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« on: August 17, 2005 06:38:58 AM »

Hello...I saw an article last year in the Bust magazine which explained how to do transfers using alcohol or goo gone and photocopies...I can't find my issue of Bust so I was wondering if someone else saw this and maybe has the instructions...if you do...could you post it here please....please...please!

I know that there are way easier ways to do transfers, but I liked the way they looked when completed...a little faded and old looking.

thanks in advance.


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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005 03:55:19 PM »

i would also love to see an answer to this question. i tried using a photocopy i did using the copy machine at work and goo gone but it didn't work. i heard that if the machine is very new, it won't work. or was it that i used goo gone? so what kind of toner would work? is there another option other than the thinner i saw in another post? i live in an apartment and i'm afraid the fumes would be too strong. thanks!

« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005 02:07:45 PM »

Oh I want to know how too if someone finds out how.  Sounds interesting.

« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2005 02:26:08 PM »

I can't get the search feature to work right now, but there is a ton about this around the boards.  Try under clothing: reconstructed and try searching for solvent and transfer. 

Anyway, I do this a lot with Citra Solv (I like the fruity smell) and a laser printer.  I have heard Xeroxing works as well, but my one attempt to do a color Xerox did not work.  Basically, print your picture on a laser printer then lay it print side down on your t-shirt or whatever.  Using a paintbrush, liberally brush Citra Solv or your solvent of choice all over the paper. Then rub rub rub with the back of a spoon.  I like to tape the picture down to keep it from sliding.  As you rub, you'll see the picture on the paper get grayer.  Check from time to time to see how it is going, and when you are happy with the result you are done!  I find it works best the more dark black you have in the picture to transfer.  I always let mine sit to dry for at least overnight and iron over them in an attempt to heat press.  My oldest one is more than 8 months old and has had little to no fading.  It also works best on flatter material.  I did some on ribbed tanktops and they are a little more faded, although I like them that way. 

But definitely do the search for more info in the other threads about this. 

« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2005 02:58:17 PM »


I've done the transfers with Goof off and photocopies. They turned out pretty spiffy!

How to:
Make a BLACK and WHITE copy of the image. COLOR will not transfer properly.
Cut the image out, but leave a little bit of white paper around the edge.
Place image facedown where ever you want it.
Brush a little bit of the goof off on the image- a little paintbrush works well.
Use the back of a spoon to rub the goof off in. ( i had to rub pretty hard...the lines came out darker that way)
You can carefully check the the transfer-ability of the image by lifting up a corner- make sure that your lines line up!
You can always add a bit more goof off and rub somemore

I found that you can only use a image once. There is not enough oomph for it to transfer twice. They also hold up really well in the wash! (Both on white t-shirts and pillow cases)The fumes are strong so I did them outside on my apartment porch.

I like the slightly faded look of the transfers. Have fun! I hope that this help!
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2005 05:28:35 AM »

Lauriemk and onecraftybitch....

Can't wait to finally try it.


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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2005 02:57:29 PM »

One more quick thing-

It's not goo- gone, but goof off! I found the bottle of goof off in my craft box last night. I'm sorry about the mistake earlier!

Good luck with the crafting!

« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2005 02:59:50 PM »

what is goof off?  I've never heard of it.

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2005 06:26:22 AM »

do you use the citra solv degreaser?  They make a ton of different products


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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2005 05:43:30 PM »

Yeah, what I use is the Citra Solv cleaner and degreaser.  Your link didn't work for me.  But I found a piture here: http://www.citra-solv.com/products/allpurpose.html

I found a small bottle at my grocery store and I have barely made a dent on it while making 5 or 6 shirts. 

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