The kit is ideal for setting up a small batch of shirts, or putting your personal touch on anything made of natural fiber.
Step 1: Try It Out
A flat place to do your print.
A way to hold the fabric flat.
Good contact between the inkofilm and the fabric.
Somewhere in the sun to leave your project where it won't be disturbed.
What doesn't work:
Wrinkles really mess up the print
Trying to overlay prints with another color comes out weird, unless it's lined up and dried.
A black light will not cure the ink or make it change color.
Printing on wood is possible, but tricky - especially cleaning the extra ink off later.
What works better than I ever expected:
It's so easy.
It cleans up really nice, both on the clothing and in your workarea. If you work inside and spill, it cleans up without dying or staining anything!
The print is really soft and comfortable. It's part of the fabric, lighter than a screen print or a home-done freezer paper stencil.
Step 2: How Do You Do It?
In this case I had a wood ring made to serve as a frame for the logo, and I taped the inkofilm to it.
Step 4: Mask Off!
Step 5: Ink It Up
Step 6: Place the Logo
Step 7: Sit in the Sun
It wasn't a super clear day, but there was some sun.
Step 8: Go Do Something Else.
Step 9: Big Reveal!
I really liked it, it has a more worn-in look than a screen printed shirt, and was a lot brighter than I thought it would be on a 50-50 cotton polyester shirt.
Step 10: Wash and Wear
Further washings haven't lightened the shirt any.
Using a pure cotton white shirt would have made it brighter, and more vivid, but this is exactly how I wanted it.
Also, any ADX members, the kit is in the bridge, ready to use on any projects you come up with!