Using New and Improved EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfers
If you've enjoyed EPSON Iron-On transfers before, you'll like these even more!
Cool peel process makes it easy for everyone in the family to share in creating iron-on projects!
Improved image quality and resolution!
Superior image feel and fabric texture before and after washing!
With EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfers, you can transfer yourimages and photos to T-shirts, sweatshirts, tablecloths, napkins,aprons, or just about any cotton or cotton-blend fabric. For bestresults, use light colored material with a smooth texture.
It is available from the Epson Store or through your local computer retailer.
What You'll Need
Before you start, make sure you have these items:
* EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfers
* Any EPSON Color ink jet printer
* Flat, hard, smooth, non-porous ironing surface thatwill not be damaged by heat.
Do not use an ironing board, wood, glass or metal.
* Item to receive transfer image (T-shirt. apron. etc.)
* Hand iron or heat press
Note: If using a commercial heat press, set the temperature for 375 degrees F and press for 20 seconds.
Creating the Image
You can use any application to create the image. Just make you that you select the "Flip Horizontal" option in the EPSON stylus Printer driver so the image will be transferred correctly onto the fabric. If your image does not include any text, you may not need to reverse the image when printing it.
Printing the Image
When you are ready to print your image, follow these steps:
1. In the EPSON Stylus printer driver select "360 dpi + Ink Jet Paper" forthe Media Type. (This setting will also automatically select 360 dpi forthe Print Quality setting.)
2. Make sure you select "Flip Horizontal" in the EPSON Stylus printerdriver so the image will be printed backwards. (See your printermanual if you need instructions for using the printer driver.)
Note: This flip feature is only in the newer printer drivers. If you have an earlier printer model you must mirror the image using a softwareapplication such as Sierra's Print Artist which came with some Epson printer models.
3. Insert a single sheet of transfer paper into theprinter with the blank side (the printable surface) loaded correctly your printer. (See your printer manual if necessary).
Note: For Epson printer models which feed paper from the top, make sure the notch of the transfer paper is in the upper right hand corner and that the paper is not curled or bent.
For Epson printer models which feed paper from the front lower tray, make sure the notch of the transfer paper is on the right hand side facing out from the printer.
4. Set the printer's adjust lever to the "0" position.
5. Print the image.
6. After you have printed the image, use scissors totrim away the blank paper around it.
Leave a border of about 1/4 inch on all sides.
Testing Your Iron
These instructions are for an "average iron". Some irons run hotter thanothers. Conduct a test run to prevent scorching your fabric item. If yoususpect that your iron runs cool, you may want to increase thesuggested ironing times.
If you have never ironed a transfer before, you may want to trya practice run first with a small image on an old piece of materialyou don't need; then you can get a feel for the process beforeyou start with your good image.
Preparing to Iron
1. Preheat the iron on the highest temperature setting and wait until it is ready before ironing the transfer. The iron must be very hot. Do not usesteam.
2. Fold the pillowcase in half and place it on the ironing surfacewith the open end hanging over the edge. Smooth it flat sothere are no wrinkles. Make sure there are no seams on theironing surface.
3. Place the fabric item to receive the transfer on the center ofthe pillowcase. Smooth the fabric so there are no wrinkles.
4. Iron the pillowcase and fabric so they are smooth before ironing on the transfer.
5. Place the printed transfer image face down on the fabricwhere you would like to transfer the image.
Be very careful not to touch the iron or the heated surface of thepaper. Set the iron down in a safe place when you are not using itand keep children away from the iron and the hot transfer surface.
The best technique for transferring an image depends on thesize of the transfer; follow the appropriate instructions below fora large or small image.
Ironing a Large Image
Steps 1-6: Adhere the Image to the fabric
Using the widest part of the iron is very important in making atransfer that is long lasting. Using the narrow tip of the ironwill not provide the best results.
Beginning at the upper left corner (Step 1) and using firmpressure slowly move the iron across the transfer sheet for 30seconds. Repeat this procedure for the middle (step 2) andlower (step 3) sections of the transfer sheet.
After completing steps #1, #2 and #3, turn the iron around asillustrated below. This time, starting from the lower left corner(step 4), slowly move the iron across the transfer sheet for 30seconds, using firm pressure, repeat this procedure for themiddle (step 5) and upper (Step 6) sections of the transfersheet.
Step 7: Permanently set the Image into the fabric
Make 30 continuous circles with the iron around the transfer sheet.Make sure all edges of the transfer paper are ironed with eachcircular motion. Each ironed circle takes about 4 seconds. Besure to continue using firm pressure
Step 8: Remove the paper from the fabric
After making the final circle, set the iron safely to one side.Wait between one and two minutes for the transfer to coolstarting with any corner. Peel the transfer sheet away from thefabric item. Removing the paper may be more difficult if it isallowed to cool for too long.
Ironing a Small Image
Small images (4" x 4" or less) are easier to transfer than larger ones.
1. Start with the iron on one side of the transfer. Slowly movethe iron across the transfer for 5 seconds. This will securethe transfer onto the fabric item.
2. Pressing firmly, wiggle the iron over the image, moving itconstantly for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Be sure not to scorch yourfabric item.
3. Set the iron safely to one side. Wait between one and twominutes for the transfer to cool. Starting with any corner,peel the transfer sheet away from the fabric item.Removing the paper may be more difficult if it is allowedto cool for too long.
If you will be applying more than one image on the fabric,make sure they are spaced far enough apart so you can iron onewithout touching another image that has already been transferred.
Washing Your New Creation
Your new EPSON transfer creation is sturdy and machinewashable, but you can protect the color and quality byfollowing these simple washing guidelines:
Wash in cold water only. If possible, use a detergent withcolor protection.
If you are washing a T-shirt or other similar garment,turn it inside out before washing. Wash it by itself as the somecolors may run slightly the first time it is washed. If the colors run,they will usually wash out the second time the article is washed.
Remove the article as soon as the washing machine completesits cycle. Colors may run if the article is allowed to sit beforedrying.
Dry it in the dryer with normal settings.
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