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Bubble Jet Set 2000 & Bubble Jet Set Rinse

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 Bubble Jet Set 32 oz.
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This amazing Bubble Jet Set liquid prepares 100% cotton and 100% silk fabrics to be printed with an Ink Jet or Bubble Jet printer useing DYE based inks, and the RESULTS ARE PERMANENT! Just saturate your fabric with Bubble Jet Set, let dry, iron onto freezer paper, cut to fit your printer, print, let sit at least 30 minutes, rinse & wash gently with cold water and Bubble Jet Set Rinse (or Synthrapol) to get the excess ink out (which occasionally causes some fading, depending on your printer and settings) - The end result is permanent and washable. Use gloves & proper ventilation! It's fast & easy! No plastic polymers to leave the fabric stiff!

The Bubble Jet Rinse is specifically designed to remove the Bubble Jet Set, any excess ink, and also has some additional fixative properties to keep the print from fading. Contains no perfumes or bleach, but does contain less than .001% Formaldehyde, if you are chemically sensitive. The Bubble Jet Set Rinse looks like a handy product to have around anyway, as it is good to wash fabrics in that might bleed or fade as it can make some of the dyes more permanent and works well to wash out the dye that isn't. It also purports to remove waxes, knitting oils, sizing and mill dirt from all kinds of fabrics and yarns. Kind of like 2 or 3 products in 1!

*Note - Pigment based inks such as those used with Kodak ESP printers are not affected by this product. Pigment based inks have better archival (fade resistant) properties, and do not bleed as much as dye based inks, and therefore work well for wall hangings and other things that will never be washed. There is no way to make pigment based inks washable for clothing. For clothing, use printers with DYE based inks, after pretreating the fabric with this product, and the results will be washable.

Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)

***for natural fabrics--doesn't work well on synthetics***

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BubbleJet Set Instructions
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Shake the Bubble Jet Set well & pour solution into flat pan.
  2. Saturate fabric in solution for 5 min.
  3. Hang dry till fabric is dry and stiff.
  4. Iron fabric to smooth side of the freezer paper. - *the shiny side* (cut to size to fit your printer - cut fabric slightly smaller so there is a border of paper around it - otherwise it could jam in your printer, normal paper size is 8 1/2" wide).
  5. Print on treated fabric & let sit for at least 30 min for best results.
  6. Handwash (or machine wash on a delicate cycle only) fabric in cold water and Bubble Jet Set Rinse or Synthrapol to remove any excess ink. Bubble Jet Set Rinse does have some additional "fixative" properties in addition to the detergent, and does seem to provide the best results.

CAUTION: Use only on 100% cotton or 100% silk fabrics and DO NOT heat-set.


 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- With answers from the manufacturer.

1. WILL THIS PRODUCT WORK ON MY PRINTER?

This product will work with any printer including HP printers that uses inkjet or bubblejet technology and DYE based ink. You simply soak the fabric in the bubble jet set solution for 5 minutes --- Allow to dry. Then iron treat fabric to the shiny side of freezer paper. Once this is completed simply feed fabric through your printer exactly like a sheet of paper and you are done! Experiment, because all the different printer's inks can give different results, some fading less, and some fading more, with washing.

2. WILL THIS PRODUCT DAMAGE MY PRINTER?

NO. This product will not affect the printer because when dry, it does not actually contact the printer in any way.

3. IS THIS PRODUCT FLAMMABLE?

No. It is a non flammable product because of its water based contents. Also, we recommend you do not freeze the product but if you allow to thaw naturally it will maintain the basic formula. The product will not create harmful vapors and in most cases you will not even smell the product once opened. It contains less than .001% formaldehyde and by law it is not necessary to list if under .1% by volume.


4. DO I NEED TO PRE WASH THE FABRIC?

This product was tested with many different fabrics and there is no indications that you need to pre wash the fabric before applying the bubble jet set solution. However, many crafters state they have seen better results with this process but it is not proven that this is true.


