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MikeInFla

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PostSubject: "Iron On" shirts   Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:55 am

When I was a kid I used to have ton of "Iron Ons". For you kids that don't know, that's when you would take a blank shirt and apply a picture to that shirt and use an iron to put it on the shirt.

I was looking around in Walmart and found some "Iron On" paper. You print the image on the paper and then iron it to the shirt. I have no idea how well it will work but I think I am going to try. I have these:



Gonna use a good quality printer and try it out. If you would like these iron ons, PM me with your e-mail address and I can send them to you in a zip file. Not sure when I will get around to doing this because I planned on doing it about 10 years ago and completely forgot I had these transfers until I ran across them yesterday.
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PostSubject: Re: "Iron On" shirts   Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:11 am

I remember iron-ons quite well.  As a matter of fact, they still exist.  If you do Lifeway's VBS, that is how you can get more cost efficient shirts.  They will sell either printed shirts or iron-ons with their yearly designs.  So, I have had to help make shirts several times over the years before we quit using Lifeway.

I'll take a copy of those, please!

If I buy some of the paper, I might play around and see about doing a Christian Hard Music logo shirt just for giggles.

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PostSubject: Re: "Iron On" shirts   Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:59 am

Wally World has some similar designs.  Once in a while, I'll pick one up.
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PostSubject: Re: "Iron On" shirts   Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:40 pm

Def had my share of iron-ons as a kid. Love the classic old pix you're planning on using. And yes, I am one who has had experience with printer iron-ons. They're "OK". Back when the Union went on strike in 2003 and drug all of us employees with them, we had to do the picket line thing if we wanted to make a few bucks every week - So being designated computer guy back then, I ended up doing shirts with all the strike info on them for people. The colors aren't as bright as on the computer screen, but my shirt looked ok. As for washings, it clearly faded with each wash, until about a dozen washes when it was too faded to wear without embarrassment.
So, that was 2003, hopefully they've improved it a bunch since then.

(Oh, and btw, the Union LOST, all of us employees lost a ton of income, and I stuck my tongue at the whole thing when another pharmacy in town called me and asked if I wanted to picket, or if I wanted to work.... The picket sign was still spinning in mid-air by the time I ran into my new position  Laughing Cool )
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PostSubject: Re: "Iron On" shirts   Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:23 am

I tried it out this morning. I don't have a shirt yet but the print looks decent. It has a few streaks but not very noticeable (it's this printer). I need to find a light/powder blue t-shirt. When I went to Walmart all they had were safety colors (bright orange, yellow, green) or dark colors. Funny how Walmart never keeps anything in stock, I saw some t-shirts (Hanes) in there a few months ago and bought some white under shirts and now they don't have ANY Hanes just bright or dark FOLoom.
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