Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fabric Prints

Years ago I remember reading an article about using an inkjet printer to print on fabric. Because of limitations of the printer ink at that time, it involved special conditioning of the fabric before and after printing. It was a lot of trouble so, I put the project on the back burner.

Recently, we picked up a new printer that uses a new ink formula that allows for printing on fabric. Tonight, I decided to put it to the test and do a small test print. It turned out very nice.

We are going to run some tests on it to make sure that it doesn't bleed or wash away. The ink says that the color may fade with normal wear and tear and in a lot of bright light. It may take a little while to test all of this out, but if it doesn't bleed, wash away, or fade too much we have a few new projects in mind.

Since we are still experimenting, we'd love to hear any ideas that you have!

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