5. WHAT TYPE OF FABRIC WORK THE BEST?

This product was designed to work with 100% cottons and 100% silks. It may appear to work on other fabrics but you will have a much greater color lost if you use any fabrics other than 100% cotton and 100% silks.


6. HOW MUCH COLOR LOSS SHOULD I EXPECT?

This is very important to understand because the results may vary depending on what type of printer you may have. We have tested many different brands and have found that Cannon gives the least amount of color lost compared to any other printer. However, this also depends on what mode you print in because if your printer has the capability to put more ink on the fabric then your image will appear to be brighter. The more ink the printer can put on the fabric the better the picture will be. Not all printers have this capability and it assumes it is printing on paper. The fabric will absorb most of the ink and it will appear to have faded but in reality the fabric is heavier than paper. Washing in Bubble Jet Set Rinse gives the best results if you have to wash it. IN ALL CASES WE HAVEN'T FOUND MORE THAN A 10% COLOR LOSS FOR ALL PRINTERS using DYE based inks. This product does NOT effect PIGMENT based inks, which fade every time you wash them and are not really suitable for clothing.


7. SHOULD THE COLOR LOOK DIFFERENT ON FABRIC?

Yes. The color will look different on fabric because of the density of the fabric. This process is no different than dyeing a shirt or a pair of pants. It is important to know that colors will look deeper on fabric and appear lighter on paper. Also, some detergents may have an effect on the inks. results may vary.


8. DOES THIS PRODUCT MAKE THE FABRIC STIFF?

No and Yes. The fabric will be stiff when the treated fabric dries but when you wash in cold water the fabric will return to its natural feel and texture.


9. CAN I REUSE THE PRODUCT?

Yes. You can reuse this product until the last drop is gone. It is important to remember to put the top on the bottle after you have finished using it. Any unused Bubble jet Set may be returned to the bottle!


10. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DRY THE FABRIC WHEN TREATED?

When you soak your fabric in the Bubble Jet Set Solution the best way to allow the fabric to dry is to HANG DRY the fabric. However, many have found great results allowing the fabric to dry on a towel.


11. DO I NEED TO WAIT THE FULL 24 HOURS BEFORE WASHING?

Only with the Original formula. The new Bubble Jet Set 2000 will dry in 30 minutes!


12. CAN I BLOW DRY THE FABRIC WHEN TREATED?

Yes. If you are in a rush and desire to dry faster. Simply blow dry the treated fabric (before printing) and in 3-5 minutes you are ready to iron to freezer paper and printing.


13. IS THE PRODUCT TOXIC OR DANGEROUS?

This product is to be treated as a common house hold product. It can be opened in the house and you do not need any special precautions to use the product. But we recommend the use of rubber gloves and open windows or other adequate ventilation when using. The product is 85% water and contains many of your local laundry detergent ingredients in it.


14. CAN I WASH FINISHED FABRIC IN THE WASHING MACHINE?

Yes, on the most delicate cycle in cold water, with the Bubble Jet Set Rinse ideally, or you can substitute Synthrapol. Plain water washing may actually cause more bleeding or fading.


15. WILL THE PRINTED DESIGN FADE WITH CONTINUOUS WASHING?

YES YES YES. Remember, this process is just like dyeing a shirt with a direct dye, as opposed to a Fiber Reactive Dye (which actually chemically reacts with the fiber and is the ONLY dye that does not fade), and if you wash that shirt over and over again you will start to see fading in the colors! Printers that print soda ash treated fabric with Fiber Reactive Dye are very expensive and specialized, but the ONLY way to print from a computer and have it never fade.


16. WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF THE PRODUCT?

The product was tested for shelf life for 1 full year.


17. WILL HEAT OR COLD AFFECT THE PRODUCT?

Freezing is not recommended but it has no effect on the chemical compound. Extreme heat is being tested!


