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« on: October 17, 2009 07:51:16 PM »

The transfer paper is not working for me! Things I can't figure out:
-Do you print on the side with the lines or without the lines? The instructions weren't clear, so I tried both and neither worked.
-Is the top of the paper supposed to get sticky? Because that's what happened when I roned over it. And then the image didn't show up.

I'd really appreciate any help or advice you may have.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010 10:42:20 AM »

I agree. It's a pain.

I just know how the Avery transfers work. You can get them at Staples here in California. I don't know what you have.

OK for example the Avery sheets say Avery all over one side. That is the WRONG side. You print on the other side.

Now for LIGHT Avery Transfers you lay the paper so that the Avery printed side (side you didn't print on) is facing the tee shirt. You will now see the words "Avery" staring up at you.

Here's where I slide a big thick pad of sketch paper between the ironing board and the tee shirt with the cardboard backing right under the tee. You're supposed to use a hard flat surface, but this works well for me. I need to be at an ironing board.

Now center and position AVERY PAPER  on your $2 Walgreens tee shirt (That's what I use!) Remember you see the words Avery looking up at you.The picture is pointed down towards the tee shirt. (For this example no text ok? Text will come out backwards - I think you use mirror printing to get that right - but Avery dark transfers don't require mirror printing they work a different way)

Now I lay a thin cotton (clean) dishtowel over the top of the Avery paper.

WIth my iron well heated up to full heat I press and rub back and forth (iron not press) very slightly for a count of 45 in a particular area. I move the iron back and forth a little so as not to burn. Do this across the ENTIRE design in segments, starting from one edge doing it, then moving across. When done going across I go around the perimeter/edges of the image doing the same thing - even though you think you've gotten them all. The edges have got to really, really go down.

Now, I put my iron safely away where it won't burn anything, but leave it on.  Pick up the towel and then walk away for at least 5 minutes while it cools. When I come back I feel the Avery paper. Make sure it's all cool. Then very cafeeeefffuuully try to peel up one corner away from the transfer part . If it works great. Otherwise I try each corner to see what edges worked and which didn't. Repeat the iron, towel and cooling treatment for edges and outer areas that didn't transfer.

IF this works, let me know and I'll explain how to do dark tee shirt transfers with Avery. That works differently!

MegRose

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