How to Print on T Shirts

Printing designs onto T-shirts is an involved process. But not always a difficult one once you’ve had some practice. Transfer printing is a good choice for a one-time project. Screen printing requires more specialized supplies but allows you to print many shirts from a single image. Inkodye is another option for quick one-time printing that’s more substantial than iron on prints.

Method 1. Printing on Transfer Paper

1. Purchase T-shirt transfer paper. Transfer paper can be found anywhere you can buy stationary or printer paper. There are two types of transfer paper, one suitable for white or pastel shirts, and one suitable for all darker colors.

  • Most transfer paper is the same size as your regular printer paper (Letter size or A4 depending on your country). Before purchasing an unusual size, make sure your printer can handle it.
  • Light transfer paper is used for light or white shirts.
  • Dark transfer paper is used for any shirt that is darker.

2. Select an image. You can use any image saved on your computer.

  • If you only have the image in a physical form, scan it and save it to your computer as a jpeg file. Alternatively, take a photograph and transfer it to your computer.

3. Mirror the image for light-colored shirts. Transfer paper for light-colored paper creates a mirror image on your shirt. Look for a "reverse" or "mirror" setting in the print options window, or flip your image in MS Paint or another image editing program.  If you skip this step, all text in your design will be unreadable.

  • Do not reverse the image if you are using transfer paper for darker shirts. This type of transfer paper transfers the image exactly as it appears.
  • If you’re not sure whether the reverse setting worked, print out a test piece on ordinary paper. It should come out as the mirror image of the look you want.

4. Print your design onto the paper. Before printing, check the preview to confirm that the image fits onto your paper. If it’s too large, select "fit to scale" in the print options, or scale it down in an image editing program.

  • When printing with your transfer paper, you need the right kind of printer like an Inkjet printer.
  • If the two sides of your transfer paper look different, print onto the blank side. One side may have a logo, design, or thermal indicators on it.
  • Switch to "landscape mode" if the image is wider than it is tall.

5. Cut out the image. Any paper you leave around the image will show up as a thin film on the shirt. To create a clean image, cut out the image.

  • To get an accurate cut, use a ruler and an Exacto knife.

6. Cover a hard, flat surface with a cotton pillowcase. Clear a table or countertop, then clean and dry it if necessary. Lay a cotton pillowcase over this surface, covering enough space to lay out the area of your T-shirt you’ll be printing.

  • Most ironing boards are not suitable, due to the metal bars or grating on the surface.
  • Use a surface that can withstand heat. Don’t try to iron over a laminate countertop. A cutting board can also work.

7. Set your iron. Check the instructions that came with your transfer paper to find out which settings work best for your product. If no advice is listed, select the "cotton" or high-temperature setting; select "dry" or turn off the steam; empty all water out of the iron. Give the iron a few minutes to warm up.

  • For best results, use an iron with at least 1200 watts of power.

8. Iron the shirt. Place the shirt over the pillowcase. Iron it until it is completely flat. Any wrinkles will show up in the transferred image.

  • Wash and dry the T-shirt first if necessary.

9. Place the paper onto the shirt. If using transfer paper for light shirts, place the image face down. If using transfer paper for dark shirts, place the image faceup. Line up the center of the image with the center of your T-shirt neckline.

  • Placing the image face down will allow the image to be transferred so that it’s not a mirrored image when it gets transferred to your shirt.

10. Iron the image onto the shirt. Press the iron firmly over the clothing, pushing down with your whole hand for significant pressure.

  • Iron from 30 seconds to several minutes, according to the instructions that came with your specific transfer paper.
  • Keep moving the iron and make sure to provide heat to every part of the paper.
  • Some types of transfer paper have thermal indicators that will change colors when the area is hot enough.

11. Let the area cool and then peel the paper off. Let it cool for at least a few minutes, until the paper reaches room temperature.

  • Peel off the paper to reveal your image underneath.
Method 2. Transferring an Image with Photo Emulsion Screen Printing

1. Select a black and white image. You need a black and white image because the black will block out the light allowing your design to show up on your silk screen.

  • This printing method can only print black images onto the shirt. If you have a color image in mind, convert it into black and white using Microsoft Word, Photoshop, or another photo editing application.

2. Print the image onto a transparency. You can purchase acetate paper from specialized screen printing supply stores, but clear transparency sheets from office supply stores work fine. Print the image onto the transparency sheet.

  • Low-quality printers may not make the image completely opaque, which can lead to a messy image on the shirt. If necessary, take the transparencies to a copy store instead.
  • Some transparency sheets will shrink or warp when they go through the printer. Buy a small pack to start with, so you can switch to a different brand if the first attempt doesn’t work out.

3. Paint a photo emulsion on a printing screen. These materials are available online or at large craft stores, often as part of a single screen printing kit. Paint both sides of the screen with the photo emulsion, using a squeegee to spread it a thin, even layer across the whole surface.

