setting colors with vinegar after iron-on transfer

setting colors with vinegar after iron-on transfer

Post by Jim Peter » Sun, 09 Jul 2000 04:00:00



I'm using an inkjet printer (a Lexmark 3200) to print iron-on transfers
for some family t-shirts.  The instructions on the transfer paper
suggest washing the shirts in cold water with a cup of vinegar added to
set the color after the transfers are applied.  Is this a usual practice
with inkjet iron-on transfers?

Any advice would be warmly appreciated.

 
 
 

setting colors with vinegar after iron-on transfer

Post by Chery » Sun, 09 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I don't know about it being specifically for the iron ons but I do this to
all my new clothes like jeans and t-shirts and pretty much everything with
color except the expensive stuff :)  It really does help to keep the colors
from fading.  I have also used it on the t-shirts my DH has made and it
seems to have worked just fine.

HTH
Cheryl
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Quote:
> I'm using an inkjet printer (a Lexmark 3200) to print iron-on transfers
> for some family t-shirts.  The instructions on the transfer paper
> suggest washing the shirts in cold water with a cup of vinegar added to
> set the color after the transfers are applied.  Is this a usual practice
> with inkjet iron-on transfers?

> Any advice would be warmly appreciated.


 
 
 

setting colors with vinegar after iron-on transfer

Post by VeraAl » Mon, 10 Jul 2000 04:00:00


My mother has told me that vinegar prevents colors from bleeding in the wash.
so maybe that's where they're coming from?
 
 
 

setting colors with vinegar after iron-on transfer

Post by DJKathyA or Joh » Mon, 10 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Yes, but you only need to do this with the first wash after you transfer.
Make sure the item is inside out and that you use cold or warm water only,
not hot. Low heat drying or line drying is preferred. It does "set" the
colors, but the transfer will tend to wrinkle a little or even crack
slightly over time. Depends on your transfer paper. I have had bad luck with
several of the common store brands. I buy my t-shirt transfer paper from the
monthly computer fair, where Asian dealers have bulk high-quality stuff. Use
a silicon sheet to iron over the transfer once it is on the shirt and you
will add months of life to the design. Hope that helps. Cheers, DJKathyA

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