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Old 10-31-2010, 12:37
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Hi everyone, I'm a newbie posting here, a long time viewer. I just got a template and iron on transfer for my ribbon, so far everything is great. I transfered my pattern to my ribbon and I noticed that along with laying the graphic down it also shows (glossy appearance) the strip that I cut out (basically a transparent glossy background). Am I not doing it right or using right product? So, it actually looks like I cut a strip of graphics out and ironed them on to ribbon. I was hoping for just the graphics showing up...is this normal for printing your own ribbon? It's not going to look like custom printed ribbon? Anyone know what I am saying? I'll try and attach a picture otherwise here is the link to picture...
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:58
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Hi everyone, I'm a newbie posting here, a long time viewer. I just got a template and iron on transfer for my ribbon, so far everything is great. I transfered my pattern to my ribbon and I noticed that along with laying the graphic down it also shows (glossy appearance) the strip that I cut out (basically a transparent glossy background). Am I not doing it right or using right product? So, it actually looks like I cut a strip of graphics out and ironed them on to ribbon. I was hoping for just the graphics showing up...is this normal for printing your own ribbon? It's not going to look like custom printed ribbon? Anyone know what I am saying? I'll try and attach a picture otherwise here is the link to picture...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...bontest001.jpg
Hmmm.....Sorry, I can't be of any help...I have never done my own ribbon. It actually looks kind of neat but I can see where you're coming from. I hope someone can help!
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:59
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Actually, did you use photo transfer paper? Or just regular iron on transfer paper? I bet that's why if you didn't use the photo transfer paper....
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:22
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Hmmm...not to sure, the package says "light t-shirt iron on transfer for use with photos", I don't know if there is a particular brand or product I should be using?
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i'm having the same issue!!!
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:17
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That's how my ribbon usually looks when I iron the image on. I have a problem with the image not transfering well. Anyone have any tips?
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:30
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Well, in my own dabbling I found something that helps, but not the easiest course. I cut the individual graphics as close as I can and place on ribbon, iron on with linen setting, remove the backing carefully but quickly and then turn the ribbon with image over and iron backside quickly. I am using a cheesecloth and a tiny bit of the ink will transfer, but it also removes the glossy adheasive a bit. To make it work, I have to do each image separately, rather than a whole row. Anyhow, for a small project it's not too daunting, but would not work with a busy pattern.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:07
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I am clueless on this issue... but I anxious to learn how to print my own ribbon...
Finally I donīt think it looks so bad...btw...
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:05
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I've never tried using the iron ons myself but I wonder if you cut it to a 7/8" length or whatever the lenghth of the ribbon is, it's going to leave the background, iron on transfers always do but if you cut it the same as the ribbon it will all look the same. Am I making any sense?
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I've never tried using the iron ons myself but I wonder if you cut it to a 7/8" length or whatever the lenghth of the ribbon is, it's going to leave the background, iron on transfers always do but if you cut it the same as the ribbon it will all look the same. Am I making any sense?

You hit the nail on the head! It should be the same width as the ribbon. Here's a site to check out:

http://www.girlythingsbows.com/print_own_%20ribbon.html
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