As the name suggests, Inkjet Iron-on Dark Transfer Paper is made specifically for dark and black textiles. That s because dark ink is used on a white backing which completely conceals any previous background color. This type of printing paper comes in two different variants. There is the 100% opaque and a liner/matte version.
The reason why inkjet printers are so effective with this type of paper is that it allows ink to be absorbed by the fibers of the cloth rather than the ink spreading across the surface of the papers as happens with other types of printers. The result is that the final prints have vibrant, luminous colors and a professional finish. Another benefit of using dark transfer paper is that it works very well with all types of fabrics and not just blacks. That way, you can give any fabrics an elegant look without having to buy new expensive garments!
There are two types of inkjet printers available when it comes to inkjet paper. One is for single colors, and the other is for multiple-color printing. In single-color operations, there is only one sheet of dark transfer papers required, whereas, in the multi-color case, the number of sheets could go up to six or eight. However, you may prefer to use two types of inkjet printers if you want to reproduce a large number of colors.
Dark-colored t-shirts make the ideal printing material for dark inkjet paper. But if you want to reproduce colored shirts, you need two types of inkjet printers. In one setup, the printer will require fabric in varying colors. After printing, you can then remove the colored t-shirts and hang them to dry. The remaining fabric can then be used to cover the shirt, thus creating a colorful piece of clothing!
You may also opt for this setup. First, the paper is printed with the image onto dark transfer paper. The image then goes through a sheet-feeder that places the paper face down in a recycling bin. The next setup works much like the setup above - the fabric is printed with the image onto the back-face of the fabric. The second setup is simply a setup of two spools of colored paper placed face-down in a recycling bin. The second setup is obviously easier than the first.
If you want to reproduce photographic images onto your dark transfer paper, you will first have to use the inkjet printer to create the photographic image. The images can be printed directly onto the paper, or they can be placed face down in the inkjet printer. Once the image is printed on the paper, place the inkjet printer face down on the design and peel the ink off of one corner. Use the opposite corner to stick the printed design onto the back-side of the dark inkjet paper.
There are literally thousands of different types of dark transfer papers available in the market today. All you have to do is look them up online using any search engine. Some examples of these types of papers include Impermeus, Futura, Faxura, Mela Matson, and Stencil. There are a lot more to choose from as well, but these are some of the most popular designs you will find.
Dark inkjet paper is also perfect for making vellum imprints. These are very good vellum imprinting papers. If you want to make a picture onto the back side of dark transfer papers, it is best to place the picture on a clean, dry surface and smear the ink on the back side. You can also try placing stickers or designs on light transfer papers to make your own unique designs!