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Topic: How do I iron on white letters onto a black shirt?  (Read 30582 times)
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« on: October 03, 2009 08:52:20 PM »

I bought iron on transfer printer paper onto dark colors, because I want to make a black t-shirt with a phrase of white letters printed from my computer. Someone told me to go to word pick a font and make it outline and then print and cut out but its a big phrase and I don't want it to look sloppy. Also would the letters come out white or glossy/see through like the transfer paper? I also see on the cove of the transfer paper I bought an idea of white letters but I can't find a font on my computer like that. If anyone has done this before please help! I can't post any pictures on here so here's a link to what I would want my shirt to look like.http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii227/erikamatt29/crafster/mini-TKB1155.jpg and heres the iron transfer paper I bought which has a sample of a black shirt with white font and a green outline which I wound't mind but I can't find a font and I would rather have it look like the first picture.http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii227/erikamatt29/crafster/FXTD-3.gif

Thanks, Erika
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009 04:11:30 AM »

Get a font that's outlined, like the ones here:

Then edit it to taste and change the colour.  You only need to use Word or Paint, no need to use any other programme.  If the t-shirt is black, make the background black.  Print and cut:  you can cut letter by letter, in which case it doesn't matter what colour the bacground of the page was.  Or just cut the whole sentence as a whole leaving a margin of a few (black background) millimeters and use it as one piece -just make sure when editing it has the looks you wanted.  And remember to print it in reverse.

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009 08:37:32 AM »

Do you reverse the print when doing it on a dark shirt? I don't really have any experience with this, but I thought for darks it was meant to be applied face up as it were. Of course, again I don't know, just check the direction on you package.

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009 09:22:27 AM »

the colour of the garment has nothing to do with the design.  The design is printed to become a sort of decal, and the actual image as it is to be seen is not on top of the printed transfer paper, but between the transfer film and the support paper.  You see the other side, the one that is going to be in contact with the fabric.  Therefore, if you print it as it is, you'll get a mirror image once transferred on to the fabric.

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