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Thread: Printing Photos on Fabric

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    Let's face it - fabric fades - all fabrics - including photos printed on fabric treated with Bubblejet set. It really depends on how often the item gets washed and in what temperature water.

    Most often photos on fabric are used for wall hanging quilts that won't be washed very often. Printing photos on fabric requires that the fabric be treated with something - either by you or by buying commercially prepared photo fabric.

    Now I have never tried printing photos on fabric using a laser printer but using an inkjet the fabric MUST be treated first.

    Of course you could always ust photo transfers. In that case the photo needs to be reversed before transfering. Also T-shirt type transfers create a plasticy type feeling to the photo.

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    I don't have inkjet or bubble jet, only laser. Has anyone successfully transferred photos using the freezer paper method on a laser?

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    Hi Sande,
    Can you recommend a model number of a printer? I need to buy a new printer. I know enough to look at inkjet type and not laser. But I want to be able to print higher quality photos on fabric and don't know what printer would be best for this.
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    I have a laser printer also and would love to know if anyone has had any luck with fabric on freezer paper thru one. They are too expensive to experiment and ruin! Yikes

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    I bought some bubblejet on Amazon for a reasonable price.

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    Printing on fabric with your printer only works on the ink jet printers, not on laser printers. I've used the fabric sheets you can buy in a package as well as used fabric on the freezer paper method. Using the freezer paper method is cheaper by far and works well. The only problem I have had is that the color ink washed out, but the black ink stayed fine when washed. I do think I forgot to heat set it that time when I did it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    I have a laser printer also and would love to know if anyone has had any luck with fabric on freezer paper thru one. They are too expensive to experiment and ruin! Yikes
    I have an "older than dirt" HP ink jet printer, it works beautifully. As for the laser I don't know but you could take a piece of paper and place a big "X" on it and see if it copies onto fabric. Just make sure your fabric is ironed onto the freezer paper well, no up turned corners for that will give problems.

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