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I just did a search on Iron-all and saw all of the posts concerning this paper. I got the kitchen sink pack, tried the Iron-all and got various results. I printed four different designs. After 24 hours I washed the shirts in cool water and dried them on a low temperture. The feel on all four shirts was really soft but two of the shirts faded pretty badly. The other two were okay. I'm wondering what could be the cause.

I used my HP9800 which uses dye-based inks. I thought that this could be the problem but it doesn't explain why two of the shirts came out just fine. Also, this fading has not been a problem with other papers that I've been testing. Has anyone else had this problem? It would be a great paper if I could solve this problem.

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I used my HP9800 which uses dye-based inks. I thought that this could be the problem but it doesn't explain why two of the shirts came out just fine. Also, this fading has not been a problem with other papers that I've been testing. Has anyone else had this problem? It would be a great paper if I could solve this problem.

John
The dye based inks will fade...were the designs different colors? Cyan & Magent dye based inks tend to bleed/fade the most. Black dye based ink usually holds up ok.

Pigmented inks will hold up better.

The ironall does fade more than other papers. Probably becuase there is less of a film covering the ink on the shirt. Its a tradeoff for the soft feel.
 

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The designs were different colors. I used the Pantone colors and the fading seemed the worse in the Pantone reds. I can understand some fading but these shirts look like I've had them for years. I don't mind wearing them myself but I would hate to try and sell them.

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