Printable Crafts and Fabric Transfers FAQs

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General Fabric Transfers FAQs
Dark Fabric Transfers FAQs
Light Fabric Transfers FAQs
Stretchable Fabric Transfers FAQs

 

General Fabric Transfers FAQs

 

1. Do I need to do anything before I iron on my fabric transfer?

You will need to prep your ironing surface before ironing on the transfer. Use a hard, heat-resistant surface—but DO NOT use an ironing board. Set a cotton pillowcase on the hard surface. Iron the pillowcase and garment first to remove wrinkles before placing the transfer in the desired location on garment and ironing.


2. What type of printer is best for Avery Fabric Transfers?

Use an inkjet printer for all Avery Fabric Transfers. These transfers WILL NOT work with a laser printer.


3. What do I do if the image is not sticking to my shirt when I peel the backing paper off?

If you have allowed the image to cool for the designated time, continue to iron the spots that are lifting up with the backing paper for 30-40 seconds. Allow the transfer to cool again for the designated time, then try to peel the backing paper from the transfer again.


4. Does the product work on paper?

Avery Fabric Transfers are specifically designed for fabric materials (t-shirts, sweatshirts, cotton/canvas bags, hats, aprons, etc.). The high temperature of the iron causes the adhesive of the fabric transfer to adhere to the fabric. If the transfer material were to be ironed onto paper, the high heat would cause the paper product to melt or burn.


5. If I want to print on a ribbed tank top, what transfer product would be best for this type of material?

For ribbed or stretchy garments, use Avery Stretchable Fabric Transfers (3302). This product is designed for white synthetic fabric or synthetic blend fabrics.


6. Does Avery have any type of product guarantee with Fabric Transfers?

The Avery Fabric Transfer Product Guarantee: Avery is committed to providing you with quality products and will gladly replace any product which does not provide complete satisfaction. Results are guaranteed when printing, application and washing instructions for all fabric transfer products are followed. For extended usage, use heat press rather than household iron. Product Guarantee is void if all instructions are not followed. Please feel free to contact us for any questions, comments or suggestions.

 

Dark Fabric Transfers FAQs

 

7. Do I need to flip the image when I print a design on dark fabric transfers?

No flipping of the printed image is necessary with Dark Fabric Transfers. View our to learn more.

For more information, check out our Dark Fabric Transfers Demo and Dark Fabric Transfer Tips.


8. What temperature setting should I use on my iron for dark fabric transfers?

Set your iron to the highest cotton temperature setting and preheat for 5 minutes. Your iron should be empty of all water and set for NO steam. 


9. How long should I iron my dark fabric transfer?

Ironing time varies according to the size of your transfer. We recommend 3 minutes for a full page transfer, 2 minutes for a 1/2 page transfer and 1 minute for a 1/4 page transfer. First make slow, 20-second passes across the transfer, from left to right. Next make slow, 20-second passes across the transfer, from top to bottom. Use enough over-lapping passes to cover the image entirely. Allow your garment to cool for 2 minutes before peeling away the ironing tissue.

For more information, check out our Dark Fabric Transfers Demo and Dark Fabric Transfer Tips.


10. How do I personalize my T-shirt or other dark fabric?

Choose from hundreds of free template designs you can personalize for any of our fabric transfers on Avery Design & Print.

View the Dark Fabric Transfers Demo to learn more.

11. What type of shirt can I use with the dark fabric transfers?

Dark fabric transfers can only be used with dark-colored 100% cotton or poly/cotton blend fabrics.

For more information, check out our Dark Fabric Transfers Demo and Dark Fabric Transfer Tips.

12. What do I do if I am having trouble peeling the backing paper on the dark fabric transfer?

If you are having trouble peeling off the backing paper (the paper with the Avery logo), try slightly tearing the edge (just the paper only) to help start the peeling process.

a. First, grip the edge of the transfer and very gently bend the sheet until the backing paper tears slightly.
b. The transfer may stretch a little but SHOULD NOT tear if only gentle force is applied.
c. Remove the paper backing starting at the tear.20. Can I use the Avery Dark Fabric Transfers to print white font or images onto a dark shirt?

You cannot print white font unless it is outlined and cut out around the text or image. The product is a white sheet that can be printed on, cut out and ironed on to create the appearance of white text or images.


13. Can I use the Avery Dark Fabric Transfers to print white font or images onto a dark shirt?

You cannot print white font unless it is outlined and cut out around the text or image. The product is a white sheet that can be printed on, cut out and ironed on to create the appearance of white text or images.

 

Light Fabric Transfers FAQs


14. Do I need to flip the image when I print a design on light fabric transfers?

You won’t have to do the flipping—Avery Design & Print will flip the image for you. We suggest printing a test page of your design on plain paper to make sure the image and text are flipped when printed.

For more information, check out our Light Fabric Transfers Demo and Light Fabric Transfers Tips.


15. What temperature setting should I use on my iron for light fabric transfers?

Set your iron to the highest cotton temperature setting and preheat for 5 minutes. Your iron should be empty of all water and set for NO steam.


