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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 (no steam) or in a professional heat press. Iron the fabric first and be sure that 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 quite firmly and expect to iron a large, full-page image for at least two to three minutes—longer is better. Keep the iron moving enough so that 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, preferably in cold water on gentle cycle, 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. Because you can't iron it directly onto your hat, put it on a piece of white cloth, trim the cloth, and sew or glue it in place.
Q3:I would 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 (or a similar device) 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 with Preview dialog box to move your pictures wherever you want them on the page.


1:Dye-sublimation printers need special paper.
  1. True

  2. False

2:Registration marks look like
  1. The letter R in a circle

  2. A cross in a circle

  3. Four concentric circles in CMY and K

3:RGB stands for
  1. The initials of Roy G. Biv, inventor of ColorSync

  2. Raster, Gray, Black

  3. Red, Green, Blue



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