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This guide is written by Iron On Designs.
In this guide we explain the following: What is an iron on transfer? The different types of iron on transfers? How to apply an iron on transfer? and FAQ's about iron on transfers.

What is an iron on transfer? 
Iron on transfers are designs consisting of images or text which have been printed onto iron on transfer paper. The designs can then be ironed onto cotton material using a household iron. Using iron on transfers is a cheaper way to personalise clothing.
 
What are the different types of iron on transfers?
Typically you’ll find iron on transfers in two types
     • Light/White material transfers
     • Dark/Black material transfers 
Light/White material transfers paper is opaque and has a transparent background when ironed onto a garment. As printers don't print the colour White any colour White on your design comes from the garment itself.
Black/Dark material transfer paper is not opaque and has a default White colour background which should be changed whilst designing your transfer to match the colour of the garment you wish to iron onto. As printers don't print the colour White any colour White on your design comes from the transfer paper itself.
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How to apply an iron on transfer?  
Applying iron on transfers is fun, simple and easy. As the Light/White iron on transfers and Dark/Black iron on transfers are printed on different types of transfer paper. The application technique varies slightly too. Detailed instructions are supplied with your order but please see brief instructions below outlining the key steps:
Light/White material transfers
     • Transfers are printed reflected
     • Trim around the design leaving a 3mm boarder
     • Place transfers face down onto the garment
     • Iron on top of your transfer (do not use steam)
     • Allow transfer to cool then peel away backing paper
     • Your iron on transfer is complete
Dark/Black material transfers
     • Transfers are printed as designed not reflected
     • Trim around the design leaving a 3mm boarder
     • Peel away backing paper from transfer and place transfers face up onto the garment
     • Place the greaseproof or silicone sheet provided on top of your transfer
     • Iron on top of the greaseproof or silicone sheet (do not use steam)
     • Allow transfer to cool then peel away the greaseproof or silicone sheet
     • Your iron on transfer is complete

FAQ's about iron on transfers
Q. How long will my transfer last?
A. Transfers are intended for short term wear. Applying and following the instructions carefully can increase the longevity of your transfer for up to 4 to 5 washes if not more. This makes our transfers a cheap and cost effective alternative for hens, stags, promotional wear or any general use.
Q. Is my transfer machine washable?
A. Yes. Wash the garment inside out in a washing machine using a 40° (warm wash) wash cycle with a spin dry at the end. A full regular wash cycle.
Q. What is the difference between Light/White & Dark/Black material transfers?
A. White/Light transfer paper is opaque and has a transparent background when ironed onto a garment. As printers don't print the colour the White any White colour on your design comes from the garment itself.
Black/Dark material transfer paper is not opaque and has a default White colour background which should be changed whilst designing your transfer to match the colour of the garment you wish to iron onto. As printers don't print the colour White any colour White from on your design comes from the transfer paper itself.
Q. Do Dark/Black material transfers come with Black background?
A. No. As Dark/Black material transfers can be used on many different coloured garments the default background colour on the transfers is White. Whilst designing the transfer the background colour should be changed to match the colour of the garment you wish to iron onto.
Example. If you purchase a Dark/Black material transfer for your green tshirt, you should change the background colour to match the green colour of your garment.
Dark/Black material transfers do not have a transparent background.
Q. Can I have more than one text or image on a single transfer?
A. Yes. The A6, A5 or A4 sheet you select is yours to design on as you wish. You can design one big transfer or many small ones on a single sheet.
Q. Why are there yellow marks on the back of the Light/ White transfer paper once peeled away
A. The yellow marks are simply heat marks left on the back of the transfer backing paper. We show this on the Light/White instruction video too so its nothing to worry about and does not affect your transfer.

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