16. How long should I iron my light fabric transfer?

Ironing time varies according to the size of your transfer. We recommend 3 minutes for a full page transfer, 90 seconds for a 1/2 page transfer and 45 seconds for a 1/4 page transfer. First make slow, 20-second passes across the transfer, from left to right. Next make slow, 20-second passes across the transfer, from top to bottom. Use enough over-lapping passes to cover the image entirely. Allow your garment to cool for 2 minutes before peeling away the ironing tissue.

For more information, check out our Light Fabric Transfers Demo and Light Fabric Transfers Tips.


17. How do I personalize my t-shirt or other light fabric?

Choose from hundreds of free template designs you can personalize for any of our fabric transfers on Avery Design & Print.

View the Avery Fabric Transfers Video to learn more.
18. What type of shirt can I use with the light fabric transfers?


Light fabric transfers can only be used with white or light-colored 100% cotton or poly/cotton blend fabrics.

For more information, check out our Light Fabric Transfers Demo and Light Fabric Transfers Tips.

 


Stretchable Fabric Transfers FAQs


19. What type of shirt can I use with the stretchable fabric transfers?

Stretchable fabric transfers can only be used with stretchable white cotton/poly blend or 100% polyester fabrics. For more information on personalizing your t-shirt or other stretchable fabric, view our Avery Fabric Transfers Video.


20. Do I need to flip the image when I print a design on stretchable fabric transfers?

You won’t have to do the flipping—Avery Design & Print will flip the image for you. We suggest printing a test page of your design on plain paper to make sure the image and text are flipped when printed.

For more information, check out our Stretchable Fabric Transfers Demo and Stretchable Fabric Transfers Tips.


21. What temperature setting should I use on my iron for Stretchable Fabric Transfers?

Set your iron to the highest cotton temperature setting and preheat for 5 minutes. Your iron should be empty of all water and set for NO steam.


22. How long should I iron my Stretchable Fabric Transfer?

Ironing time varies according to the size of your transfer. We recommend 3 minutes for a full page transfer, 1 1/2 minutes for a 1/2 page transfer, and 1 minute for a 1/4 page transfer. Begin at one end of the transfer and iron in sections using up/down motions. Use firm pressure and spend about 30 seconds on each section. Be sure to overlap with previous section to ensure that no spots are missed, and be sure to iron the corners. Allow your garment to cool for 2 minutes before peeling away the ironing tissue.

For more information, check out our Stretchable Fabric Transfers Demo and Stretchable Fabric Transfers Tips.

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Horrible!

By Ptownduck

from Florida

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    • No Follow-Up
    • Poor Communication
    • Poor Quality
    • Unprofessional
    • Unpunctual
    • Unresponsive

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      This review is from AVERY Printable Crafts and Fabric Transfers FAQs:

      Ridiculous! A product easy for anyone to use! They have no help except during regular business hours Monday through Friday! How ridiculous is that!!! If you are it's amateur using this product at any time other then business hours how can you get help? The product box only has an email address! Worst customer service ever!!!

       
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      Light Fabric

      By Fredfish

      from Bedford, ma

      This review is from AVERY Printable Crafts and Fabric Transfers FAQs:

      I used the light fabric transfers on light grey and light blue.I got a white outline around both. Really didn't like.I used an Epson, cool peel transfer and liked it much better, but it still needs improvement.

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      Ridiculous

      By kasteddy

      from Louisville, KY

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          This review is from AVERY Printable Crafts and Fabric Transfers FAQs:

          I needed this iron on (dark fabric 3279) completed tonight for an event tomorrow morning. I spent half the day trying to do it and wasted 4 pieces of paper (3 designs per page). Not once could I get the backing to peel off. I tried all the different tips that came with it as well as all the ones I found on the internet. I am so irritated and have wasted the $10 that it cost for the packet and can't participate in the event tomorrow. I have used other versions of these in the past with no problem so I'm not sure what has changed.

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          Instructions are Wrong!

          By Amber

          from Lancaster, PA

          This review is from AVERY Printable Crafts and Fabric Transfers FAQs:

          I make shirts using iron on transfers frequently. I bought the Avery Stretchable Fabric Transfers 3302 for light fabric today. I followed the instruction to a T. When I tried to peel off the backing it was stuck and in areas where it did come off the image was not visible. It was just a white sheet. I then went to video instructions and again followed it to a T with the same results. The backing was stuck and the image was not visible.

          By the FOURTH sheet, I realized that the sheets provided were for dark fabric, even though the package clearly says light colored.

          I printed the image WITHOUT reversing it and followed the online instructions for the dark fabric transfers using parchment paper as the covering and it worked.

          Because the sheets/directions were incorrect, I wasted 3 of the 5 sheets in my package and ruined a shirt.

          I hope to get a refund for the product.

          Pictures are posted below.

           
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          Transfers for light fabrics

          By Shirl

          from West Lafayette, IN

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              This review is from AVERY Printable Crafts and Fabric Transfers FAQs:

              Me, again. I just used the light transfer paper we bought yesterday. All fabrics came out with a green cast with yellow on the sheet that is ripped off. Why would this happen? A print on white paper came out with the correct colors (no green cast).
              I used a heat press at 350 degrees for 30 seconds which is the setting we always used in the past with your product. What is is with this new pack? 3275 is what is written at the top of the pack, if that means anything. I'd like your "excuse" for this happening. Thanks-

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