Transferring a design to an article of clothing, bag or quilt panel is easily done with an Officemax iron-on transfer. The transfer is made using a home computer and an ink jet or laser jet printer. The quality of the printer determines the quality of the transfer. Each printer places ink on a piece of paper using a series of dots. The closer the dots, the better the print. Optimize an Officemax iron-on transfer by setting the selected printer preference to the highest quality.
Things You'll Need
- Ink jet or laser jet printer
- Officemax iron-on transfer
- Ironing board
- 14-inch by 14-inch square of muslin
Select the desired photograph or picture for the process from your computer. Place the Officemax iron-on transfer in the proper position in the printer's paper tray. Print the desired picture at the highest quality available for the printer.
Plug in the iron. Turn the control on the iron to a cotton setting. Allow the iron to heat for three minutes.
Place the 14-inch by 14-inch square of muslin on the ironing board.
Turn the Officemax iron-on transfer over so the design is touching the square of muslin. Center the Officemax iron-on transfer over the muslin square.
Place the iron in the top left-hand corner of the Officemax iron-on transfer. Hold the iron in place for 10 seconds. Move the iron to the right one iron width. Hold the iron in place for 10 seconds. Repeat moving the iron across, down and over the entire transfer sheet in the same manner.
Sit the iron on the ironing board in a safe location. Hold the bottom right hand corner of the Officemax iron-on transfer in place with your right hand. Carefully lift the top left corner from the surface. Peel it back until a small portion of the transfer is in view. Look at the transfer. Remove the sheet if the transfer looks full with color. Replace the Officemax iron-on transfer sheet if the design is faint. Repeat the process one time.
Turn off the iron and allow it to cool.
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