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TAP – The Best Way to Transfer Photos

by Sarah

I absolutely love this stuff. In all honesty, it’s just so easy to use and it does exactly what it says it does. To use Transfer Artist Paper, simply print (with an ink jet printer) or draw an image on the white side of the paper. Place the paper, image side down, on a heat resistant, flat surface –  like fabric, metal, wood, glass, or polymer clay. Apply heat (with an iron or heat press) for 10 – 20 seconds.  Make sure not to use any steam, just heat.  When you can tell that the paper will peel back easily, remove the paper and allow the image to cool. I recommend using tweezers, as the surface will be hot.

If your fabric is delicate, keep the iron moving for the whole 10 – 20 seconds.

When applying an image with words, make sure to flip the letters in an editing program before printing. If you are writing the words by hand, write them on the purple side of the paper first. Using a light source, trace the letters to the white side of the paper. That way, you have a hand written phase written backwards.

Before applying the image to metal or glass, remove any dirt or oil which may impair the bonding.

For more inspiring ideas and projects, check out our Pinterest TAP Board

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gladis moreno September 25, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Hi, I would like to ask you, if you have the Ruffler foot por a WHITE Machine model #39008

Thank you

Sarah September 26, 2013 - 10:09 pm

Hi Ms. Gladis! This ruffler foot will work with your White machine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/ruffler-attachment-high-quality-low-shank-55705-ns.aspx
Is there anything else I can help you find?

Dell September 19, 2013 - 9:55 am

The last time I used transfer artist paper it faded vary fast. can it be done with out fading?

Sarah September 19, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Hi Dell! I’m so sorry to hear yours faded! Did you transfer onto fabric and did you wash it? You can definitely wash after transferring, but you have to wash on cold water and turned inside out.

Joyce Startt September 18, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Your site is great. I have Lerner so much

Sarah September 19, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Awesome! Thank you for stopping by!


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