First Thank You Second First Timer Tips

Discussion in 'Creative DISigns' started by sb4k, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. sb4k

    sb4k Mouseketeer

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    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!!
     
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  3. Steamboat Marti

    Steamboat Marti <marquee><font color=purple>Chick-In-Charge Wannab

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    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!!
     
  4. marshallandcartersmo

    marshallandcartersmo DIS Veteran

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    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
     
  5. Tammi67

    Tammi67 <font color=green>1st to out the Tag Fairy as the

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    YES! ONLY use light for white. Trust us.
     
  6. marshallandcartersmo

    marshallandcartersmo DIS Veteran

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    gotcha!! thanks
     
  7. julia & nicks mom

    julia & nicks mom <font color=darkorchid>Bad influence on the Tag Fa

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

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  8. julia & nicks mom

    julia & nicks mom <font color=darkorchid>Bad influence on the Tag Fa

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    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
     
  9. stenogoddess

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    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:
     
  10. marshallandcartersmo

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    thanks so much for all the tips............newbie question though---we had planned to use an ironing board..........is this a bad idea??
     
  11. julia & nicks mom

    julia & nicks mom <font color=darkorchid>Bad influence on the Tag Fa

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    the pad on the ironing board is designed to absorb the heat this makes the transers not stick as well
     

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