HOW TO – Inkjet printing on fabric

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HOW TO – Inkjet printing on fabric

Fungus amungus shows how to use your inkjet printer to print of fabric – “Forget about printing on some transfer paper and then ironing it onto some fabric. With some freezer paper you can print right on the fabric itself. No need to reverse the image and it’s faster, cheaper, and more effective.”Link.


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10 thoughts on “HOW TO – Inkjet printing on fabric

  1. Oracle1729 says:

    Inkjet ink is water-souluable and the t-shirt transfer paper encases the ink in plastic during the transfer process.

    Using this method, wouldn’t the ink wash out the first time the fabric gets wet?

  2. trebuchet03 says:

    Check the comments on instructables ;)

    And he intended it more for crafty type of things rather than T-shirts…

    But.. another member said:
    “If you use an epson printer with durab brite ink. It doesn’t wash off. ”

    When I setup my printer, I’m going to try and set the ink with an iron and see how much ink washes away (maybe end up with a vintage faded look) :P

  3. Shadyman says:


    Correct. Epson Durabrite (and Durabrite Ultra) are pigment-based ink (pigment encased in a resin) as opposed to dye-based inks.

  4. wowbe says:

    I agree – Using pigment based inks are superior. Also, the quality of the transfer paper is a big deal too. I have tried many brands and rhe best I have ever used is the printz line at

    I have never used it for other than shirts and mousepads, so I have no experience as to how well it would work with other crafty types of things

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