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Hello everyone, Im new to this website, and pretty new to this hobby, at the mo I'm just toying and experimenting with injket transfer printing on Kids Tees etc. A friend who knew of this asked for a favour- would I print her friends Hen night T-shirts, to which I said no problem...I thought it wouldnt be!!! What im trying to achieve is pink writing on a black 100% cotton t shirt. I thought that with transfer paper for dark fabrics, if I printed the wording onto a 'transparent' layer (in photoshop) that when I ironed it on and peeled the paper away, only the lettering would be left- WRONG, the writing is printed on a big block of white which has transferred too!!! Now, clever people, is there any way around this, or will I just have to print out the image using a BLACK background (instead of transparent) and use up all the print in my printer :confused: ?!!! PLEASE help me as Ive said I'd do this and am now panicking at my first semi-pro attempt!!! Thanks in advance xxxxx
 

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Welcome to the real world of heat transfers.. Opaque transfers are white. The idea is you can not see through them. Hot peels are transparent but on black and using pink lettering the black would change the color to icky pink. What you should have done is to cut the pink letters out of the transfer and place on dark cloth. It is a pain but that is it. Yes you can print a black background but if you can cut the letters out then it would look better. Here for you. Lou
 

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Thanks very much for your help- how dissapointing that it wont work the way I thought it would...seemed to easy in my head!!! Will HAVE to print on black, and use up the ink lots I guess! Im in the UK and cant seem to find much info about getting plastisol transfers printed with your own designs, and as has been mentioned before I dont think they come as Iron-On's anyway. Could always go with the iron on lettering but have sort of designed it in my own font etc and not sure I want it different...fussy I know! Thank you for your help, im sure I'll be back soon with more questions...how handy is this forum?! Like a dream come true for someone who's just started showin an interest in printing t-shirts!!! Think i'll be sticking to white from now on though!!! Thanks Again x
 

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welshbeth77 said:
Could always go with the iron on lettering but have sort of designed it in my own font etc and not sure I want it different...fussy I know!
Me again. :)

Your design or font etc. is not a problem with one OFFS deco transfers, like Vinyl, Flock, Prismatics, Metallics, and so on.... you do need to choose from stock colors, pinks are available + others 30-50 colors textures etc.

In the UK, :confused: du-no.

But shipping from Canada to the UK I know its quick. May be Charles has something to do with that... just kiddin' :D

Any other questions, post. We are all willing to help around here.

Cheers
 

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Ahhh...okay- so assuming I were to order from this site- very impressive one by the way!- could I perhaps email the 'artwork' and they would then print it for me, and I could iron on WITHOUT the white background comin off as well as it were...sorry my technical jargon isnt really up to scratch and im not being very articulate I know!!! Or, would I have to order the letters seperately and put it all together myself?! God im even confusing myself now!
 

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du-no what site you are talking about but yes, companies that make this type of transfers will send you the entire design transfer ready to apply, no need to do it one letter at the time type thing.

Imporntant, your font or design can't be too fine or small. Since these transfers are cut and not screen printed.
 

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Lou gave you the correct info within your media. All you really have to do is print a black thick outline around the text and trim it. Lucy is correct that you can order lettering in your design as well. Just thought you might be on a tight schedule.
 

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Thanks guys- due to time restraints and costs (giving quotes out before I found this out- oopsie!) I think id better stick with printing it myself on a black surround- ah well, you live and learn eh!? Next time Im sticking to white t shirts only!!!! Thanks once again x
 
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