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« on: November 15, 2004 05:07:49 PM »

I found these instructions about setting versatex paint into fabric:

"Setting with an Iron: When using an iron, pre-heat iron at maximum temperature for fabric. Place aluminum foil on ironing board and the painted side of the fabric down. Press against the backside for 15-25 seconds per square foot."

As anyone used foil?  Or is it really unneeded, since I don't see it mentioned at other sites.
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004 07:33:14 PM »

You know I always read directions telling me to iron on the reverse side of the fabric but never followed that.
I just always iron on the ink side and I haven't had any problems (100+ shirts, maybe)  I usually let the iron sit for about 1-3 minutes and then move it to the next spot.

Careful with white though, it'llburn and the fabric will start to turn yellow after about 1 minute.

Anyone else?

« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004 09:50:54 PM »

I've never used foil so I can't say that it helps or not. I've always let the ink set, then place a piece of scrap muslin (100% cotton) over the print and set with iron. I use a high cotton setting with steam and go over the space of the print evenly for about 30-40 seconds or more. I've also just ironed on the reverse side but I think ironing on top helps set the ink better.

Please feel free to take a look at my 2004 Fall Collection
at http://www.juanzo.com/patriciale
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