  • Wear gloves while handling the photo emulsion.
  • You also may want to lay a garbage bag down so that you don’t get any paint on your table or another surface.
  • Cover an area slightly larger than your photo and spread the emulsion out evenly. You shouldn’t be able to see through the screen.

4. Dry the screen in a dark location. Leave the screen in a dark, cool area. Allow several hours for the photo emulsion to dry.

  • Optionally, point a fan over the screen to speed up the drying process.

5. Set up a light station. The photo emulsion allows you to "burn" an image onto your screen when exposed to light. Clear a space for the screen under a bright source of light. Direct outdoor sunlight can work in the late morning or early afternoon.

  • Place a black garbage bag or cloth under your screen for best results.
  • Alternatively use a 150-watt incandescent bulb, or a specialized "photo flood" bulb for a shorter exposure time.
  • You can purchase a specialized image burning machine for faster results.

6. Prepare the screen and image. Set this up before you remove the screen from the dark room. Place these items on top of each other in the following order:

  • A large piece of cardboard or a large tray.
  • A piece of black fabric, to reduce reflection.
  • The prepared screen with the flat side of the screen face up.
  • The transparency image, face down and attached to the screen with tape.
  • A sheet of clear glass, Lucite, or Plexiglass.

7. Expose the image at your light station. The timing of this step is tricky to get right on your first try since it varies based on the intensity of the light. Typically, the image is ready once the photo emulsion has changed to a dull grey-green.

  • Check your photo emulsion product for instructions, since the timing can vary from 2 to 90 minutes depending on light intensity.

8. Wash the screen. Remove the glass and transparency and quickly bring the screen to the sink or a hose. Apply a powerful spray of cold water for several minutes to the recessed side of your screen. The ink on the transparency paper blocked light from reaching the photo emulsion, preventing it from hardening. Keep spraying until all of this wet emulsion has washed away, leaving an outline of your image.

  • If all of the emulsion washes away, try again with a longer light exposure.
  • If none of the emulsion washes away after several minutes, use a photo emulsion remover on the screen and try again with a shorter exposure.

9. Print onto your shirts. The screen is now a reusable printing device. Transfer the image onto your shirt by:

  • Placing a piece of cardboard or another barrier inside the shirt, to prevent bleeding through to the other side.
  • Add a small dollop of screen printing ink to the top of the screen, and pull it across with a squeegee to form a thin layer. Go over this several times to ensure an even layer.
  • Lift the screen without moving it against the shirt.

10. Heat set the shirt. Most screen printing inks need to be ironed onto the shirt at a hot, dry setting. Others may only require an hour in sunlight, or a quick run through an ultraviolet drying machine.

  • Check your ink label for specific instructions before you heat set.
  • Once the image has dried, your shirt is ready to wear!
Method 3. Printing on Your Shirt with Inkodye

1. Lay your shirt on a flat surface and iron it. To get the best results, you should iron your shirt to smooth out any wrinkles that could mess up the ink transfer.

  • Inkodye works best with cotton shirts so be sure to set your iron to the cotton setting.
  • Iron the shirt until you’ve removed all wrinkles, especially on and around the area you plan to print on.
  • Use a dry ironing method without steam.

2. Insert a piece of foam core or cardboard into your shirt. Place the cardboard inside your shirt and smooth out the area again.

  • Cardboard works well because it’s flat and won’t let the ink bleed through to the other side of the shirt. Plus, when you’re done, you can just throw it away.

3. Create a frame where you want to place the image. You can use a piece of cardboard or plastic frame that you’ve made or simply use blue painter’s tape to tape off the area.

  • The area inside your frame is where you’ll paint on the ink. The frame ensures that no ink gets outside of the area.
  • If you don’t want any extra inked area around your photo, use a frame that’s slightly smaller than your image. A smaller frame ensures that the ink won’t bleed out passed your photo.
  • Make sure not to tape the image down. It will get stuck. And run your fingernail along the taped edges if you used tape you ensure there are no gaps.

4. Pour your Inkodye into a bow. Make sure to shake the bottle well before pouring the ink.

  • Make sure that your bowl isn’t absorbent, you don’t want the dye seeping into it.
  • Try to do this in a ventilated room that isn’t exposed to a lot of natural light.
  • About 2.5 tablespoons can coat an 11X11” cotton square.

5. Apply the Inkodye to your shirt. Coat your brush or roller with the dye. Use the edges of your bowl to get excess dye of your brush so there’s not dripping or blotting.

  • Evenly apply the dye to your desired area on your shirt. Don’t soak your shirt.
  • Inkodye is fairly colorless so pay close attention to how much you are applying.
  • After you’ve covered the desired area, grab a paper towel and blot the area to soak up any excess dye.

