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Topic: Beginner's guide to Inkjet Iron-On Transfers  (Read 25875 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2006 10:00:26 PM »

well if done with the stuff you buy from the stores it wont last as long. I have heard some people get a few months out of these shirts and others get a few weeks of perfect wear.. It really depends on how you wash the items.. Of course everyone will tell you to wash with cold water and to hang dry..

Now if you want screenprinting lifespans with regular washings and dryings you should use Epson durabrite inks and paper from bestblanks.. Thats what I use to sell t shirts with and the lifespan is phenomenal without any special wash instructions...
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2006 04:11:58 PM »

do you think it's possible to use iron-ons on flannel?
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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2006 08:27:00 AM »

I've been stopping in here looking at everyone's projects for a while, but just read your sticky.  I am definitely going to give this a whirl now.  Very easy to read and thorough advice.  Thank-you.  My sons, husband and I will have lots of fun for sure.
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2006 02:30:12 PM »

I always have white lines around the image on my dark t-shirts.  How can I fix this?
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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2006 07:24:20 PM »

I have the same problem as the one above me.  For me though it's for all iron ons.  How can I get rid of the border and just make it look more natural?
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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2006 06:59:17 AM »

I was thinking of getting an iron-on vinyl to coat my pretty little images, would that help prevent cracking in any way?
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« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2007 02:40:30 PM »

I just wanted to chime in here and say that the advice given here regarding Epson Durabrite & the method used in the tutorial are perfect! I followed all of the directions to a T - except I used Avery paper (for dark). I made several shirts for my daughter - who is Ms>Picky about it not looking too DIY and they were up to her muster. I have washed and washed and washed these babies with total disregard for method (because I am a lazy laundry slave)and they are still all good.
There was one shirt that was a really heavily colored solid block of graphics that I was a little worried about when I pressed it - thinking it was _surely_ going to crack, but it has only recently started to show any signs of wear at all and that baby is like 7+ months old. The color is still just as bright and solid as the day it was made too. I think that if I had been more careful with my washing methods it would still be okay. Anyway - that's my 2 cents.
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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2007 02:54:31 PM »

Thank you so much for your "how to" on injet transfers.  Now can I embroider over the image on the tshirt?  i.e., use the transfer as a pattern for the embroidery?  i want to make sure there is no cracking. 
Also if I have a phrase i've designed instead of image, do i still need to cut out the entire image?
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« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2007 03:43:39 PM »

Thanks for all the info, does anyone know of a good place to buy blank tshirts in England?  It seems like everywhere I can find via google is way more expensive than $2.50 per shirt.

Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2007 11:11:56 AM »

Ok I'm having issues. I am in a swap and decided to do an iron-on transfer on a t-shirt. I went out and found one in the mostly cotton composition like my directions say.
I had my iron on a hot setting with no steam. But my transfer didn't stick. I spent extra time making sure I pressed hard on the image while ironing and getting all my edges.
I've used the avery paper before and this was what I used this time. What went wrong? My mom suggests maybe my iron wasn't hot enough but I had it as hot as it can be without steam.
Please someone help as my swap send-out date is tomorrow. I'm planning to buy a different transfer paper package from walmart and see if that makes a difference.
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