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General Information   Direct Printing on Fabric has a lot of useful articles written by various experts in different fields. This introductory article on printing on fabric was written for quilters.
C. Jenkins   InkJet Fabric Printing
In 1994 the C. Jenkins company devised a way to print on fabric using inkjet technology. This introductory article describes that discovery and its evolution. There are several other articles on this web site that provide additional information about printing on fabric.   Direct Fabric Printing with a Computer
This is an article by Susan C. Druding written for the quilting community. It describes the evolution of printing on fabric using ink jet printers. It includes a number of links for additional information.

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Fabric Sheets

The web sites listed below sell fabric sheets for inkjet printing.

Affordable Designs   Printable Fabric Sheets
Affordable designs sells printable fabric sheets in four sizes 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 22", 8.5" x 33", and 8.5" x 44". This web page includes illustrated steps for using the fabric and shows a doll dressed in a Kimono made from the fabric.
Avery   Printable Cotton
Avery offers an 8-1/2" x 11" printable cotton. They do not include much information about this product on their web site.
C. Jenkins   Miracle Fabric Sheets
C. Jenkins' Miracle Fabric Sheets are 100% cotton, 200 thread count, permanent press fabric. C. Jenkins is the manufacturer of Bubble Jet Set 2000 which is used to create ink jet printable fabric that may be washed.
Color Textiles   Color Plus Fabric Kits
Color Textiles offers printable sheets for 14 different types of fabric including: Poplin, Twill, Crepe, Cotton Lawn, Cotton Sheeting, Rayon Challis, Soft Denim, Broadcloth, Linen, Silk Habotai, Silk Chiffon, Silk Satin Charmeuse, Silk Crepe de Chine, (14mm & 23 mm). They offer Sample Packs for both their cotton and silk selections.
Jacquard   Jacquard Inkjet Printing on Cotton and Silk
Jacquard offers sheet packs of 10 or 30 sheets 8.5" by 11" or a 8.5" by 120" roll. The results are permanent, light fast, hand washable, and soft & supple. They cannot be purchased directly from this web site, see Dharma Trading.
June Tailor   Printer/Copier Fabrics and Transfer Papers
June Tailor sells printable fabric sheets in both white and cream. They have one type that can be washed and another for dry cleaning. They also sell fusible fabric and transfer papers. To access the products, click the "Select Products" link on their home page.
Printed Treasures   Cotton Sheets
Printed Treasures offers three types of fabric sheets that can be applied as Peel and Stick, Iron-On, or Sew-On. fabric for inkjet printers. These 200 thread count 8.5 x 11 sheets are made from 100% Pima cotton and are washable.

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Online Outlets

Dharma Trading Co.   Jacquard Cotton and Silk
Dharma Trading sells the Jacquard ink jet fabric both in sheets and in rolls up to 50 feet.   Printable Materials offers printable fabric sheets from several different manufacturers. The products include cotton poplin, cotton canvas, iron on transfers, and fusible fabric.
Soft Expressions   Miracle Fabric, June Tailor, and Printed Treasures
Soft Expressions sells a variety of supplies for printing on fabric at discounted prices.

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Make It Yourself

Heather Camden   Printing on Fabric
This article by Heather Camden describes how to print on fabric using Reynolds Wrap Freezer Paper. She uses hair spray to set the ink so the fabric can be washed.
Hewlett Packard   Making printable fabric sheets
This is a description of how to make your own 8-1/2" x 11" inkjet printable fabric using 100% cotton with at least 200 thread counts. The description includes steps for making the fabric color fast so it can be washed.
Personalized Embellishments   Fabric Printing Tips
Personalized Embellishments includes step by step instructions on how to prepare and print fabric using Bubble Jet Set 2000.

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