T-shirt tips How sad am I? Since I get asked these questions a lot I decided to write a t-shirt report After actually executing a shirt plan and washing and wearing them for a week at WDW I have a lot of tips and will show you the designs the shirt and someone wearing the shirt (all of the pictures of the shirts are either after they had been worn - as evidenced by the mickey bar chocolate on them!!! or had been washed) I did notice that the more solid a design was - e.g. a lot of black - the harder it was to transfer and ended up with some spots on the design The shirts that go the best reactions were those that were personalized and clearly not bought at WDW I would not use any other transfer paper except this: http://stores.ebay.com/Heat-Transfer-Supplies I tried a lot of brands and this is by far the best and held up the best The dark transfer paper held up the best if you have a design that you can easily trim I definitely recommend the dark transfer paper For the adult shirts I made the design as big as I could for my printer. I recommend that you import the jpeg files into word and then size and print them from there that is how I was happiest with my print quality For the 8 - teen shirts I made the designs about 9 inches tall - this was a great size for their shirts For the toddler to 7 year old shirts I made the design about 8 inches tall And the baby shirts up to 3t I made them 5x7 I ironed directly on my kitchen island it is Formica. I didnt put anything under the shirts I found any extra fabric left the possibility for lumps that would hurt the transfer. I rotated around my island as I ironed so that one area would not get too hot I found once it was really hot it seemed to confuse the transfer and it didnt know where to stick the shirt or the paper Do not iron on your wood table: My attempt at a front and back failed I tried to put it on my pizza stone but it is well loved and not conducive to an ironing situation. If I were doing it again I would probably go ahead and iron a back on my ironing board. Make sure you wait until the paper cools before you peel your quality will be much better When preparing your shirts wash them without fabric softener After you have made them wash them inside out I do not recommend washing them in between applying your transfer and the first time you wear them. Although I found that I could wear most of mine again some of them for whatever reason did not agree with the washer and/or dryer I found the 100% cotton tees accepted the shirt best but the 50/50 blends worked out well too. Any shirts that were stretchy or had spandex did not work well at all I do not recommend these.