6. Remove the frame to see the painted area. Once you’ve covered the area you no longer need your frame.

  • You can keep the frame on if you used tape and you think some of the dye may have bled through.

7. Place your negative on the inked part of the shirt. You can press down your negative onto your shirt to help it stick to the dyed area.

  • Smooth out the area with your hand. You want your negative to make good contact everywhere with the dye.
  • Use straight pins on the edges of your negative to keep it in place.
  • Alternatively, you can place a piece of acetate over the top of your negative.

8. Expose your print to direct sunlight. You now want to bring your shirt with the negative on it outside and let it soak up the sun to dry and transfer the image.

  • Expose your print to direct sunlight for 10-15 minutes.
  • It’s best to do this when the sun is strongest around 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • You may have to expose your print for longer if it’s cloudy out.
  • After about five or so minutes you’ll begin to see the image darken.

9. Remove the negative. It’s best to remove the negative in a space that isn’t very bright.

  • Removing the negative in subdued lighting will help to keep the print intact.

10. Wash your shirt. It’s best to wash your shirt in the washing machine, but you can hand wash it as well.

  • Washing will remove any extra Inkodye from your shirt and make your print look nice and fresh.
  • Use warm to hot water for best results.
  • You may want to wash it twice to remove all the residue.
  • After your shirt is clean, it’s ready to wear!

Tips

  • If the image on your screen has any holes in it, cover it with masking tape on the flush side.
  • Before washing your transfer-printed shirt, check the instructions that came with the transfer paper. You may need to limit washing to certain settings. Some transfer paper comes with silicone paper, which can be ironed over the image to fasten it further and allow for safer washing.

Warnings

  • Never touch the iron.
  • Don’t touch the picture until it’s perfectly dry.
  • Don’t use the same transfer paper twice.

 

Things You’ll Need

Transfer Printing
  • Printer

  • Computer

  • Transfer paper

  • Scissors

  • Cotton T-shirt (preferably 100% cotton)

  • Clothes Iron

  • Hard, flat surface to press your transfer

  • Pillowcase (cotton preferred)

Screen Printing
  • Photo emulsion

  • Printing screen

  • Transparencies / acetate sheets

  • Squeegee

  • Light source

  • Cardboard or tray

  • Black fabric

  • Glass, Lucite, or Plexiglass

  • Gloves

  • Hose or large sink

  • Screen printing ink

  • Iron

How to Apply Large Rectangular Stickers

Large rectangular stickers are very common for window advertising stickers, wall graphics, vehicle graphics and certain promotions. Instead of getting a sign writer to install these, here are some useful steps for a bubble free finish. The method here is a top down approach using a dry method. This tactic is a little harder than a wet method however doing this wet is not suitable in a lot instances such as painted walls. If you are tiling large panels side by side you can use this method as well as there is only one additional step needed for alignment.custom mlb stickers

With a plastic card wrapped in a cloth, apply pressure to the print to apply it to your surface. Always work from the middle of your print outwards with the card on a 45 degree angle and push in very small (under 1cm) strokes.

Roll out your print and align it to where you want to install it. Use a measuring tape to align the print. Also have small tabs of masking tape on the sides so you can loosely tack the print in position once you have found the correct spot. When rolling out the print be careful of where you lay the backing paper. If you lay it on carpet or a dirty surface there is a risk you will get the backing paper dirty and the surface dirty again once you align the print.

When your print is in position, you need to get a strip of masking tape which is longer than the width of your print, tape this about 10 centimeter (3.9 in) below the top of your print. Overlap below your tape 2 more strips just to make sure the tape is holding up the print properly. Remove any little tabs which are not part of the alignment strip.

Fold back the top print and peel the backing paper from the print. Fold the packing paper behind itself. This should leave a few cm of the sticker exposed to be applied to your surface when you bring it back to the wall.

With your other hand, slowly pull the backing paper from the rear 15 centimeter (5.9 in) and hold the sticker off the surface, use your card to apply it to your surface. The backing paper should keep the print straight making applying easier and more bubble free.

With your other hand slowly pull the backing paper from the rear 15 centimeter (5.9 in) and hold the sticker off the surface, use your card to apply it to your surface. The backing paper should keep the print straight making applying easier and more bubble free.

Repeat this process until the whole sticker is applied.

If there are any bubbles, if it is a bubble free material you can push these out. If it is not a bubble free material you can use a pin to prick the edge and push the bubble out. Work the bubble from the edges or else you will crease the bubble section when you flatten it.custom NHL decals stickers

Tips

  • Make sure you are not applying to a painted wall with Teflon in it or over time the sticker will bubble and come off
  • Make sure you are not applying to a painted wall with Teflon in it or over time the sticker will bubble and come off

How to Fix Clothes

Do you want to rescue a favorite old garment? Do you need to make the clothes in your closet last a little longer? Mending old clothes is a skill worth practicing, and it’s not that hard.

