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sb4k
01-17-2006, 02:19 PM
First of all thank you to everyone that posts their images. Thanks to you I have some very excited kids who love their new t-shirts and can't wait to wear them next week.

Second a few tips from a first timer. Only if a shirt is white, use the light transfer paper. I thought the grey and light blue were light. Nope. Second, if you are doing a lot of t-shirts - your laminate surface gets REALLY HOT and the next transfers don't take as long. If you iron them too long, they turn yellowish (which somewhat washes out).

When I get back, if I can figure out how to post pictures, I'll try to do pics.

THANK YOU!!

Steamboat Marti
01-17-2006, 02:54 PM
Glad it worked out for you - but why don't you post your tips in the sticky at the top of the page... I'm sure somebody would find it there.

Can't wait to see pictures!!

marshallandcartersmo
01-17-2006, 03:46 PM
sb4k--So are you saying unless I use a white shirt, to use dark transfer paper?? Even on something like a baby blue?? I'm going to be attempting mine in the next few weeks.......

thanks

Tammi67
01-17-2006, 03:48 PM
sb4k--So are you saying unless I use a white shirt, to use dark transfer paper?? Even on something like a baby blue?? I'm going to be attempting mine in the next few weeks.......

thanks
YES! ONLY use light for white. Trust us.

marshallandcartersmo
01-17-2006, 05:44 PM
gotcha!! thanks

julia & nicks mom
01-17-2006, 06:09 PM
sb4k--So are you saying unless I use a white shirt, to use dark transfer paper?? Even on something like a baby blue?? I'm going to be attempting mine in the next few weeks.......

thanks
actually - the light transfers do work on pastel colors - here are some examples:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/wdwoct2005/WDWOCT2005325.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/wdwoct2005/7b250eb7.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/wdwoct2005/Summer2005665.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/wdwoct2005/WDWOCT2005598.jpg

julia & nicks mom
01-17-2006, 06:17 PM
also - be careful if you are ironing on formica and it gets hot -

I may not be a good example as I ironed 60 shirts in one night - but if you do them all in one spot it will become TOO hot and start to confuse the design - it will not know which heat it is supposed to respond to - I found after about 6 shirts -it was best to rotate away from the heat - the best results I got were when the formica was warm but not hot

stenogoddess
01-17-2006, 10:00 PM
I have those big 12 by 12 tiles in my bathroom and I iron on those. The grout lines help me line everything and try to stay square. Note though to keep where you're ironing on one square. I wandered over to another square and ironed a big stupid line into my shirt. It does to wear on the knees too though, so I put a towel down. Also, being down on the tile lets me really put some *ahm* body weight on the iron during the press down phase. I hope that helps someone out. :teeth:

marshallandcartersmo
01-18-2006, 12:36 PM
thanks so much for all the tips............newbie question though---we had planned to use an ironing board..........is this a bad idea??

julia & nicks mom
01-18-2006, 01:04 PM
thanks so much for all the tips............newbie question though---we had planned to use an ironing board..........is this a bad idea??
the pad on the ironing board is designed to absorb the heat this makes the transers not stick as well