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« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2007 09:43:05 AM »

it can work if you have a piece of the paper it was originally stuck to, but any normal paper that i've tried it will just stick to.  maybe wax paper or something would work but it just might make a giant mess.

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« Reply #61 on: February 18, 2007 02:25:06 PM »

I just bought some iron on paper, I over cooked it the first time XD... but now I found right times and temp. When I was done my frist project I kept my scraps. DRAWING ON THE PAPER ACTUALLY TRANSFERS! I was flipping out! I now use all my little bit for tiny details or other projects. Markers work the best! The colours turn out perfect too !<3333
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« Reply #62 on: April 10, 2007 03:42:38 AM »

I will try these "professional papers," but I have been very pleased with Avery for white shirts.  I hate the one for dark.
I've done a lot of transfers onto white scrap tshirt fabric (usually the back of a free blood donation shirt- I ask for the XXL now) and sewn them onto colored Ts.  It's really not much work at all, since I'm not making hundreds or anything.  Usually people are really impressed with the quality of the transfer image, the softness/non-shiny-ness of the image, and I'm impressed with the way they last.  I have had some cracking at the edges if I really stretched the shirt and it was a large dark area, but that's rare.

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« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2007 11:02:07 AM »

what is the minimum time to wait  before I can was a new iron on..and if the iron on is front and back do I still put it inside out..and can I wash multiple newlyironed on clothes together
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« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2007 03:37:32 PM »

i am so happy to have found this thread! i am trying my first iron on, and the paper helpfully has "thermo change" logo's on the back of it that go a uniform orange when they are 'cooked' so far i have been ironing on full heat for half an hour and they aren't changing color at all. is a 1600W iron going to do this or should i borrow a better one tomorrow? i'm sooo frustrated!

thanks so much for your help guys


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« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2007 10:45:04 PM »

Maybe I can get my answer on this thread and not have to make a new topic.

I need to transfer a image onto a white shirt. I have left over Avery dark transfers. Has anyone out there used a dark shirt transfer on a white shirt? Will it work?

I don't want to spend 13 dollars for just one sheet and I still left overs from the dark pack.


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« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2008 01:04:46 PM »

Can I use inkjet iron on transfers on other materials like wood, canvas, etc?? May be a stupid question but I was just wondering...If anyone could help me out i would appreciate it!
« Reply #67 on: April 29, 2008 11:29:44 AM »

Great thread!  I wish I had seen it before, as I did my first transfer last night.  It was so much fun, and super easy!  I'm so addicted.  I used printworks paper (which probably isn't the best from what I read here) but oh well.  I did about 5 shirts, pulled the first one off to soon so the image doesn't have the same shiny finish as the others, but still looks great.  I do hope that they hold up.  I'm ordering new paper from avery and dharma, as well as a mess of shirts!  this was so much fun.
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« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2010 11:40:41 AM »

I hope someone is reading this still...

I just printed a design on some transfer paper (TransferMations) and the design bled together on the paper.  I can't even get to the ironing stage yet!!!  Any ideas??

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« Reply #69 on: October 28, 2010 02:36:14 PM »

I really like the Avery transfers. I mainly use them for getting a clean outline on a fabric painting (such as a patch), and I really love the way the iron-on gives the acrylic paint I use a very smooth texture. I recently tried to use the iron-on transfer on a painting I am working on for my friend. The painting has some text at the top and I have a very unsteady hand, so the transfer seemed like a good idea, but on certain types of plastic the transfers crack and there isn't much you can do about it.

Does anyone have any suggestions on using iron-on transfers on the cheap canvas panels? I'm not sure how to get it smooth with the canvas texture.
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