1. Take care of your clothing. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  • Buy quality clothing. You often get what you pay for–the T-shirt you bought at your local discount Mega-Mart is not usually designed to last very long. But even an expensive boutique may be basing its price on its trendiness rather than for an eye on sturdiness. Unfortunately, price often has little or nothing to do with how well-constructed a garment is. Certain brands have a reputation for quality, (such as in the USA), Land’s End, and Duluth Trading Company.
  • Wash the clothing according to the instructions on the label. It is also important to read these labels prior to purchasing a garment, so you are sure that you are happy to do the type of washing or dry cleaning it requires. If not, do not buy it.
  • Close zippers and clasps when machine washing clothing.
  • Keep a set or two of older clothing around for messy or strenuous activities, such as gardening.
  • Wear an apron or smock if you are doing something messy, such as cooking or a hobby such as painting.

2. Treat stains immediately. The specifics depend on what stain you are trying to remove and what fabric you’re removing it from, but it’s generally best to treat the stain as soon as you can.

3. Learn to sew a button. You will need the button or a passable replacement and a needle and thread. The process only takes a few minutes, and it is one of the simplest and most common things to fix. You can even do it in front of the TV if you have to!

  • When you are given button and thread on the purchase of a new garment, get into the habit of keeping these in one single place for easy retrieval when needed. A small jar in the laundry room is a common tactic.

4. Repair seams that have torn or come undone. If a hole develops along a seam, you can usually just sew it closed again. The repair will be invisible and straightforward.

5. Patch a hole. If a garment has a large hole, you may have to apply a patch. iron on NHL Embroidered Patches

  • A great patch is decorative, so it becomes a feature rather than a flaw! Generally any place that has craft or sewing supplies will offer a selection of decorative patches.
  • You can use patches made of similar or the same material. (Such as using denim fabric to replaced worn-out knees on a pair of jeans.)
  • Iron-on patches exist, but have a tendency to come off. Sew-on patches (or iron-on patches that are sewn down) tend to last longer..

6. Learn to sew a hem. It is relatively simple to hem pants and skirts, and it will allow you to adjust the length of a garment.

  • One of the most common ways to fix a damaged pair of jeans are to create shorts, or "cut-offs".
  • Another common use is to make pants a little shorter to give them a new appearance if the bottom edge is worn.

7. Darn it. Darning is the process of rebuilding a worn fabric using a needle and thread or yarn in a process similar to weaving. It may take a bit more skill than the other techniques listed here, but it is still a good option for mending small holes and reinforcing worn spots.

  • Socks and thick denier tights made from wool, cotton, or cashmere can be made to last a lot longer with darning.

8. Troubleshoot zippers.

9. Rebuild the garment or make it into something else. The classic example is making jeans into cut-off shorts when the knees are worn through, but if you are resourceful, you could restyle all sorts of worn clothing, or make bags, quilts, leg-warmers or mittens. There are many, many options.

  • For a few ideas on restyling clothes, see wikiHow’s suggestions on fabric and clothing reuse and sewing clothes.

10. Call in the professionals. Sometimes bad things happen to good clothing, and it is not a common or simple fix. This is when a good professional can be really useful. He or she may be able come up with creative solutions, too. For instance, the ugly rip accidentally put in your prom dress could end up saved by creating a new hem line.

11. Know when to let it go. There are a few circumstances in which a garment really cannot be fixed. These are:

  • The garment is threadbare and/or very fragile. Threadbare is when the fabric is worn very thin through use. Generally, it is only a matter of time before holes appear. At this point, the fabric may be completely unable to be sewn.
  • The garment has hazardous materials on it. If your favorite shirt is covered in anti-freeze, it may not be able to be safely laundered.
  • Permanent stains. You may be able to put a butterfly-shaped patch on that permanent marker stain. Perhaps you can attempt to make your bleach-stained jeans into a retro 80’s piece. But sometimes, a stain cannot be removed or worked around and there is just no way around it.

Tips

  • If an item of clothing is completely ruined, cut off all salvageable material and pop it into your sewing box.
  • Dry cleaners and tailors can offer mending assistance if you feel that a repair is beyond your ability.
  • For torn garments, try to repair them before the hole grows. As the saying goes, a stitch in time saves nine.
  • You can use a sewing machine or sew by hand for most repairs.

Warnings

  • If you drop a needle, find it immediately! Or else you or someone else could get hurt.
  • If using extremely sharp needles when sewing or knitting, be careful not to scratch or stab yourself.

