LIGHT TRANSFER PAPER
Light Transfer Paper transfers images easily from an inkjet printer to a light coloured T-shirt and many other light coloured fabrics and surfaces and gives a high degree of washability and durability.
Please read these instructions in conjunction with your printer instruction manual.
Prepare your chosen image on the computer. Print a copy onto plain paper to ensure it is correct.
Print the design in Mirror Reverse (i.e., so that it is reading right when placed face down onto the T-shirt). Many software programs have a horizontal flip function that prints a mirror image. Most new printers have a T-shirt transfer option that will print your design in mirror reverse. Consult your printer instruction manual.
Print on the MATT side of the transfer paper.
Print image to the highest print quality possible.
Single sheet feeding is recommended.
NOTE: Due to the texture of the transfer paper, the quality of the image will be slightly reduced. If your image is too light, enhance your paper type or printer quality setting.
Allow the image to dry for 30 minutes before transferring image.
Trim your image to remove any areas that have no print.
Round off the corners of your image to avoid corner lift off after washing.
Preparing the Surface
Heat your iron (empty water) to maximum cotton setting;
100% cotton fabric works best;
Iron fabric first; allow to cool before transferring image;
Lay fabric on a hard, smooth surface. An ironing board is NOT SUITABLE. A table covered with a pillow case is suitable;
Place transfer paper with PRINTED IMAGE FACING DOWN in desired position straight onto the fabric.
Place a sheet of A4 Copy Paper over the top of the transfer paper. Apply a hot dry iron onto the A4 copy paper at light pressure for no more than 15 seconds to fix the image onto the fabric. DO NOT APPLY IRON DIRECTLY ONTO THE TRANSFER PAPER AS IT WILL STICK AND DAMAGE THE IRON.
Then continue to iron the image over the top of the A4 copy paper using firm pressure and moving the iron all over the image. Firm pressure will result in better transferring and long-term durability.
Peel & Wear
Remove A4 copy paper. Allow fabric to cool and then in a smooth even motion, peel away backing paper. If the image lifts, reposition the backing sheet and A4 copy paper and iron over for a few more seconds, then remove the backing paper.