Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Bubble Jet Set Liquid

Okay, so you may have noticed that I am rather in love with this new product in my work room - Bubble Jet Set liquid.  Well, I just found their website and I see they now have Bubble Jet Set specially for HP printers, or for Epson printers, and then.... they showed how you could make your own fabric labels.

Also, they sell pre-cut, pre-treated fabric!!!!  Oh yeah!  Sign me up!!!!

Photo from http://www.cjenkinscompany.com
Here is an extract from the explanation on their website:

'Basically, it is the missing element in ink jet inks which is used to bond inks to fabrics. The Bubble Jet Set 2000 formula will bond up to 95% of the ink to the fabric when using natural fabrics. 

Let's take each step together to create the perfect image on fabric. Step 1 Shake well and pour Bubble Jet Set 2000 into a flat pan. It does not matter if the pan is plastic, or metal. Step 2 Cut fabric sheets and submerge them into the solution of the Bubble Jet Set 2000. Allow to soak for atleast 5 minutes. Do not wring solution out of the fabric but allow to dry by laying flat on a towel. You may blow dry to speed up drying time (do not dry in your household dryer) Step 3 Once fabric is dry Iron fabric to the shiny side of the freezer paper. For better results use C. Jenkins Freezer Paper Sheets. Step 4 Print on fabric side with a ink jet or bubble jet printer and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes. This will not work with a laser printer! Step 5 Peel fabric away from freezer paper. Take a flat pan or bowl and fill with 1 gallon of cold water. Add 4 cap fulls of Bubble Jet Rinse per gallon of water. Quickly submerge one printed sheet at a time and agitate continuously for 2-3 minutes. Also, it is important to rinse one sheet at a time so the image does not transfer onto the other piece of fabric. Step 6 Allow fabric to dry by laying flat on a towel or blow dry for faster results.
Make sure you are using a ink jet printer and 100% cotton or 100% silk.
Remember the chemical does not protect your ink from UV rays so don't hang outside or it will fade away in a couple of months. The printed fabric will fade after each washing just as any other fabric you purchased. Finally, be patient and follow the directions on the bottle and you are guaranteed perfect results every time.'

It was easy enough to follow the steps, you just need to prepare the fabric on a day you will be out while it dries so that you aren't checking on it impatiently, itching to get printing!!
The great thing is that you can prepare as much fabric as you like at one time, and then keep it to print on later.
I'll let you know how the wash test goes.....



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