Things You’ll Need

  • Small sewing kit

  • Place to keep spare buttons

  • Patches

  • Stain removal equipment

How to Do Window Art

Window art is a fun way to temporarily decorate a room for a party, a holiday, or as a fun project with kids. You can also use it to decorate your business’s windows for an event. Here are several options for how to decorate.NBA wall decals

Method 1. Paper Cutouts

1. Cut out your paper designs.

  • Thin paper, such as tissue paper, allows enough light through that the colors “glow” nicely.

2. Use slivers of double-sided tape to adhere the designs to your window.custom mlb stickers

3. Remember — if your art is meant to be viewed from the outside, align your pattern appropriately.

Method 2. Paint on the Outside

1. Use this technique if you want your artwork to be viewed from indoors (ie, you’re painting a scene as the background for an indoor party.

2. Plan your painting carefully. Most window painters use a Stabilo “All” pencil, which has a waxy “lead”. It is water soluble and can be wiped clean with water. If you use a white one (they come in a variety of colors), you will easily be able to see it to paint as the glass is considered a black field, but once you have finished your picture, the viewer will barely notice any white lines that don’t dissolve in your paint.

  • You’ll have to plan out each layer that is to be painted on, as the foreground will have to be painted first – this requires thought, because you may want to leave certain areas open so that the background colors can come through.

3. Use acrylic paint or ProArt Tempera (add a little bit of dish soap to it, it will stick better and go on smoother!) to apply your first layer (the foreground details).

4. Wait for this layer to dry. When it is completely dry, apply the next one.

5. Repeat these steps until your scene is finished.

Method 3. Paint on the Inside

1. Use the steps for “Paint on the Outside”, but apply the paint on the interior of the window. You’ll have to reverse gears to paint this way, because these water based paints dry too quickly to blend them. Lay down your background colors first, and when they are dry, lay down your next color.

Tips

  • No matter what, if the back side of your painting can be seen at all, draw an outline around the entire design, then paint a white field over it. Use this as your first layer. Wait until completely dry, then start your image work. This will ensure that your viewer doesn’t have to deal with a distracting, and perhaps unsightly version of your image on the side that wasn’t meant to be seen, instead leaving a clean white field for the viewer to see.
  • Plan carefully– mistakes are hard to fix!
  • Put down newspaper or a paint cloth to avoid getting paint on your furniture or walls.
  • Wear old clothes.

Warnings

  • Acrylic paint can stain cloth or walls! And acrylic cannot be laundered out of clothing once it dries. Tempera can.

How to Remove a Silk Screen from Cotton Shirt

Have you always wanted to know how to salvage your shirt after your print came out poorly? If so, please continue reading for some tips and suggestions on this topic.custom NHL decals stickers

1. Wash the garment as soon as you possibly can in cold water. Do not wash any other clothing with it because the ink will bleed. Also, don’t use hot water, as this may set the fabric ink.

2. Wash it in warmer water if the image is still stained into the shirt after washing it with cold water. You might as well try everything possible.

3. Place a paper bag (not the glossy kind) over the design, and iron it once the design has been set. Most of the ink will transfer to the bag, but probably not 100%. Repeat process with a new bag, but do not reuse your previous bag. Also, keep in mind that flipping it will transfer to your iron and make the rest of your clothing have strange patterns.

Tips

  • Once you have heat-set the printed image on the shirt (usually by ironing), the image is permanent. Repeated washings will fade it, but there is little else you can do to completely remove the image.
  • Using acetone will remove screened on ink even after it has been heat set.
  • Try to spread the ink out as much as possible on the shirt-cover in stain remover. Then wash it in a washing machine.
  • Use spotting fluid in a high pressure gun to remove ink.

 

Warnings

  • Spotting fluid is extremely toxic.custom mlb stickers
  • If you decide to use chemicals to salvage your shirt, make sure you’re in a well-ventilated area. If you don’t have ventilation in your shop, then go outside.
  • Consider the health hazards of working with such toxic materials to salvage a misprinted shirt. Is the cost of a new shirt equal to the potential risks of using these chemicals?
  • Unless you have a dedicated spray booth and good ventilation, you shouldn’t be messing around with spotting fluid in a high-pressure gun! Leave this last-ditch effort to the pros!
  • Acetone is fairly safe–see Wikipedia’s article.
  • Always wear gloves when you work with acetone and spotting fluid. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin.
  • Do not iron or heat the screen print. This sets the ink.

How to Remove Stickers from a Laptop

Did you just buy a new laptop or other device, only to find it covered in unattractive stickers?. Time to remove those stickers and free your hardware from its role as a traveling advertisement.

1. Make sure this laptop isn’t too old. The stickers will dry up, and over time, the glue backing will separate from the printed material. If you decide to remove the stickers, do it quickly. The stickers are not going to stay fresh for more than a year or two, depending upon its quality. If your laptop is a relic, skip to the very last step to use a chemical removal method.

