Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Printing one size, tutorial
Printing on fabric is one of the techniques I use a lot. If I want to make a small image and not go to the expense of buying printer fabric or such.
I make my own this way.
First gather freezer paper, a sheet of photograph paper , matte is best. Fabric. Lower picture.
To make the fabric adhere to the freezer paper I spray starch and iron it a couple of times.
This sample I will print 3x5".
Iron that to a piece of freezer paper little larger. On shiny side of course.
Cut fabric and paper neatly, no frays. second to bottom
Glue-stick the reverse side and center on the photo paper. see blue glue-stick center pic.
Photo paper is just to be a fairly firm support.
Make very sure the corners are glued down.
Go to computer program and image you want.
Print options should be centered and set to Inkjet setting.
I use Picasa3 because it has the features I use.
Now simply print the prepared fabric.
I peel off the image and iron it again.
The freezer paper can be used a few more times.
If you have no freezer paper, glue-stick the fabric right on the support paper and try it that way.