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Re: Printing on Fabric

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Clair/Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
Sat, 11 Jan 1997 06:00:35 -0600

There has been a considerable discussion of this on some of the quilters'
lists, and I don't have all the answers. Some of the ink for ink jet
printers is water soluble and it was suggested that spraying with a clear
acrylic spray might help the problem.

I suspect the problem with the chintz is the slick finish of the fabric.
Do you wash it first? Possibly washing it with Synthrapol, available from
fabric dye companies (such as ProChem or Dharma:
would scour the finish enough to allow the printer ink to be absorbed.

Are you familiar with Jan Cabral's booklet on the subject:

Don't know if this will be any help or not...If you have time, I'd like to
know more about your project.

From: KHeifetz
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 19:06:34 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Printing on Fabric>
> I have my students print on fabric using the computer. However, when
> printing on fabrics such as chintz, it will frequently smudge and smear?
> suggestions as to stopping this problem? We use both a laser and dot
> printer.