(Rinsing is an option. It is not required)
1. Remove Paper - Make a small tear in the edge of the fabric,
only the paper will tear, not the fabric. Pull the fabric off the
2. Prepare your rinse - Make a mixture of tap water at
room temperature with liquid fabric softener. Use 4
tablespoons per cup of water. I have had good luck with
Snuggle brand and All brand softeners. Stay away from
softeners that have special additives, such as - Dye Free,
for sensitive skin, extra fragrance, or color boosters.
3. Containers - Use a container large enough to lay
the fabric flat. You may use plastic, metal, or glass.
The same solution can be used until the solution
has a color change. You can store the mixture for
4. Rinse - Drop the fabric in face down. Place it in all at
once. If it appears to float, push it down with your fingers.
5. Count - Lift the fabric out of the solution within 15
seconds. Swish it a tiny bit to push the excess dye
floating in the water away from the fabric. Don't let the
fabric fold back on itself. Lay your fabric face down on
a soft terry cloth towel. Fold back the towel. Blot to
remove excess moisture.
6. Dry - Open the towel right away. If you see the
ghost of the image, don't worry, it is just the excess
dye. Remove it from the towel. Lay it flat on a clean
surface to dry, or microwave for about 1 minute, or
blow with a hair dryer.
7. The Results! - Your image should look as good, or better
after the wetting process. The purposes for the rinse are:
a. Remove the excess dye the printer may put down.
b. Remove any unused chemical left in the fabric.
c. Pre-shrink your fabric.
d. Restore the full, soft hand to the silks.
1. Fabric(s) and papers will leave dust and lint in your printer. Using a
can of compressed air to ‘blow’ debris out of the printer mechanisms is
a good preventative maintenance and will help to keep your printer
2. If the print quality appears to have changed OR if you can see
banding or white lines through the image, check the printer utility for
3. Use low ph soaps only ! (i.e. Ivory) DO NOT
USE Tide, Cheer, All, Era etc.
4. Store flat in low humidity conditions. Other conditions affecting
performance are the age of your printer and the condition of the pickup
and drive rollers inside the printer.
5. You can use any inkjet printer to print on these fabrics. Light fastness and
Wash fastness will vary with different inks.
Please Note: The Epson R 200 Series uses an oil based ink that will not
work with this product!