Learn how to print your own photographs, art and designs on fabric with an inkjet printer! Printing your own fabric has so many applications -- you'll be able to make truly unique garments, personalized gifts, art quilts and hanging, mixed media artworks, and so much more....
This ebook takes you through the entire process to begin printing fabric on your inkjet printer. I teach you about the difference between dye and pigment inks and help you decide whether you want to treat fabric yourself or print on pre-treated fabric. Then I discuss exactly how to get your fabric ready to print, move on to the printing process, and finally discuss post-printing treatments.
Printing on fabric isn't difficult, but the information I will give you, which I've learned from years of printing on fabric, will save you much time and wasted ink and fabric. My ebook has many illustrations, questions and answers, and trouble-shooting tips. I also include a gallery of my original fabric creations to spark your imagination and creativity.
Why my book, when there are many books on the market and articles on the internet about printing on fabric? Because the technology is moving so quickly, a lot of them are outdated. My guide is up to date, and I will revise it as often as needed to reflect changes in the field of inkjet fabric printing. Also, most of the books give general information that might not apply to your personal printer/ink setup. I tell you how to figure out what kind of inks your printer uses, and I can also answer by email personalized questions about your setup, or other problems you run in to when you print fabric. I also discuss the pretreated fabrics that are available commercially, and share the results of my extensive experimentation with printing using the different inks.
This guide is in the format of a PDF file, which you can open and print using Adobe Reader. If you don't yet have Adobe Reader, you can download it at no expense by clicking on the following link:
I will email you a download link to the email address given in your paypal account, or you can give me another email address.
I fill orders made during the day, U.S. Pacific time, immediately or within 2 hours of getting notice of payment. I will send all overnight orders first thing the following morning. I will send the email from heidirand [!at] gmail.com. If you have a blocking mechanism on your email address, please include my email address as one that is allowed.
Skill level: If you know how to print on paper with your inkjet printer, you will be able to print on fabric.
Materials required: inkjet printer, ink, fabric.
I am a nature photographer using my original photos to create designs that I incorporate into my artwork and mixed media pieces, which I sell and exhibit in galleries and online. I have been designing and printing my own fabric for several years, and I teach workshops on inkjet fabric printing.