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« on: March 11, 2004 11:12:06 AM »

I'm not sure if this works for every printer or not, but I found out by accident that a printout from my HP Laserjet will iron on to light fabric. I was trying to trace it with an iron-on transfer pencil and the black ink ironed on as well, so now I know I won't have to bother with the tracing part. I would imagine a lot of printers would work for this. I haven't tried it on my inkjet, though, because the laserjet worked and it costs less to use.

Of course, you have to have the iron on the HELL setting and it takes a bit longer to transfer. Also, remember to print your image in reverse if it has letters or you want it to transfer a certain way.

« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2004 11:47:26 AM »

thank you thank you thank you!  I can't wait to try this.  I hope it works with inkjet and not just laserjet-- ink seems like it would be easier to transfer than toner...

« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2004 10:24:11 AM »

thank you thank you thank you!  I can't wait to try this.  I hope it works with inkjet and not just laserjet-- ink seems like it would be easier to transfer than toner...

Have you tried with an inkjet printout yet?  I'm curious about the results.

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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2004 12:56:40 AM »

I was tracing a pattern (with a random pen, i was desperate!) printed from my cheapo printer- ink i think- and i turned over to realise it had transfered!

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2005 10:14:47 AM »

thanks for the tip. it worked really well.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2005 07:10:24 AM »

     Are you all using regular printer paper for this or special transfer paper?  This sounds really cool even though I've never embroidered before.  I would imagine that it's fairly simple.  I'll have to try it now.  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2005 11:59:23 AM »

I have a lazer jet and an inkjet, it did it with the lazerjet, but not the inkjet, I guess because the lazer is a toner based powder type ink and the inkjet is a wet ink,I was really bored so I went and tested what the lazer printed stuff would transfer onto besides fabric..It worked great on paper and wood as well as the fabric!

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2005 01:45:09 PM »

A friend made me a pillow with canvas that she ran through the printer, so I know printers can handle some pretty intense fabrics!  Now I find myself wondering how the original pillow would look with some extra details added on...?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2005 01:20:37 PM »

Wow, that's a neat idea.

Before reading dyabolica's post I was thinking it would probably work because of the toner since it seems to smudge all the time anyway.   

I've got an inkjet printer.  Sometimes the ink is still wet if it prints fast enough....maybe you could quickly turn over the paper onto what you will stitch on and try to "stamp" it in a way.  Smiley

Copy machines use toner too don't they?

What a great discovery/accident.  Smiley
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