Iron On Transfer Paper
Choosing The Correct Iron On Transfer Paper
One mistake that you don’t want to make if you are someone who uses an inkjet printer, is to not use iron on transfer paper with that particular printer. You are asking for trouble if you combine these two because the heat generated inside the printer can cause the iron on transfer paper to melt and you will be stuck looking for a new printer. I am sure many people in that industry when first starting learned the hard way.
When you are shopping for the iron on transfer paper it will be clearly labeled on the packaging for the paper that it is the proper iron on transfer paper that you can use with your printer. It will only take you a few extra seconds to do the investigating and as explained above this can cause you headaches if overlooked. Even if you have to ask one of the clerks at the store I’m sure they would be more than willing to help you out.
Almost all of the iron on transfer paper that you will come across is for white fabrics or are other fabrics that are lighter in color. If you have a need to utilize some darker fabrics though, you can buy iron on transfer paper that is made exclusively for darker fabrics. When I mention dark fabrics I am specifically talking about black or navy blue, and nothing much darker than a navy blue. These require a more heavy duty material that will make the iron on transfer paper be more visible after you are done with the procedure on the fabrics.
There are variations of the iron on transfer paper that will either require you to pay close attention to it after you perform the transfer, and peel the material off quickly after the procedure, but there are also cool-peel products that will allow you to give it some time to cool down and not burn your hands.
If you are reading this article you probably are familiar with iron on transfer paper, but if not, in its basic form it is a material that will adhere to fabric when heat is applied, hence the “iron on” part of the terminology. This allows for custom designs that can really give you limitless possibilities if you nail down the art of the ironing, and you could even start to sell your designs and defray the costs of your materials. I would venture to guess that most people who make it the whole way through the process, wouldn’t mind getting a little kick back and help with paying for their iron on transfer paper next time.
Iron on Decals – A Do it Yourself Guide
Iron on Decals can be an awesome little hobby to get into. Whether you are someone who is trying to save money by not going to the store and forking up massive amount of money for designer clothes, or just somebody with an artistic ability who wants to flaunt their stuff, iron on decals is an easy way to get customized clothing for yourself. Not that I need to spill it out for you, but there are many uses including logos for sports teams, portraits, or just interesting text that you want on a shirt or jacket, all of these can be made using iron on decals.
One of the advantagous things of iron on decals is how easy some of the products out there on the market today make it for you to create the different clothing styles. It is very easy these days with a printer that you would have at your house, and some specific transfer sheets made from the paper companies. They give you paper that you can use your printer at your house to print your image on, and there you have it, your own iron on decal. There is also certain types of adhesive that you can get that will attach to fabrics and allow you to make your decal that way.
If you are interested in making your own iron on decals here are a few steps that will get you started. First, you will need to decide what you want for the decal. Pick your image, or your text image (remember to reverse it as the ironing will flip the image), and make sure you have it the correct size. You can just do a test print on some normal paper to make sure of this. Then after you have that you can cut your iron on adhesive and attach it to the iron on decal.
Next you will put your iron on transfer paper into the printer so that you can put your design on something that can be transfered. Remember from above that you should have had some test runs with normal paper to get your iron on decal size right, and now you are ready to print your transferrable image. If you don’t want any extra plastic around the image make sure you cut as close to the edges as possible. This will ensure you don’t have a border of residue around the image. You are now ready to iron it on, and depending on your paper you will need to peel the paper off the iron on decal transfer.
You should now have your desired results and some fresh new clothes, that you designed. Who knows you might even have a new hobby that you could profit from, by coming up with some custom iron on decals that people love and you can sell on ebay, or straight out of your house. Custom shirts are always in demand for intramural sports teams, real sports teams, and a million other different things. Good Luck!