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Old 05-17-2009, 11:02
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Default How to keep printed ribbon from fading...

Okay, so I just got a batch of bows out of the ribbon. I sprayed them with starch and baked them for about 20 minutes at 275. The solids turned out great....flexible, but hold their shape nicely. However, I had a zebra print bow in there and top look fine, not much bleeding or anything, but when you look between the layers of the zebra print, there's some bleeding.

My question is: How do you stop fading?

Theories I would like to try:
-Not spraying with starch, but still baking.
-Spraying with hairspray and baking.
-Using less starch and baking.
-Buying some of that stiffen stuff and baking.

What do you girls think?

Maybe this is an experiement I need to try and then post the results...hmm...

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:08
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Default Re: How to keep printed ribbon from faiding...

okay, call me CRAZY but this is what I do and please dont tell my husband because Im sure he would KILL me

I bake my ribbon, tie off my korkers, then spray them with starch and throw them in the dryer it makes them really poofy and they hold their shape nicely, however idk how great it may be for my dryer
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Default Re: How to keep printed ribbon from faiding...

hey girls, I had the same problem last week!! I figured out that I was baking my bows with the temp too high. So here is what i tried. I sprayed the bows with starch, let them dry by the fan. Then I bake my bows at 250 for 15 minutes. It worked good. Anyways, I just started adding starch, and we just moved so I wasnt used to the stove. Anyways, just give it a try. Hth!! Oh, good idea fluffin korkers in the dryer!!!
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:10
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Default Re: How to keep printed ribbon from faiding...

Ahhh...so you "dry" the starch part instead of "bake" it. That sounds like a good idea! Thanks, girlie!

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okay, call me CRAZY but this is what I do and please dont tell my husband because Im sure he would KILL me

I bake my ribbon, tie off my korkers, then spray them with starch and throw them in the dryer it makes them really poofy and they hold their shape nicely, however idk how great it may be for my dryer
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:15
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Default Re: How to keep printed ribbon from faiding...

I remember you having this problem last week. (Hope that turned out okay, by the way...) I think both of you are on to something....more than likely the starch is doing it.....maybe cause I'm putting the bows in there right after I spray the starch on.

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hey girls, I had the same problem last week!! I figured out that I was baking my bows with the temp too high. So here is what i tried. I sprayed the bows with starch, let them dry by the fan. Then I bake my bows at 250 for 15 minutes. It worked good. Anyways, I just started adding starch, and we just moved so I wasnt used to the stove. Anyways, just give it a try. Hth!! Oh, good idea fluffin korkers in the dryer!!!
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