I use the dark fabric iron on transfer paper to make patches and emblems for
1/6 scale clothing.
It's a fine way for us to create neat looking patches.
PHOTO 1 shows from left to right:
- McGonigal's Dark Shirt transfer paper. Instructions and
special pressing paper are included.
- Original artwork (the master) drawn and painted TWICE THE SIZE as the final patch.
- Laser copied sheet of patches reduced 50 %.
This iron on transfer sheet is scanned into the computer for printing.
You will always get a sharper smaller image by starting with a larger master and reducing it down rather than making a teeny sized master.
After the iron on transfer paper has been printed, cut and peel off the backing .
This can be difficult handling such a teeny piece of paper so use a needle's point to help start a separation of the two.
PHOTO 2 shows the position of the patches on the coat tails.
Since I use very high quality imported wool for my clothing, the heat set procedure is different than for T-shirt fabrics.
Also my patches don't have to be laundry safe so I found that a household iron set on medium for 30 seconds worked for me.
Since the iron on transfer paper is actually a plastic-like film, if you press too hot and too long you can melt it and shrink and distort the image.
I hope these tips benefit any who read them!
Greg's web site: GEPPETTO PRODUCTIONS