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Re: [BKARTS] printing on cloth



> it also helps to cut the leading edge of the bookcloth to a 
> very clean edge. i have occasionally laid the bookcloth on a 
> sheet of regular computer paper, with the top of the 
> bookcloth about an inch below the top of the paper, and used 
> a long piece of scotch tape (slightly longer than the width 
> of the bookcloth) to fasten the cloth to the paper. that 
> helps the printer to smoothly ride up over the edge of the bookcloth.
> 
> god luck!
> leeanne---waiting with many fingers crossed to see if the 
> computer techie can recover ALL my files from my crashed mac 
> hard drive. back up your files, everyone!!!!

When I have done this, I have attached the cloth to the paper with 3M's spray adhesive 
The cloth simply peels away from the paper after it has printed.

j


> 
> On Dec 4, 2006, at 7:36 PM, Mara Jevera Fulmer wrote:
> 
> > Dear Marnie,
> > I found I could put some very thin cloth through my Epson when I 
> > placed in on a low-tac reusable embroidery backing called 
> Sulky Self 
> > Adhesive Tear Away Stabilizer that I bought from JoAnns 
> fabrics. It is 
> > easy to re-use, cut to size, etc. It worked well.
> > I've also seen some sprays that are supposed to prepare fabrics for 
> > accepting the printing inks but haven't tried those yet.
> >
> > But, like Leonard said, you have to experiment with 
> different cloths 
> > and settings, too. Best to put it straight through rather 
> than winding 
> > through the printer.
> >
> > Mara
> 
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