waterproof on fabric so you can wash it!!  Tongue

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129537.0
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2007 04:10:41 PM »

Really nice - like it alot.

usually if you print on plain fabric (rather than pretreated made for printer fabric) it will wash out - mine always has even after heat setting with a iron - but maybe your ink will set better.

if the fabric doesn't want to feed you can iron it onto wax paper cut to size - then feed it thru your printer.

Yep!  That was my plan, but I was actually going to use freezer paper.  (The same way that you use it for a stencil, just no stencil.  I'll make the tutorial by tommorrow and get it up. 

Hey....check this out.  Here's how to make a print waterproof on fabric so you can wash it!!  Tongue

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129537.0


There is also a spray that you can buy to spray it afterward.  I will have to go find it tommorrow and tell everyone what it is.  I can't remember.

P.S.  Thanks to everyone for all of your nice comments!  I really appreciate it.
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2007 05:06:21 PM »

There is also a spray that you can buy to spray it afterward.  I will have to go find it tommorrow and tell everyone what it is.  I can't remember.

Oooohhhh goodie.  Once you find out what it is, could you let us know?  I might try and work on a homemade version *rubs non-existent thinking beard* Mwahahahahaha!!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2007 09:00:54 PM »

So is the freezer paper waxy on one side so the wax helps to seal the ink?
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2007 11:58:10 PM »

that's really exciting, and one bloody georgious daughter.
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2007 06:31:29 AM »

Would it work in a laser printer, too? It figures that, after I get frustrated with inkjets and buy a laser printer, I'd start seeing all of these cool projects that must be done in an inkjet. I'd love to try this, so hopefully, someone knows if it works!
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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2007 10:45:22 AM »

So is the freezer paper waxy on one side so the wax helps to seal the ink?

the wax paper is ironed to the fabric to help feed the fabric thru the printer.
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Would it work in a laser printer, too? It figures that, after I get frustrated with inkjets and buy a laser printer, I'd start seeing all of these cool projects that must be done in an inkjet. I'd love to try this, so hopefully, someone knows if it works!

I can't say I know for sure, but laser works by heat, and I'm not sure if you should singe your fabric.
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« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2007 12:34:38 PM »

Okay, now I seriously have a reason to finally set up my printer. This is amazing.
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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2007 02:24:30 PM »

So is the freezer paper waxy on one side so the wax helps to seal the ink?

I believe that freezer paper actually has a thin layer of plastic, and that is what adheres to the fabric, might be wax (not the freezer expert!)...  Hmmm.

The first time I did this for the bag, I actually just put the fabric through with out it.  It turned out great, but I put the freezer paper on now for the extra stiffness to help it go through the printer.  The freezer paper is wonderful because it doesn't leave a residue on the fabric at all. 

As far as the sealing the ink in, that is the next thing I am going to check out, and I'll let you all know what I find out.  Thanks!

Would it work in a laser printer, too? It figures that, after I get frustrated with inkjets and buy a laser printer, I'd start seeing all of these cool projects that must be done in an inkjet. I'd love to try this, so hopefully, someone knows if it works!

My take is to give it a shot!  Just make sure you use an all cotton material, and not something that has synthetics in it.  Paper is pretty flamable, and if it can handle a laser printer, I don't see why cotton fabric wouldn't be able to. 

The way that I came upon this was just trying it out, so hey I say experiment!

that's really exciting, and one bloody georgious daughter.

Thanks a lot, and she keeps me on my toes.  She is actually serenading me in this picture.  Her dad is a reggae singer so music is pretty serious in our house.   Grin

Thanks to everyone for all your nice words.
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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2007 04:23:19 PM »

So it would work with wax paper, too, right? Sorry if this is a really stupid question or has been asked before Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2007 04:42:10 PM »

I am kind of like the try and see type girl!  You probably could.  The only thing that makes me think no, is that I remember reading a stenciling tutorial that specifically said not to use wax paper and fabric, just freezer paper.  (Something about the wax and fabric and maybe your iron?)  But heh, I've also read that you can't put fabric through your printer too.  Just know that it may not work, and something might get messy, so if you don't mind the risk invovled, try it out!

Who knew that crafting was such a risky business?   Grin

Freezer paper is also called butcher paper, and isn't hard to find at all.  It fact the box I have has all kind of fun ways to use it in your crafting on the outside.  Go Reynolds Co. supporting us craftster's everywhere!
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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2007 08:59:09 PM »

I work at Office Max and we sell sheets of fabric and canvas to print on. Its with the t-shirt transfers and that kind of thing. They probably have it at like Walmart and places, too.
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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2007 06:17:10 AM »

I work at Office Max and we sell sheets of fabric and canvas to print on. Its with the t-shirt transfers and that kind of thing. They probably have it at like Walmart and places, too.

Thanks for the info.  That could be an option for some of the questions.  I still like doing ths because it is WAY cheaper and it is all stuff I have lying around anyways.  Plus, I like the idea of having some options with my fabrics and colors.  Thanks for the tip that can help some people out I'm sure.
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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2007 06:20:23 AM »

Well, that at least gives me a safe *and free* way to check if I can put fabric in my laser printer. I'll head over to Office Max and read the package! I was a bit hesitant to try it in my new printer... Wink

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I think they may make it for laser printers and ink jet. I dont know how well it would work with laser printers, if it was for inkjet, just because of how different they are. 0_o   Good luck!
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Oh my goodness, that is SO cool!  Knowing that will definitely make creating apliques for my Girl Scout troop so much easier.  Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2007 07:22:06 PM »

Thank you, thank you, thank you....amazing how timely this site is!!!  My husband asked me to make tote bags as a gift to clients.  He wanted the company logo on the pocket.  I have been musing about how to do it.  I use the label process with the expensive film to print my logo and then iron it onto ribbon - OK results but not great.  Then I saw the tutorial to treat fabric - seemed OK but I don't have the products in my kitchen.  So today, just in time, along came your post.  I took artists canvas - the material that comes precoated with Gesso.  We put it through the printer and produced the image on the back of the canvas.  The stiffness of the canvas fed through the printer without any freezer paper or backing paper - cut out the canvas and feed it through.  I love this canvas as stiffener in bags - and now for this.  I bought a 2 metre remnant for about $10 - great stuff.  Thanks again for the tip!!
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« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2007 08:12:32 PM »

Your so welcome!  I'm glad that it helped out. 

Update on washing:

I have tried a couple of things and haven't been happy yet, so I am still looking, but I will be busy for a few days.  I'll keep you updates and hopefully find something that is what I am looking for soon!  Thanks to everyone again for your nice comments.  I'm fairly new around here and this has meant a lot to me!
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that is simply awesome Smiley what a great idea! i would love to make my own patches
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« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2007 08:24:37 AM »

wow! Very creative! I want to know if there's something else taht I can use instead of freezer paper...because I can't find it in my country...I've looked for it everywhere but it doesn't exist here Cry
Oh! I'm from Argentina...so..the only place taht I can find it is in Wal-mart but it isnt there...Help me please! Iwant to print my photos on fabric! Huh
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Wow, thanks for the info!
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« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2007 08:43:56 AM »

i hope i can find some of this freezer paper stuff in australia, looks great! gonna have a look tommoro!

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« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2007 10:50:45 AM »

I don't know if anyone is familiar with Bubble Jet Set 2000-- it's a solution that you dip your fabric in pre- wax paper and printing. It makes the image more permanent. I don't know if you have to have a Bubble Jet Printer. All I know is that the end result is a color fastness similar to hand dyed material. The only places I know to order it from is online and it runs a little under $15. 
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