Tips for printing quilt labels - I'm an Aussie
I have been inspired to print quilt labels after reading about it on my Aussie quilting site of which I am also a member
I need some tips please. I did once have a go at heavily starching calico material to use as a quilt label, then running it through my printer, using coloured and black ink on the label, but the coloured ink washed out. That tells me I have to do something different! My printer is a practical Canon MP180 and is not laser.
When I read this in the instructions -
Using pre-treated fabric sheets available for ink jet printers:<o:p></o:p>
Go to the web page with the larger label, that you would like to print out. Select a thicker paper option with photo quality, if your printer allows. Print.
I guess you have to use pre-treated fabric sheets for it to be a success?????......where in Australia can I buy these? I bet they are so expensive that I will gasp...... When the instructions say to select a thicker paper option with photo quality, does that mean "in simple language" to click on the setting to print a photo from photo paper????? I have read of dipping your fabric in some type of solution, but I would have no idea where to buy that either, here in Aussie land.
I'm looking for tips, and I appreciate your replies. I have mentioned before I live in an isolated part of Australia, not near any shops or other facilities, and no fabric shops either. I have to buy everything online.
A trip to the nearest town is a major expedition for me now that I am "not so young". I think that is called "ageing up" these days.
Looking forward to your replies,