Clashfinder General T-shirts
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Clashfinders are extremely easy to print on t-shirts. All you need are:
- A set of iron-on t-shirt transfers. Get them on Amazon. I find the transfers for dark material work better because the printing's clearer.
- A set t-shirts. You can get them on Amazon, too. You can also get them quite cheaply at Asda.
- An ink-jet printer. Don't try to print the transfers in a laser printer because they'll melt and destroy the printer.
- An iron and ironing board.
You get four transfers in a pack so, if you're doing three t-shirts for three days at a festival, you get one practise run.
- Go to the clashfinder page by clicking one of the links over there —>.
- Set a large font size by clicking "Customise" and selecting a font size of at least 5.5pt. You may need to reduce the number of stages on the clashfinder to ensure that each day only takes one page.
- Highlight all the acts you're interested in seeing.
- Wait until the Print Advisory is on 1 or 2. If it isn't, click Save and come back later.
- Do a print preview to ensure that you'll be printing the correct number of pages. Print the clashfinder on plain paper first to check the output looks okay. Clean your print heads if they need it — I forgot, as you can see in the photos.
- Print the clashfinder on the transfer paper.
- Extra credit: Trim the borders around each page to make them even.
- Extra credit: Round off the corners by cutting around a 5p coin.
- Prepare your first t-shirt by placing it on the ironing board. Try to got the t-shirt straight on the ironing board -- if you get it at an angle, you risk putting the clashfinder on at an angle.
- Switch your iron on to a hot temperature and turn off the steam.
- Iron the area that your clashfinder's going to be fixed to.
- Peel the backing off the clashfinder print.
- Place the transfer printed side up on the t-shirt. Don't forget to put it upside-down so you can read it while your wearing it!
- Put the greaseproof paper on the transfer.
- Slowly and steadily iron all over the transfer. Ensure you go around all the edges. Keep the iron moving at all times.
- Leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
- Peel off the greaseproof paper.
- If that worked out, repeat for your other t-shirts.