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> Date:         Thu, 28 Sep 2000 09:14:49 +0200
> From:         Irina Rempt <[log in to unmask]>

> On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, Mike Adams wrote:
> > Why not just use a blank t-short, and print out the design on a ironon
> > transfer, I can do it.

> I'd rather have the transfer put on the T-shirt professionally. All
> the ones I've done at home have come out skewed, loose, or sticking
> to the iron :-(

Also, in my experience the iron-on stuff tends to crack and peel off
in the wash, unlike the professional silkscreened ones. If someone
sent me a transfer sheet that I liked, I'd hang it on the wall.

With the silkscreened ones, the problem is rather if you choose the
t-shirt itself too cheap.

When I've looked at such projects, it's often been possible to upgrade
from thin noname stuff to a nice durable brand name t-shirt by adding
a few dollars. I'd rather spend USD 13 on something that can be washed
40 times than USD 11 on something that's all out of shape after 5 (and
faded to a medium grey if it started out black).

(The newest high-tech (and expensive) option is embroidy --- some
places have computers that will take a design up to 8 by 8 inches or
so and program a special sewing machine to embroider it. That won't
come off in the wash for sure. Not good for this project, though, it
doesn't do tiny details well and the print area is too small).

Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <[log in to unmask]> (Humour NOT marked)