2. Decide which stickers to remove.Arizona Coyotes phone stickers Some stickers are useful, such as OEM licensing stickers that will be void when removed. Others may contain serial numbers, service tags, support information, or systems specifications. Commonly removed stickers include ones promoting the Windows operating system (ie: "Designed for Windows XP" and "Windows Vista Capable"), as well as Intel and AMD CPU stickers.

3. Remember to do this slowly. If you rush it and try to pull the whole thing off at once, you run the risk of tearing the sticker or separating the glue backing.

4. Start from the edges. Use your fingernails or a non-abrasive abrasive putty knife. Be careful not to scratch or damage any plastic or aluminum surfaces in the process.

5. Pull the sticker up slowly from the edge you just started.custom NHL decals stickers Try to pull it up using an angle between 45 and 90 degrees. Never bend the sticker back further than a 90 degree angle, as this will promote the separation of the glue backing and printed material.

6. Clean the surface. Some sticker residue may be rubbed off easily, while some require additional help. As always, avoid scratching the surface.

First, try rubbing off the remaining residue by hand. Many forms of glue, even when mixed with a little paper, will curl up onto itself when moved over a surface.

Second, if rubbing doesn’t help, try using duct tape or other very sticky tape to remove the remaining residue. Break or cut off a piece of tape, apply it to the surface, then remove it or, if possible, simply rub the sticky surface of the tape over the residue. Repeat this until all of the residue has been removed, and attached to the tape instead.

Third, apply a small amount of cooking oil, such as canola or olive oils to the adhesive with a paper towel. Allow the oil to sit on the adhesive for site 2-5 minutes. The adhesive should now easily scrape off with your finger or a soft plastic tool. Using window cleaner, such as Windex, and a clean paper towel clean the remaining oil and adhesive off.

Fourth, if all previous attempts fail, use chemicals. A popular and extremely useful method is to use a citric-acid based cleaner such as "Goo-Gone". These types of cleaners will not harm metal or harder plastics, but may dry the surface of softer plastics, leaving a white, frosted appearance. Test this on a small, hidden area first. Another liquid to try is alcohol (try spraying a small amount of your deodorant or perfume, if that is handy). Aerosol furniture polish, like Old English, can be very effective. Another is WD-40 which won’t hurt the surface and can be cleaned off the computer’s surface with a dish rag and a little soap.

7. A product called "Odor Assassin" (Lemon-Lime Scent) that is available at most "dollar" and discount stores will dissolve most adhesives instantly and can be removed with a clean cotton face cloth. 

Tips

  • If your laptop sticker (custom mlb stickers)has one or more rounded corners, start peeling it from a rounded corner. If you come to an area where it starts to separate, start over from another edge.
  • Patience conquers all stickers. Always go slow and steady on sticker removal. If it’s not working and you’re getting frustrated, leave it for another day when you have more patience.
  • Try to use tools that won’t damage your laptop. Your fingernails, erasers, plastic putty knives, plastic guitar picks, no-stick spatula/pancake flipper, and even tweezers (used carefully) will pose the smallest threat to your laptop’s surfaces.

 

Warnings

  • Heat from a laptop increases the bond of some glue backings over time. This bond may etch into painted surfaces or even stain some plastics and brushed aluminum.
  • Don’t remove any stickers with OEM license information, as it will void some OEM licenses.
  • Sharp or hard objects will damage laptop surfaces if used to scrape off stickers.
  • Avoid spilling any liquid into the cracks or exposed area of a laptop, such as the keyboard. Some liquid is conductive and may cause electrical shorts.
  • Before following this process, ensure that the laptop power is turned off, and unplugged from any electrical source. If possible, remove the laptop battery from the case as well.

 

Things You’ll Need

  • Tweezers for stickers that are difficult to start.

  • Cleaning solution such as alcohol or "Goo-Gone".

  • Paper towels, napkins, or rags to use with the cleaning solution.

  • Tape, such as duct tape, to help remove residue.

How to Make Party Favors for a Baby Shower

Mothers-to-be and their friends celebrate their baby’s anticipated arrival by participating in a baby shower. Typically “women only” events, these showers were designed to provide gifts and baby supplies for the mother-to-be and to allow experienced mothers to impart valuable parenting advice. This article will teach you how to make a variety of party favors for an enjoyable shower that the mother-to-be will always remember.

Method 1. Edible Party Favors

1. Make a baby shower candy pacifier party favor. In the 1600s, parents often used white candy sticks as baby pacifiers. These edible pacifier party favors are made from either Life Savers or chocolate-dipped sandwich cookies. A jellybean becomes the “nipple.”

2. Make a diaper candy holder favor. Diapers are a much-needed baby supply and a popular theme for baby showers. The diaper candy holder in this article is made from a simple dinner napkin. Then, the favor is either filled with candy or has a cup of candy placed inside. Dip the candy holder in paraffin to make it extra sturdy.

