your iron on dark
fabric transfer image is as easy as four easy steps
Using an inkjet printer, print your image.
Let the ink printed on the dark fabric iron on transfer paper dry thoroughly before
Trim away any un-printed paper around your image that you do not
want to transfer.
Transfer your image onto your fabric using either a hand iron or
commercial heat press.
You'll Need to make iron
on dark fabric transfers
image in a digital format scanned or downloaded from a camera
Pre-washed and dried 50/50 blend or 100% dark cotton fabric, T-shirt
iron-on dark fabric inkjet transfer paper.
A color inkjet ( bubble jet ) printer.
Hand iron or a commercial heat press.
A flat, hard, smooth, non-porous ironing surface.
A clean soft cloth.
PRINTING & APPLICATION
Printing your dark
fabric iron on transfer paper
you are ready to print your image, follow these steps:
by printing your image on a sheet of plain paper.
you are satisfied with how your image looks, insert a single sheet
of dark fabric iron on transfer paper into your inkjet printer. It
is easy to tell which side to print on, as one side is blank (to
print on), and one side has the line. Make sure that the iron on
transfer paper is not creased or curled. Make sure you are not
printing on the silicon ironing sheet.
not use flip, mirror image or T-shirt setting
are suggested printer settings. For the best results check your printer
manual or with your printer's manufacture.
Type - Plain
Paper Resolution - Best / High Resolution
printing your dark fabric iron on transfer allow to dry completely
- over night drying is recommended.
OF HEAT APPLICATION
Dark Fabric Iron On Transfers
the heat press to 325° Fahrenheit. To remove any moisture from
the fabric, press for a few seconds and allow to cool. This aids
in better adhesion of the image to the fabric. Place the transfer
face up in the desired position and press using light to medium pressure
for 30 seconds. Gently rub the transfer for a couple of seconds with
a soft cloth, allow to cool and peel the transfer.
IRONING THE IMAGE
the fabric, T-shirt on the work surface. Do not use an ironing board,
or bare wood, glass, or metal surface for ironing. Place the pillowcase
on the ironing surface with the open end hanging over the edge and
smooth it flat so that there are no wrinkles.
the fabric using the iron to remove excess moisture and remove wrinkles.
temperature setting is 325° or cotton setting.
the dark fabric to cool completely before applying the transfer.
remove and discard the backer film; the side with the printed line.
the iron on transfer IMAGE SIDE UP on the dark fabric, T-shirt
the lightweight ironing sheet over the surface of the transfer.
Medium and Firm pressure; Slide the iron up an down moving constantly.
sure to pay extra attention to the edges.
completely cover the edges. Watch a clock if necessary
using a full 8-1/2 x 11 sheet - iron a full 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.
When using an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 sheet - iron a full 45 seconds -1 minute.
rub the iron on transfer for a couple of seconds with a soft cloth
and peel the transfer.
If Ironing Sheet has been misplaced, substitute a "Silicon Release
Sheet" or "Baking Parchment"
turn your garment inside out. This will minimize the amount of abrasion
that the transfer will encounter with other garments in the wash.
the garment in cold water using a mild detergent. DO NOT USE BLEACH.
the garment from the wash immediately and allow to air dry. If you
are going to tumble dry, use the air only setting. By doing
this over the life of the garment, you will be ensuring that your
image stays clear and bright.
STORAGE & HANDLING
in a cool, dry place. After opening the shrink wrapped packages,
put the paper into the re-seal able plastic bag, and if available,
include one silica gel (desiccant) package. This will keep the paper
from picking up excess moisture on high humidity days.
on Transfer looks yellow -
Heat may be too high and is scorching the surface of the transfer.
Confirm temperature setting is 325 ° or
The heat generated by irons may vary greatly by brand and model.
on Transfer is not adhering to surface -
Make sure the backing has been removed before transferring. Check temperature
setting is 325 °
or cotton setting. If temperature is too low, the transfer will not
react sufficiently to bond to shirt. Increase pressure. Increasing
pressure on the iron allows the transfer to be pushed in the fabric
on Transfer has bonded with the bottom of the iron -
Make sure that the ironing sheet was used between the iron and the
on Transfer is cracking after being washed -
Pre-wash shirt before applying transfer. This eliminates some possibility
of shrinkage that may stress the transferred image. Increase pressure
when transferring image. If insufficient pressure is used, the transfer
will not bond properly with the shirt. The resulting "slack" may
crack in the wash.
edges of the iron on transfer are not adhering -
When hand ironing it is vital that the edges are ironed extremely well;
apply the most heat and pressure to the edges of the transfer paper.
is reversed on shirt -
The printer has been set for T-shirt, Flip or Mirror Image. Reset the
printer for positive image. Consult your printer manual or check with
your printer's Manufacture.
on transfer paper is designed for use with inkjet printers. Do
not use E-z Iron-On T-shirt transfers with laser printers,
photo copiers or with printers that have a heat dry process such
as the HP Desk Jet 1200C or HP Desk Jet 1600C printer. The heating
elements in these printers can melt the transfer paper, which could
damage the printer. If you are not sure about your printer's printing
and drying process consult your manual or call the manufacture.