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Topic: Not up to par, but I'll still wear it  (Read 2517 times)
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« on: April 13, 2005 02:36:39 PM »

Here's my first attempt at the transfer thing:

I'm sure I did a few things wrong, as I'm impulsive and I didn't do my research and barely followed the instructions that came with my paper.

I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but there are areas where the paper didn't come off and I had to scrape at the little pieces that were stuck. The shirt I used has 2% spandex, so I'm wondering if that had something to do with the problem. Also, I'm using paper that came with the printer I had two printers before the one I have now (I've been meaning to try it out, really) so I'm wondering if that might have contributed to the problem as well. These are Canon t-shirt transfers, BTW.

Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to trying it out again once I hit the thrifts and find some more shirts.

The image is of chairs designed by Paul McCobb that we like to collect and use with our dining room table. I found the picture online and converted it to duotone in Photoshop.  I'm trying to get results good enough that I can make a shirt for my boyfriend - he caught me picking at the transfer paper stuck on the shirt and thought the image was incredibly cool, so really, I'm halfway there.
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2005 03:31:01 PM »

i have had a few transfers do that to me too, not peeling off all the way.  i sat and picked at it till i couldn't stand it any more.  i washed it inside out at like magic the paper disintegrated!  just send it through the wash on a gentle cycle inside out.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2005 05:21:56 PM »

Thanks for that info! I'm hoping my next try won't be as papery, but it's nice to know that it really doesn't matter all that much anyhow.
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2005 11:59:59 AM »

i work a professional transfer shop here in calgary, and yes 100% cotton tees guarantee a much more consistent success rate, but the 2% spandex probablly isnt what made the paper stick... it probablly didnt matter at all. the only thing with spandex is sometimes it changes colour under the heat.
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2005 01:18:22 PM »

Thanks for the insight, JiKo!
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2005 04:17:45 AM »

they have character. the sort of faded affect gives it the style of andy warhols electric chair prints. thumbs up!

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