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« on: August 22, 2005 10:17:21 AM »

I've successfully printed fabric with my Epson CX4600. I used the freezer-paper method, but it just now occurred to me that it might be do-able with fabric that has had stabilizer fused to it -- especially since I put stabilizer on the back of that piece of fabric anyway (after printing) to use it for the bag I was making. And there would be less danger of it peeling away from the paper (which it really wanted to do with the freezer paper -- plus it was trying really hard to curl).

I'll try it next time and post the results. Anyone done this yet?


« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2005 01:00:32 PM »

i'm lost- what is "the freezer paper method"?

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005 02:56:36 PM »

Treating the fabric with Bubbleset apparently prevents smearing and bleeding.

I just printed my first piece by fusing Transweb to a sheet of organza--no print problems, no sticking in the printer---but now i'm stymied as to where to take the piece to the next step!
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2005 06:14:10 PM »

I've used the "print on cotton" from Dharma Trading...it works very well. I've tried the freezer paper method as well. The print on cotton (and other fabrics) that they sell is completely washable (you don't have to treat it). It really save alot of time over treating and freezer papering fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006 02:21:07 PM »

I never did post a follow-up -- I've successfully printed on cotton fused to medium weight interfacing. Many times now, actually. It works well, and the water-resistent ink that comes standard with my printer (Epson DURABrite ink) does very well on fabric. Also makes cutting the post-interfaced/printed fabric with a rotary tool very easy -- handy for making rectangular bags.

My ONLY complaint is that I can't do anything bigger than 8.5x11 through the printer. But the materials/inks themselves are primo.


« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006 05:47:16 AM »

Hmm.. so far there are two people I've found on here that print with the durabrite inks and have NO problem with smudging or waterproof issues.. I wonder why mine smudge when working with it afterwards??
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