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29 Jul 2008 - 13:064940
Anyone out there who's a textiles geek?
i kid you're not a geek!

i just wanted to check something about Heat Transfer Printing.

i seem to recall my textile teacher telling us that if you photocopy words onto paper and then painted over with the heat transfer ink, that you'd be able to print the word onto the fabric leaving the word blank and the colour around it.

would it work the same way if i inversed the thing i was printing? so have a black page and the thing i want white so instead of the colouring being around the white word, there would be white around the word of colour?

does that make sense at all?

i don't have access to screen prints or anything anymore but i stole some heat transfer dye from college and have some at home. and i don't want to use transfer paper because it's super expensive. XD

hope someone can help. XD


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31 Jul 2008 - 05:044977
okaay.. since you said you cant get a transfer paper 9thug it work the d fastest, i use em all the time,
you can use a fabric marker (buy them at big stationary stores), in my place they worth like 1 - 2 pounds. they work like any other marker except the fact that they can be used for fabric too. got several types of sizes.
or, this one's a bit harder to use, it's fabric crayon, i don't recommend it very much unless you can draw very neatly with a crayon.

okay, here's how i usually do it (when i'm not using transfer paper.)
first, print the shape, words, whatever it is you wanted to be on the fabric. preferably in a thick paper, not the usual photocopy paper. cut the part that you wanted to transfer to the fabric leaving holes the shape that you wanted.
put that paper and place it in a way that the shape hole is where you want it to be. trace it, either with a fabric marker or crayon, and then throw that paper away an fill in it.
remember, if you already trace some part, you shan't trace over it before it dried and ironed, it will only make that part worse..
after you;'re done tracing and fill in the holes, wait till it dried and iron it,
oh, to iron it, you need to put 2 or more layer or paper between the fabric and iron , well, basically just don't let the iron surface had a straight contact with the traced part.


31 Jul 2008 - 10:244978
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okaay.. since you said you cant get a transfer paper 9thug it work the d fastest, i use em all the time,
you can use a fabric marker (buy them at big stationary stores), in my place they worth like 1 - 2 pounds. they work like any other marker except the fact that they can be used for fabric too. got several types of sizes.
or, this one's a bit harder to use, it's fabric crayon, i don't recommend it very much unless you can draw very neatly with a crayon.

okay, here's how i usually do it (when i'm not using transfer paper.)
first, print the shape, words, whatever it is you wanted to be on the fabric. preferably in a thick paper, not the usual photocopy paper. cut the part that you wanted to transfer to the fabric leaving holes the shape that you wanted.
put that paper and place it in a way that the shape hole is where you want it to be. trace it, either with a fabric marker or crayon, and then throw that paper away an fill in it.
remember, if you already trace some part, you shan't trace over it before it dried and ironed, it will only make that part worse..
after you;'re done tracing and fill in the holes, wait till it dried and iron it,
oh, to iron it, you need to put 2 or more layer or paper between the fabric and iron , well, basically just don't let the iron surface had a straight contact with the traced part.
that won'twork for what i'm going to do. it's not a cosplay thing. i want to make a t-shirt printed with manga so that technique won't work for the fine lines and things that will be used. thanks though. if it was something more simple i'd have used that idea. ^^


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31 Jul 2008 - 11:364979
oohh~ ugyaa~
sorry for not being able to help then~ i
f it's pictures like that i can only think of using printer transfer paper..


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