Mirror printing a Heat transfer Paper


K

KVR

Hi,

I'm trying to print in a Heat Transfer paper in order to do an iron on on a
tshirt, but when I try to do this using publisher it does not give me the
option to print in my HP Laserjet 2605dn and when i do it in my old Brother
inkjet it does, can somebidy help me?

Thanks,
Karen Rivas
 
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Ed Bennett

KVR said:
I'm trying to print in a Heat Transfer paper in order to do an iron on on a
tshirt, but when I try to do this using publisher it does not give me the
option to print in my HP Laserjet 2605dn and when i do it in my old Brother
inkjet it does, can somebidy help me?

Unless you've read the back very carefully and it says you can, DO NOT
USE HEAT TRANSFER PAPER IN A LASER PRINTER.

The clue is in the name. HEAT transfer paper. Laser printers, by virtue
of having lasers in them, make paper VERY hot (feel it as it comes out,
you'll almost burn your hands; it's even hotter inside the machine).
Hence instead of the paper melting onto your T-shirt when you iron it,
it melts onto THE INSIDES OF YOUR PRINTER. And you have a very expensive
repair bill.
 
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JoAnn Paules [MVP]

I wondered about the use of a laser printer instead of an inkjet but since I
haven't done anything like that in about 8 yrs, I thought things may have
changed since waaaaaaaaaay back then.

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]

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How to ask a question
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375
 
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LVTravel

Ed, actually it is the fuser not the laser that causes the
heat. The laser only causes the imaging drum to "pick up"
the toner in the proper pattern. This is then laid on the
paper and as it goes through the HOT rollers of the fuser
that is when the toner is melted into the paper.

Either way, however, an iron-on transfer will ruin a laser
printer rather fast.
 
E

Ed Bennett

LVTravel said:
Ed, actually it is the fuser not the laser that causes the
heat. The laser only causes the imaging drum to "pick up"
the toner in the proper pattern.

My bad...

Still, my point (apart from the laser bit) stands.
 
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