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Old 07-21-2020, 03:32 PM
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Hello all. I am attempting to print a quilt label using my ink jet printer. I have pressed my
freezer paper to my muslin securely. Trimmed to correct size. I seem to have my fabric sheet in the paper tray properly, but each time I try to print, my paper jams in the printer. Is there a secret to doing this successfully? I really want to figure this out. I am gifting this quilt to a special friend, and really want the label to look nice. Any help appreciated.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:35 PM
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I’ve sometimes used a little Scotch tape on the top so the freezer paper & fabric don’t separate.
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Old 07-21-2020, 04:15 PM
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I have had the same troubles before I know one thing you got to make sure that the paper is really flat so I have placed the paper under my cutting matt for a few minutes and place something heavy on it to make sure it lies flat.
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Old 07-21-2020, 04:22 PM
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Try this one a sample first.


It will make the fabric stiff so it can go through the printer.

I have used the product but not made quilt labels.
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Old 07-22-2020, 01:50 AM
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Try putting a piece of tape all along the top of the sheet that feeds through the printer, folding the tape over the top and flatten the tape with your fingernail. That’s how I used to do it when I printed out labels. It will keep the fabric from catching in the rollers.
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Old 07-22-2020, 07:25 AM
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I always use a full sheet size of paper, most printers have a path for harder stock, there is usually something on the back side that allows a door to open and for the printing to come out straight from the back instead of curling over and coming out the front.

If you can't find it, list your printer and I'll look. If you have a manual there is probably something in there about "card stock" or maybe "envelope path".
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Old 07-22-2020, 07:27 AM
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Some ink jet printers want you to change the type of paper setting to 'craft' or 'other'
but be careful with this...sometimes when you change the paper setting, the printer may automatically mirror image your label.
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Old 07-22-2020, 10:37 AM
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I had the same problem. I fixed it by ironing on a 1/2" piece of freezer paper on the back side and on the top edge that goes in the printer first. The heat from the printer makes that top edge curl up and causes printer jams. The extra freezer paper on the back keeps that top edge stiff and prevents printer jams.
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Old 07-22-2020, 11:51 AM
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One of my printers only fed envelopes and things like this muslin sheet through a port in the back. Even before I figured that out, I had put several pieces of tape on the leading edge.to keep the freezer and muslin together.
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
Try this one a sample first.


It will make the fabric stiff so it can go through the printer.

I have used the product but not made quilt labels.
I have some Terial Magic but have a question--do you soak the fabric to get it stiff enough to use? or just spray medium coating?
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