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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2004 04:44:36 PM »

COOL.
I am going to give the printing on fabric thing another go - prolly tonight!  The directions on setting with the vinegar cloth sound easy enough...  The only other issue I had when I tried this the first time was that my printer pulled the paper/fabric REALLY fast at first and it got bunched up in the printer half way through. Tongue Maybe I needed to iron it on to the paper better?

BTW- I make my patterns out of freezer paper.  You can draw on the paper side and they dont rip really easy, so they last longer.... (random tip) Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2004 07:39:03 PM »

Ok, I tried this.
The problem I was having apparently was the front roller things werent feeding the paper through because it was curling.
I got it to work, though, after figureing out that issue.
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I must not be getting something about vinegar setting.
I took my piece of printed fabric and put it on the ironing board.  Forogot about the absorbant material underneath part.... but then, I dipped a scrap of fabric into vinegar and squeezed it out.  It was good and damp, but not soaking.  I placed it over the image and ironed til dry.  Some spots bled, but that was prolly due to the no absorbant fabric underneath bit... Then I water tested it to see how it did.  I dripped some water on a few spots (figuring it was screwed anyway due to the bleeding that already happened.)  and it bled like mad.  What am I missing?

There is this stuff called bubble jet set you can buy but I heard that your images fade badly if you use that stuff and its like $20.  and vinegar is in my pantry....  Smiley
advice?  shoudl I take this to a different topic? I totally hijacked the thread about this super cute shirt...  sorry...  
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2004 08:08:05 PM »

no - no apology necc. does anybody have any advice? has anybody else had this probelm? i did mine exactly as i stated and had no problems. did you iron the image dry first? i don't know. i wish i could be more help. i'm so sorry it didn't work for you. maybe it is the fabric i'm using? or maybe it is my printer? i don't know. anybody?? Huh
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2004 11:33:18 AM »

Didnt even think about it bieng the printer...  My printer (Canon i9100) uses a different type of ink than  say Espon or Hp... Canon uses alcohol based inks, where everyone else uses water based... but that shouldnt effect it, should it??  Considering that I work at a computer store... thinking of calling Canon...
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2004 08:33:58 PM »

yep i have an hp so i dunno... but i havnt tried this yet! hopefully i will sometime! as i have a very long to-do list! haha
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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2004 11:24:07 AM »

awesome! that little bra is so cute! the bow is a perfect touch
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2005 05:38:00 PM »

i LOVE that shirt.  wonderful work!
what kind of fabric is the bra printed on? is it sheer? i cant really tell.  also when you say you put the fabric on the freezer paper.  did you just iron it on then feed it through your printer?
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