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Thread: Printing pictures on Fabric

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    Would anyone know if a HP Desk Jet 970 CSE can be used to print color pictures on fabric?

    Thank you,
    Ana Maria

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    That is what my older printer is, and I have printed out fabric and iron ons with it :D:D:D I treated them afterwards to help set the ink.

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    Oh, Thank you so much. I am new at his. What did you use to set the ink?

    Ana Maria

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    I bought special fabric sheets that were just for photos on fabrics. It worked great.

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    I used Printed Treasures in the Green pack for sewing. It worked great!

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    I've done several picture quilts and as long as it is a ink-jet printer it will work, but you do need to use prepared for dying fabric to get the best results, they should also be heat set and use a setting agent. You can prepare the fabric yourself, or but it pdf.

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    Sorry, I had to go get the setting agent bottle to remember the name(half-himers). Its called Bubble jet rinse.

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    That is exactly what I was going to recommend. It works great. We use Bubble Jet to print out label and sew them onto the quilts.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwiltkrazy
    Sorry, I had to go get the setting agent bottle to remember the name(half-himers). Its called Bubble jet rinse.

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    Yeah, its great stuff. Lets you be very creative. I made 3 grad. quilts that I made for 2 nieces and a nephew, and they just love them. The backs were signature quilts. They turned out great.

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    Be sure to use 100% cotton. I have found they "peel" if you use a blend.

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    I am new to the board - my mom lurks here quite often and has nothing but nice things to say about the people on this board :).

    She sent me here as I'm a WAHM with a small crafting business (mostly handcrafted soaps but I've been sewing cloth diapers for years as well). I had a question regarding the pictures to fabric: would the ink be safe for babies to chew on? I want to make fabric picture books for children with deployed military parents - I don't want to harm anyone of course. Maybe there is a special ink I can purchase?

    I'd appreciate any thoughts - thanks!

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    Can you use a laser printer to print on the Printed Treasure?

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