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Thread: Can paper-backed adhesive be used in printer?

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    Senior Member Quiltntime's Avatar
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    I'm using HeatnBond Lite paper-backed adhesive to trace numerous appliqued flowers.

    Since, I have a lot of tracing to do, can the paper-back adhesive go through my printer, if I cut 8 1/2" x 11" sheets?

    Thanks for any feedback. It would sure save a lot of time, if it didn't mess up my printer.

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    Big time. Your printer gets hot and the glue will melt.

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    Thanks for the quick response. Sometimes, the easy way, is not always the best.

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    You could print your designs onto the back side of freezer paper and then iron the freezer paper onto the front of your fabric with your heat-n- bond on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    You could print your designs onto the back side of freezer paper and then iron the freezer paper onto the front of your fabric with your heat-n- bond on the back.
    What a great idea! I was trying to think of a way I could use freezer paper along with the heat-n-bond.

    Appreciate your input. :thumbup:

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    cool idea, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    You could print your designs onto the back side of freezer paper and then iron the freezer paper onto the front of your fabric with your heat-n- bond on the back.

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    iron the heat-n-bond to the back of your fabric and [obviously] leave the paper on.

    set a stack of books on top of the prepared sheet(s). it will flatten nicely and should survice a trip through your printer. safer still is to change your printer settings so it expects the thickest paper it can handle.

    just don't goof like i sometimes do by forgetting which side goes up. :lol:

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    Is it a laser printer or an inkjet printer?

    If it is an inkjet printer, I certainly see no reason why it would not work. The laser printer might or might not have problems as it heat sets the ink. I know at work we can't use certain transparecies in our copy machine (same technology as laser printer) because they will melt.

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    you can put it through as long as it is ironed to the fabric.

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    Wow, you learn something new everyday.

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