18. DOES THE WEIGHT OF THE FABRIC EFFECT PRINT QUALITY?

Yes, the weight of the fabric has a big effect on the quality. In most cases the heavier the fabric the better the quality.(this also varies with each printer)!


19. HOW MANY FABRIC SHEETS CAN I MAKE OUT OF 1 - 32 OZ BOTTLE?

It takes less than 1/2 an ounce to make 1 fabric sheet. But in general between 50 and 60 sheets!


20. FABRIC PRINTING VS. PAPER PRINTINGG

Paper printing will have a different effect on ink than fabric printing. The colors will appear to be different but in reality it is because of the change from paper to fabric.


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MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
2/8/2008
5
Does just what it is supposed to do and it's easy to use.
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13 of 13 users found this review helpful.
3/19/2009
5
Glad I ordered these products. I was told by many quilter friends that I didn't need to treat my fabric before using my inkjet printer to make a quilt label. I'm glad I didn't listen to them. I was very impressed on how the label looked and feel better about the recipient washing the quilt and still having a readable label.
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8 of 8 users found this review helpful.
5/13/2010
5
I printed on unbleached muslin using pigment inks on an HP Design Jet printer. I tried washing one of the printed pieces in the washing machine using regular laundry detergent and there was no noticable fading.
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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.
4/27/2009
5
This stuff is great! I used it to print blocks to complete a classroom quilt for the school auction. The kids were thrilled to see their names on the quilt. (I had Synthrapol to rinse with so didn't buy the Bubble Jet Set Rinse)
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5 of 5 users found this review helpful.
1/28/2009
5
Love it works wonderfully!
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5 of 5 users found this review helpful.
MOST RECENT REVIEWS
3/3/2013
5
Amazing product - better than anyone expects. I used it to transfer images onto a dress about 8 years ago. Went through washing with no problem all this time - BUT the ultimate test came this last summer. I had always meant to over dye the dress but hadn't gotten around to it. I finally did - but it came out way too dark. So I used color remover (standard craft store brand) to lighten it up. Through all this the Bubble Jet Set pieces didn't fade or disappear. Some had writing on them some were vintage postage stamps - you could easily read the words and see all the details. Can you believe this? I'm still surprised.
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
6/26/2012
4
I have used this product for many years and love it. However customers should know it has a shelf life of about a year according to the manufacturer.. After making a wedding quilt I washed it and the black fabric bled and it discolored the treated squares of pictures. Not a pleasant outcome. Now I know to buy and use this product within a year. Yes I will continue to use it as there is no other product like it and it works beautifully!
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6/9/2011
5
Very easy to use and my garment labels look good. There was a small amount of fading of the ink on some of the labels but I think that was more related to my printer than this product.
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
5/17/2011
5
Had used years ago. Much better than pre-made fabric for printing. Much softer end result.
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
4/27/2011
5
Worked exactly as advertised. I treated the fabric as directed laid it in my dryer on a sweater shelf and let it dry for about 10 minutes. Then I could iron it on freezer paper. After that I printed my pictures on the fabric using the photo setting let them sit for 30 minutes and then rinsed them in the rinse as directed. I tested the squares out in the washer and they come out beautifully. What a fantastic product and so inexpensive compared to the alternatives. It is correct that a bottle treats about 50 letter-sized sheets. Also you can use about one bottle of bubble jet set rinse for every two to three bottles of Bubble Jest Set 2000. You'll also want to know that the extra bottle of Bubble Jet Set 2000 is necessary if you know you have 50 sheets (as I did). I needed the extra solution for the soak otherwise it would be hard to get the last few sheets consistently wet but when I was done I funneled it back into the bottles. I still have one full bottle left to use in the future. I'm hooked!
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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
4/14/2011
5
Great invention! Dharma offers the best variety of products. More fabulous creative options for mixed media artists! Also this product gives you another option to save on printing costs and do it yourself in your own studio.
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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
3/21/2011
5
Love this so easy to work with
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
1/2/2011
5
I print on a lot of fabric and these products are great!
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