3. Make a favor cake. A favor cake is not an actual cake but a tradition that originated in Italy. A favor cake consists of a series of cartons assembled into a design that resembles a layer cake. A miniature favor is glued to the top of the cartons, while the cartons themselves are filled with sugared almonds and a personal note.

4. Make baby shower cookies. These sugar cookies are cut into the shapes of baby items, like bibs and bottles, and then decorated with Royal icing. Royal icing, like fondant and other formed or rolled icings, not only decorates the cookies but also helps to seal in moisture and freshness. Royal icing supposedly used to be the traditional icing on fruitcakes, which were once the cake of choice for royal weddings in England.

Method 2. Favors that Include Baby Supplies

1. Make a diaper cake. A diaper cake consists of layers of rolled diapers that are tied with ribbon and formed into the shape of a cake. Within the cake, people often conceal baby clothing, ointment or other baby supplies that the mother may need. A diaper cake can serve as a party centerpiece that the mother-to-be can take home along with her gifts.

2. Make a baby shower baby clothing bouquet glitter iron on stickers. With this bouquet, baby items like clothes, socks and washcloths are formed into rosettes, assembled as a bouquet and given to the mother-to-be. The bouquet can either be tall and assembled in a vase or short and assembled in a pot. Clothing can be color-coordinated and given in a variety of sizes.

3. Make baby sock roses. This craft will require you to roll baby socks and shape them into miniature roses. The roses are then attached to a stem made of florist’s wire and florist’s tape before greenery is added. These roses can make up part of a clothing bouquet, or they can be attached to baby shower gifts to decorate gift packages or gift baskets.

4. Make washcloth lollipops iron on transfers for t shirts. Rolling baby washcloth lollipops, wrapping them with cellophane and attaching either a lollipop stick or a baby spoon is another great way to give a mother much-needed supplies. You will need a washcloth with contrasting piping to give the washcloth lollipop its swirled appearance. These can be given in bouquet form or as add-ons to a package.

Method 3. Commemorative Favors

1. Make bookmarks for a baby shower. This project will help you to create laminated, fabric-covered bookmarks that feature the mother’s name and the date of the shower. You can add favorite quotes, short poems or other text to these bookmarks in addition to the date. The fabric can either match the baby shower theme or can consist of scraps that you have around the house. Bookmarks like these are great for a book-themed baby shower.

2. Make candy bar wrappers for a baby shower. Make commemorative labels for foil-wrapped candy bars. Use a word processing template, some clip art and some brochure paper to assemble these special gifts for guests. You can play a game with these candy bars. Draw baby and pregnancy related words on cards. Shuffle the deck of cards and turn them face down. Have guests take turns taking cards looking for a match. Guests who find matching cards get a commemoratively wrapped candy bar.

3. Make disposable camera favors for a baby shower. Pictures taken throughout the baby shower from a guests-eye view will provide the mother-to-be with memories that she will never forget. With this craft, you can order specially colored cameras and then decorate them. You can also decorate the cardboard that wraps disposable cameras that are more readily available. If you’re in a hurry, just leave the cameras lying around without decorating them. The mother-to-be will still enjoy the pictures.

Method 4. Floral Favors

1. Make a baby shower corsage. Baby shower corsages can be made from fresh or silk flowers or from baby sock rosettes. The basic components of a corsage include flowers, greenery and ribbon. Each are bonded in the back with florist’s wire and floral tape.

2. Make takeaway bouquets for a baby shower. The bouquets in this article are designed to be placed at a guest’s table setting or at a table so that guests can take one as they leave the shower. For the bouquets, you will need 3 different kinds of flowers, some greenery and some ribbon. These bouquets are always best when flowers are in season, although you should make sure that guests do not have severe seasonal allergies before creating this favor.

Method 5. Decorative Favors

1. Make gift bags for baby showers custom images printing. These eco-friendly gift bags made of either fabric or paper are a great use for scraps that you already have around the house. Additionally, your guests can reuse the bags to give gifts of their own. Fill the bags with edibles or other small tokens of appreciation and give them to guests as they leave the party.

2. Make baby shower napkin rings. Most hosts create a dramatic centerpiece, but not as many consider the detail provided by custom-made napkin rings. This article will teach you to make floral, fabric or ribboned napkin rings. You will also learn how to fold the napkins that you use with each design.

3. Make baby bottle favors for a baby shower. Baby bottle favors can be large or small and made from a variety of materials. Instead of choosing expensive vented baby bottles, you want to choose more decorative baby bottles that can hold more items. You can tie balloons to these bottles and set them around your decorated rooms or fill the bottles with candy or other items and give them to guests as favors to take home.

