Take anything you print on an INKJET PRINTER and with a home iron or heat press, transfer the image to fabric, clothing, wood and most porous surfaces.
Anyone with a computer and access to an inkjet printer should try this. You just put the paper into the printer and print. Then iron onto cotton or cotton/poly fabric. If you are in production, seriously consider a heat press because it will save a lot of time and do an even better job. After that, it's washable and permanent. It's great fun and unlimited in what you can create. T-shirts and clothing are obvious, but try picture quilts, or team uniforms and sports stuff like caps, wherever silkscreening is not practical.
It transfers onto 100% cotton, cotton blends, lycra, burlap, and canvas. It can be used on silk, but the transfer has a rather "plasticy" feel for a delicate fabric like silk. For fabrics like nylon, great care must be taken because the heat of the iron may shrink the actual fabric and make the transfer look funky (shrunken at the edges). For cottons, rayons, hemp, etc, it is always important to pre-shrink anything that is going to ever be washed before applying transfers.
Note: With this paper, any part of your image that is blank, white, or lightly colored will allow the color of the fabric you print on to show through. Try NuCoat's Opaque Inkjet Transfer Paper if you don't want the fabric color to show through!
Comes with complete instructions, but there is the same information for download at the bottom of the page! Hot peel is recommended for this particular paper.
This paper was formulated to use with dye-based inks. Some newer pigment based inks may react differently with various transfer papers, causing color shifts after heat setting. As always we recommend testing products, processes, and techniques before you start a large project. Always test!
Because of its sensitive coating inkjet paper must be kept sealed in a plastic bag. High humidity or dry conditions will solidify the coating and shorten its shelf life. Ideal Storage Conditions: Between 59° and 77°F and 30% to 70% RH. While shelf life greatly depends on storage temperatures and exposure to air, a rough estimate of 6 to 8 months is a good time frame to be wary of your paper. Test, test, test.
It is also handy to know that this paper can be distinguished from other types by it's Double Red Lines along the back of each sheet.
#IJPT (S421) is the new formula paper from Nucoat which replaces their previous #IJP (S419) paper. Check out the pictorial comparison between the two light papers.
Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)
Some newer pigment based inks may react differently with various transfer papers, causing color shifts after heat setting. As always we recommend testing products, processes, and techniques before you start a large project.