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Fabric Transfers

Dark fabric transfers can only be used with dark-colored 100% cotton or poly/cotton blend fabrics. Light fabric transfers can only be used with white or light-colored 100% cotton or poly/cotton blend fabrics. 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, go to our Fabric Transfer page.

No flipping of the printed image is necessary with Dark 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.

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

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.

Ironing times vary according to the size of your transfer. We recommend 3 minutes for a full-page transfer, 2 minutes for a half-page transfer and 1 minute for a quarter-page transfer.

  1. Make slow, 20-second passes across the transfer, from left to right.
  2. Make slow, 20-second passes across the transfer, from top to bottom. Use enough overlapping passes to cover the image entirely.
  3. Allow your garment to cool for 2 minutes before peeling away the ironing tissue.

If you have allowed the image to cool for several minutes, continue to iron the spots that are lifting up with the backing paper still on 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.

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.

  • First, grip the edge of the transfer and very gently bend the sheet until the backing paper tears slightly.
  • The transfer may stretch a little but SHOULD NOT tear if only gentle force is applied.
  • Remove the paper backing starting at the tear.

How to remove a transferred object/image from fabrics:

  • Place an old piece of cotton fabric or towel on a smooth surface or whatever surface that was used to transfer the original image.
  • Place the t-shirt with the transferred image side down on the piece of cotton fabric or towel.
  • Heat up the iron to the highest heat setting for cotton as possible. Reheat the area of the image as before.
  • Immediately separate the t-shirt from the cotton fabric/towel. Wait to cool. Repeat until satisfied with results.
Note: We do not guarantee that the image will come off completely after multiple attempts.

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

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

Avery is committed to providing you with quality products and will gladly replace any product which does not provide complete satisfaction. Results are only 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.