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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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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2007 12:23:49 PM »

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

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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

Thanks for the tip, AmandatheFifth!
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