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About Transfer Papers

Transfer paper carries an image that is usually transferred by a printing process onto fabric, so that it results in a design on clothing, especially t-shirts. Iron-on transfer paper lets you put an image onto cloth by laying the paper over the material on an ironing board, and pressing it firmly and consistently with a hot iron. The heat transfers the ink from the transfer paper to the fabric. For the commercial printing of clothing, ink jet printers on an industrial scale are often used instead of heat transfer paper. Printers can't print white, so wherever the image uses white, it lets the underlying color of the fabric show through. Transfer paper, both iron-on and other kinds, can be found on eBay sold by reliable vendors. You can create your own images for t-shirts and other clothing items, which can be a fun hobby or even a business.