Printwear

October '13

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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I want to print on the front and back of a T-shirt. How can I do so without ruining the first transfer? Most laser and inkjet transfers made for white and light colored fabrics can be repressed with parchment or Teflon after transferring. Try these tips with your white fabric transfer paper: 1. Follow the temperature, time, and peeling instructions from your paper manufacturer and press the first transfer on one side of the shirt. 2. After you peel the backing paper, place parchment on top of the image and press for three seconds to hold the parchment to the image. 3. Flip the shirt over (with parchment covering the first image) and proceed to press the second transfer on the other side. 4. After you remove the backing paper from the second transfer, turn the shirt over and remove the parchment from the first transfer. Try the following tips with dark fabric opaque paper: First, print your transfers, trim, and then peel the backing paper. Follow the temperature instructions from your paper manufacturer and press the first transfer on one side of the shirt at half the time (remember to protect the image with the parchment sheet). Do not remove the parchment paper from the first transfer. Flip the shirt over (with parchment paper still attached) and proceed to press the second transfer on the other side. Remove the shirt from the press and allow both transfer sides to cool. Once cool, remove parchment paper from both sides of the shirt. If the paper you are using requires warm peel, then peel both parchments while still warm. Theresa M. Brisch, Brisch Papers LLC Low-temperature transfers prevent scorch marks on polyester fabrics. (Image courtesy Transfer Express) 2013 October Printwear PW_OCT13.indd 95 | 95 9/18/13 11:57 AM

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