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# Printer (inkjet and/or color)
# Paper: Inkjet White T-shirt Transfers, A4
# Hard Surface: not a padded ironing board
# Pillowcase (or similar fabric -- to put on hard surface)
# WHITE cotton T-shirt (or any other material, but it MUST BE WHITE)
# Website (so you can link back to this one. It would be nice if you could do that :)
# Email (so you can email me with your feedback. I'd love to know how it turned out)

# You copy the image to your hard drive
# Put a sheet of Paper *** ( Inkjet White T-shirt Transfers, A4 ) into your printer
# Print out the images onto the specialty paper (make sure it prints out in the ACTUAL size - you might want to do a test print on normal paper to make sure it comes out the right size).
# Cut out image to the correct size
# Iron the image onto a while cotton t-shirt

*** Please Note: This paper is quite expensive, so you might want to print out two images at once to save paper.


When the instructions say you need a HOT iron, they mean it. Here are tips and explanations based on my own experience with creating and applying iron-on transfers.

Always, always, always print a preview copy of your image before printing it on the (expensive) transfer paper. Do this to insure that colors print correctly, that your image doesn't fall into your printers no-print zone along the margins, and to see what size your design will be (sometimes the on-screen view can be deceiving).

Don't forget to flip or mirror your image. This is especially critical if you have text in your design. The text should be backwards on screen or on the print out. (Another good reason to print a preview copy first!)

Transfer paper has stripes on the non-printing side. Be sure to put the paper in your printer so that it prints on the clean white side.

In designing your artwork remember that WHITE does not print. The fabric will show through any parts of the design that are white. For example, if you print a white ghost on plaid fabric -- you'll get a plaid ghost! Plan your design accordingly. As with any desktop publishing project, consider the background color when selecting colors for your designs.

Test your design on "scratch fabric" before applying it to your final t-shirt or other fabric. Some types of fabric may require more ironing (heat) than others or may not show off your design as well as you expected.

Use your irons hottest setting but no steam. It takes a lot of heat to transfer the image evenly and completely to the fabric. Peel off the paper while it is still hot.

The reason transfer instructions specify a hard surface (such as formica) is because it holds the heat. Ironing boards tend to disperse the heat and the transfer paper needs to be very hot to work properly.

Now that you know what to do, CLICK HERE FOR THE IMAGES AND PREVIEWS