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Printing Photoshop images isn't difficult; there are just a lot of decisions to make along the way. This hour discussed those choices, from initially preparing an image for printing, to setting up the page, and finally setting the Print options. The wonderful thing about printing is that if you don't get a gorgeous printout the first time, you can simply change settings and try again, provided you have enough paper and ink, of course.


Q1: I love the idea of putting pictures on T-shirts and so on. What should I know before I start?
A1: Iron-on transfer paper works best with white or light colored cotton or cotton/ polyester blends. Transfer with a household iron on its highest setting or in a professional heat press. Iron the fabric first and be sure it's cooled before you place the transfer on it. Also back up the single layer of fabric you're ironing onto with a sheet of cardboard. This prevents the dye from bleeding through and giving you a second image on the back of the T-shirt. Press firmly and expect to iron a large, full-page image for two to three minutes. Keep the iron moving enough so you don't scorch the fabric. Small images are easier to manage and take less ironing time. To avoid fading the transfer, wash shirts inside out and do not bleach.
Q2:How can I print my company logo on a hat? I only need one.
A2: Use the iron-on paper and make your logo the right size for the space where it's going. Since you can't iron it directly onto your hat, put it on a piece of white cloth, and sew or glue it in place.
Q3:I'd love to have a really big print of one of my pictures. Where can I find out about Iris printing?
A3: Start on the Web. Do a search for giclée and Iris. With more than 16,000 matches, you're bound to find an affordable Iris printer close to you.
Q4:I want to print pictures at the top of the page that my kids can write their stories under, but Photoshop insists on centering the images. Is there any way around it?
A4: Easy. Use the Print Options dialog box to move your pictures wherever you want them on the page.



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