4. Make baby shower umbrellas. The umbrella became a popular baby shower symbol because, when Victorian women attended afternoon tea showers, they traditionally carried parasols or umbrellas to deflect the sun’s rays. In addition to teaching you how to decorate a baby shower umbrella, this article gives you some ideas for displaying umbrellas whether or not you choose umbrellas as your shower theme.

Method 6. Activity Favors

1. Make chocolate diaper poo for a baby shower. In this silly shower game, different types of candy bars are melted and placed into diapers. Each diaper is then numbered, and guests have to guess which candy bars are inside each numbered diaper. The winner of the game typically receives a bag of the candy bars that were used in the game.

2. Make baby wish cards for a baby shower. Writing down wishes for a baby at a shower helps people to pass on the wisdom that they’ve learned and to dedicate it to nurturing a new life. The host usually provides the wish cards, and guests complete them. Then, the cards can either be collected and given to the mother or read out loud and shared along with a parenting story. Guests and the mother-to-be often find this activity to be emotionally moving, so set out plenty of facial tissue.

Tips

  • Different cultures celebrate baby showers in different ways. In India, for example, the mother wears traditional attire and is decked with jasmine flowers. A swing is decorated with flowers of her choice, and she relaxes in the swing throughout the party. Before the shower, the mother receives a massage with ayurvedic oil and a traditional bath. In South Africa, baby showers are called “stork parties,” and people sometimes come to the shower in costume.
  • Make sure to confirm the scheduled date of the shower with the mother-to-be as well as with the baby’s grandmothers so that all of the important guests can be present.
  • Make sure to include registry information when you send out invitations to the shower.
  • Don’t forget to find out if guests have certain dietary needs (vegan, gluten-free, etc.) before preparing your baby shower menu.
  • According to Emily Post, the mother-to-be’s friends as opposed to family should give showers. According to Post, families asking for gifts, even for the baby, is in poor taste.

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1.  Before hot press, the part of the whole  tape up and carefully teal the paper

2.place the transfer side down onto the clothes and make sure it’s exactly where you want it to be.

3. Use 160-180C, 6-10 seconds, if temperature is too high, the glue will be melt into clothes.

4. Slowly tear the paper after the rhinestones cool

5. finish

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Laser Iron-On TRIMFREE Heat Transfer Paper is unique, single-step self weeding transfer paper for WHITE and LIGHT colored fabric

Developed to leave ZERO background in the white background areas of the design, eliminating the need for trimming the image prior to pressing

Ideal for full color graphics and logos

Not recommended for photographs or designs with drop shadows, gradients and skin tones.

Self weeding paper reduces apparel production time

No residue background creates a soft to the touch screen printed feel

Screenprint foil can be applied on top of the image

Can be used as proofs for screenprint jobs

This paper works great for black only graphics on dark colored shirts

Works on most Laser Printers and Copiers (Not recommended for HP and Brother Laser Printers)

LOADING and EXIT TRAY

Textile Print – Laser Trim Free should be printed using the by-pass tray.

If your printer has a rear exit door that will allow the paper to exit straight out the back we suggest you test the paper using this configuration.

PAPER MODE

Although testing has been done on the above brands of printers, it is recommended that you do your own testing due to the many different models in the market.

OKI DATA – Recommended

CANON – Recommended

XEROX – Recommended

SAMSUNG – Recommended

RICOH – Recommended

HP – Not Recommended

BROTHER – Not Recommended

PRE-PRESS SHIRT

To remove moisture and bring the shirt to the correct pressing temperature it is critical that the shirt is pre-pressed prior to applying the transfer.

PRESSURE

Textile Print – Laser Trim Free, as with all transfer papers for light shirts, requires Maximum pressure.

Using maximum pressure will ensure the transfer paper will peel correctly and increase the washability of the design.

We recommend High Quality Swing Heat Press such as Hotronix Fusion

PEELING

It is important to wait 7 to 10 seconds prior to peeling the transfer.

Do not remove the shirt from the press prior to peeling, doing so will cause the transfer to cool too quickly making the transfer difficult to peel. When peeling,

use a slow and consistent motion. DO NOT cover your transfer with Teflon when pressing Textile Print – Laser Trim Free.

Most t-shirt fabrics only require a 7 second wait period prior to peeling, heavier fabrics such as sweat shirt material usually require the full 10 seconds.

Because there is such a wide variety to different fabrics we suggest you test your material to determine the best wait time.

SUITABLE GRAPHICS

Textile Print – Laser Trim Free works best with graphics and designs that have solid colors such as corporate logos or plain type.

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Wait 24 hours before washing. Machine wash using mild detergent.

Do not use bleach or other aggressive cleaning agents. Cannot be dry clean.

Wash Temperature cannot exceed 105°F

STORAGE

Textile Print – Laser Trim Free has an indefinite shelf life when stored at room temperature.

Keep away from direct heat, sunlight and humidity.