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Thread: Printing pictures on fabric???

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    Member BalserMaryAnn's Avatar
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    How do you guys do it? I ironed a piece of cloth to freezer paper, then put it through our lexmark #2600. I thought it turned out pretty good, The fabric was kind of bubbley after I ironed it on the paper. I thought maybe I did it to long. The picture came out pretty good. I am considering doing a quilt with pictures of our kids on it. So I am expermenting with this process.

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    I would buy the specially treated fabric for this, or if you prefer you can buy Bubble Jet Set & Rinse & process your own fabric for printing. If you take what you've printed now & scrub it in a wash basin with soap, I think you'll find that alot of the ink disappears. Just my thoughts.

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    A few years ago, I made a quilt using the method you just described. I was so proud of myself! I put about 125 pictures on this huge quilt. Then when I got it all quilted, I washed it like I do all my finished quilts. The photos all came off!!!! I ended up redoing the photos using the iron on transfer method. WHAT A JOB! Will NEVER try to print on fabric again unless I buy the specially pretreated stuff. And even then, not sure that can be washed without the photos fading. I won't be doing another photo quilt for some time, so will most likely stick with the iron on transfer method. At least these can be washed occasionally.

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    Someone was posting that the newer Epson pigment inks do not fade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooMuchFabric
    Someone was posting that the newer Epson pigment inks do not fade.
    I think you still have to use treated fabric though

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    Thanks for the info on printing on fabric, it really helps.

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