Inkjet transfer

Inkjet transfer

Inkjet transfer or Inkjet photo transfer is a technique to transfer a photograph or graphic, printedwith an inkjet printer onto textiles, cups, CDs, glass and other surfaces.

A special transfer sheet, usually ISO A4 size, approximately USD 1 per sheet, is printed on with a regular inkjet printer. The photo has to be printed as a mirror image.

T-shirt transfer

The transfer sheet is put upside-down onto a t-shirt or fabric and ironed (without steam) onto the cloth at210°C. Some transfer sheets change color to signal that the transfer is finished. To create a glossy effect, the transfer sheet is removed after it has been cooled down. To create a matte effect, it is peeled off while still hot.

It is often a requirement of such "home made" garments that they be washed inside out, only in cold water, sometimes by hand, and not be tumbled dried. The heat from washing or drying conventionally, or from ironing over the transfer area, can damage the transfer or cause it to separate. This all generally makes them less practical for frequent wear than purchased items. To fix the image for a longer lasting transfer: wash with one cup of vinegar on cold setting on the first wash.

Printable tattoos

Avery markets a product called printable tattoo for other surfaces than textiles, including skin, plastics, ceramics and glass. The film is put upside-down on the skin, made wet for 10 seconds andthen removed. The ink is left on the skin.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Inkjet printer — Inkjet printers operate by propelling variably sized droplets of liquid or molten material (ink) onto almost any sized page. They are the most common type of computer printer for the general consumerFact|date=November 2007 due to their low cost,… …   Wikipedia

  • Polaroid transfer — is a photographic image transfer process, or print making technique, which uses Polaroid film. This way an image can be put on textiles, cups, glass and many other surfaces.Brief How ToUsing a camera, enlarger, slide printer or Day Lab expose… …   Wikipedia

  • Thermal transfer printer — A thermal transfer printer is a printer which prints on paper (or some other material) by melting a coating of ribbon so that it stays glued to the material on which the print is applied. It contrasts with Direct Thermal printing where no ribbon… …   Wikipedia

  • Dye-transfer process — Dye transfer is a continuous tone color photographic printing process. Contents 1 History 2 Status today 3 See also 4 References 5 …   Wikipedia

  • T-shirt — For the Shontelle song, see T Shirt (song). A man wearing a T shirt …   Wikipedia

  • Dye-sublimation printer — Samsung SPP 2040 printing a photograph. Part of a series on the …   Wikipedia

  • Prepress proofing — Main article: Prepress A Contract Proof[1] usually serves as an agreement between customer and printer and as a color reference guide for adjusting the press before the final press run.[2] Most contract proofs are a Prepress Proof.[3] The primary …   Wikipedia

  • Printer (computing) — A modern printer with scanning/copying capability Small printer …   Wikipedia

  • Label — For other uses, see Label (disambiguation). Shirt with labels …   Wikipedia

  • Eastman Kodak — Infobox Company company name = Eastman Kodak Company company company type = Public (NYSE|EK) slogan = Share Moments. Share Life. foundation = 1888 founder = George Eastman location = Rochester, New York, USA area served = Worldwide key people =… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”