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Explore ways to print your own fabric including using your home inkjet printer. Jennifer Rapacki, a seasoned professional in both technology and quilting, will discuss everything from the basics of inkjet technology to the finer points of fabric preparation and post-processing, empowering you to create beautiful fabric prints with confidence.

You know how important it is to respect copyright laws in today's digital landscape. That's why Jennifer begins by tackling this issue head-on, showing you how to source images responsibly, whether through your own photography or from trusted royalty-free stock photo platforms. Jennifer will introduce you to the essentials of successful inkjet printing on fabric, highlighting the importance of certain printer features. You'll learn about various ink types and their compatibility with different fabrics, gaining insights into their characteristics.  Maintenance tips for your inkjet printer will also be covered.

The lecture covers print-on-demand services, where certain platforms offer diverse fabric options and printing capabilities. You'll gain insights into selecting suitable fabric and ink types, as well as obtaining samples or color guides for precise color matching. Additionally, Jennifer will provide guidance on scanning photos for printing on fabric or paper, covering optimal resolution settings for different print sizes. By the end of this lecture, you'll have all the knowledge and skills you need to creatively inkjet print on fabric with ease.

What you will learn

  • Understand the differences between dye-based and pigment printers, including their respective pros and cons

  • How to sourcing images responsibly and navigating copyright laws

  • Essential printer features for successful inkjet printing on fabric

  • Know when to opt for prepared fabric sheets for optimal results in inkjet fabric printing

  • Navigate print-on-demand services for fabric printing options and capabilities

  • Maintenance tips to ensure optimal performance of your inkjet printer

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Fabric Printing 101: A Lecture of the Basics

Discover inkjet fabric printing, blending technology and quilting expertise for stunning results.

  • $16.99

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    This lecture gives a detailed overview of ways to print fabric. The content in this lecture can also be found in Jennifer's comprehensive course, Digital Fabric Printing at Home and Online. If you plan to purchase the complete course, you do not need the lecture as well.

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    Digital Fabric Printing at Home and Online includes the content of the lecture plus tutorials on file preparation using Photoshop Elements. To read more about the course, click here.