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Permanent fabric pictures? Answered

How can I make fabric copies from my printer permanent? Do I need to treat the fabric before I print or can I treat it after?? What do I need to use to keep the fabric pictures from washing out? Help - I need this information as soon as possible.



10 years ago

If you use a water-resistant ink in your printer (many, but not all, are), and you're using the usual iron-on transfer sheets to impress the image onto the fabric -- In my experience those are fairly "permanent" without any additional action being taken. Goes through the cold-water machine wash with all my other T-shirts without showing significant damage. May depend on the kind of fabric, as with any other dying/printing process. As always, if in doubt try a sample and see what happens when you abuse it. I suspect the instructions for the transfer sheets will address this better than I just did.