anyone tried those iron-on kits for t-shirts?

edprush

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I think that they are iron-on...you print an image onto the transfer paper then you can iron it to a t-shirt.

I wonder how well it works. I'm looking for something neato for 10-13 year old kids to do.
 

Mellman

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yeah...they are ok, our Robotics team used em, and i've used them for Lan Party Staff shirts. They dont last as long, but for 10-13 year olds they are fine. If you can get one of those real t-shirt irons they work a lot better, get much hotter then standard irons. Kids cant iron with that though...

if you can get shirts cheap and find a good source for the transfers (i get mine free) then its definetly a fun project.
 

ojai00

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I used the sheet to iron some numbers on to t-shirts for my friends and they worked pretty good. From what I've seen, the numbers are still on and it's been about a year already.
 

nakedfrog

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The first one I ever made back in 1998 that's been washed many, many times since then still looks pretty good. The colors may not be quite as bright as they once were, but that can be expected with any t-shirt after 6 years and repeated washings.
 

clamum

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They work good like others have said. You just have to make sure the iron is hot enough and apply enough pressure but it's easy to do.
 

edprush

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are there any brands of the iron-on kits that you recommend? I have seen one from Hewlett Packard.
 

Kelemvor

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Used them about 20 years ago... They were fine but would flake off over time. Maybe the new ones work better...