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Step 5: Stick it In

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You now have a piece of fabric that is supported by the attached piece of freezer paper. This makes the resulting combination solid enough to be grabbed by the printer without flopping about. Treat the finished piece like a regular piece of paper and stick it into an inkjet printer. My printer flips the paper over and then prints on it so I placed the piece in the tray with the fabric side down.
 
Cilenia3 years ago
Make sure you wash your fabric first to remove any sizing from manufacturer, this will help your printer's ink absorb better and stay longer. Heat set after with hot cotton setting on your iron also.
Cilenia Cilenia3 years ago
OH make sure you heat set AFTER you take off the freezer paper backing!
mweiss23 years ago
Thank you I can't wait to get started!!
robspe944 years ago
My lazer printer worked brilliantly, giving a crystal clear image.  However, tests involving hot water and scrubbing revealed that it fades fairly quickly.  Still, great if it is not going through the wash.  I found that placing a blank piece of paper over the image and ironing it afterwards helped seal it in a bit.  (Great Instructable!)
fungus amungus (author)  robspe944 years ago
You can treat the fabric to keep the image in a little better. Can't remember the stuff right now, but either way this is best for non-clothing use. Stuff that won't be in hot soapy water. For that I'd recommend silkscreen or going with one of the custom clothing places like spreadshirt or zazzle.
zim_2565 years ago
I doubt that this will work on any laser printer, at least mine doesn't handle very well thick media, already tried to print a mousepad and it jammed the entire mechanism.
hahahaha not too smart. . . mousepads are waaayyy too thick. Also, when it gets that hot you risk melting something and permanently damaging the printer. . . not to mention voiding your warranty ;P
Didn't care, the printer wasn't mine. The pad shrinked when passing the fuser.
Haha nice. . . awesome! Gotta try that on my friend's laser printer sometime. . . :P
digsretro5 years ago
Actually, laser printer ink is much more permanent and probably would give better definition when printed. You can even hit laser printed ink with bleach and it will not fade it.
I don't have that printer, WAAAH! jk. We have a cheaper HP and also a laser printer. It probably won't work on the laser one, right? Too hot?
I don't think the laser prints would go through the wash well in the very least. I wouldn't recommend it anyway.
Cheesy....6 years ago
I have that printer!!!! :P
me too!
Maxaxle8 years ago
$10 from the lottery XD