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« on: August 26, 2009 03:27:33 PM »

When using the normal/white fabric transfers do you ALWAYS have to reverse the image?

The images I plan on using will be full color and black and white. Some will have text.
So how do you know when you have to reverse the image?

Thanks so much ~ it's a simple question but I was having trouble getting it answered nonetheless! Wink

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 11:07:44 AM »

.....anyone??? Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009 09:54:39 PM »

If you are doing your work on something that will be printed on a printer, you need to use whatever software you have to "flip" the image before you print it out on your transfer paper.  If the image is backwards on the paper, once you put it face down on your substrate (fabric, shirt, etc.) it should end up right.  Hope that helps.
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 10:00:14 PM »

Sorry to double post, but I thought I should clarify.  Get your image done the way you want it to look on your finished project.  Then flip the whole thing horizontally, then print it onto your transfer paper.  Obv important if you have text, but if your image is a face, remember that faces are all asymmetrical to some degree, so if you skip the flip, the face may look "off."
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009 12:57:42 PM »

Thank you for the help Techitoes Cheesy So, you have to flip it when there's text, that I understand.

What I still don't get is....must you flip the image regardless of what the image is/what colors are in it? I read that it has to do partly with the white in the image. I know the white fabric you're using acts as a white ink so to speak, so any white in the photo will actually be the fabric once you iron the image onto it. But, what if there is no white in the image to begin with?  Would I still have to reverse the image?

Sorry if I make no sense, hahah!

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009 08:12:30 AM »

there will still be transfer paper on the white part..not necessarily tshirt(I hope that makes sense)

the only time I really mirror is when theres text or if the image makes more sense or the picture dictates it..

but the white part of the transfer image is still transfer paper..

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