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Bubble Jet Set FAQ

1. WILL THIS PRODUCT WORK ON MY PRINTER? 
This product will work with any printer including HP printers that use ink jet or bubble jet technology. You simply soak the fabric in the bubble jet set solution for 5 minutes --- Allow to dry. Then iron treated fabric to the shinny side of freezer paper. Once this is completed simply feed fabric through your printer exactly like a sheet of paper and you are done!

2. WILL THIS PRODUCT DAMAGE MY PRINTER? 
NO. This product does not effect the printer because it does not connect to the printer in any way. Be sure to remove any stray threads from the fabric before inserting it into the printer though.

3. DO I NEED TO PRE WASH THE FABRIC? 
This product was tested with many different fabrics and there is no indications that you need to pre wash the fabric before applying the bubble jet set solution. However, many crafters state they have seen better results with this process but it is not proven that this is true.

4. WHAT TYPES OF FABRICS WORKS THE BEST? 
This product was designed to work with 100% cottons and 100% silks. It may appear to work on other fabrics but the color loss will be greater when used with any fabrics other than 100% cotton and 100% silk.

5. HOW MUCH MUCH COLOR LOST SHOULD I EXPECT? 
This is very important to understand because the results may vary depending on what type of printer you may have. We have tested many different brands and have found that Cannon gives the least amount of color loss compared to any other printer. However, this also depends on what mode you print in because if your printer has the capability to put more ink on the fabric then your image will appear to be brighter. Simply the more ink the printer can put on the fabric the better the picture will be. Not all printers have this capability and it assumes it is printing on paper. The fabric will absorb most of the ink and it will appear to have faded but in reality the fabric is heavier than paper. IN ALL CASES WE HAVE FOUND NOTHING GREATER THAN A 10% COLOR LOSS FOR ALL PRINTERS.

6. SHOULD THE COLOR LOOK DIFFERENT ON FABRIC? 
Yes. The color will look different on fabric because of the density of the fabric. This process is no different than dyeing a shirt or a pair of pants. It is important to know that colors will look deeper on fabric and appear lighter on paper. Also, some detergents may have an effect on the inks. Results may vary. 

7. DOES THIS PRODUCT MAKE THE FABRIC STIFF? 
No and Yes. The fabric will be stiff when the treated fabric dries but when you wash in cold water the fabric will return to its nature feel and texture. 

8. CAN I REUSE THE PRODUCT? 
Yes. You can reuse this product until the last drop is gone. However you should not mix the 'used' solution with that remaining in the bottle. Put the used solution into another airtight container until you are ready to reuse it. Be sure to put the top on the bottle after you have finished using it.

9. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DRY THE FABRIC WHEN TREATED? 
When you soak your fabric in the Bubble Jet Set Solution the best way to allow the fabric to dry is to HANG DRY the fabric. However, many have found great results allowing the fabric to dry on a towel.

10. HOW LONG IS THE WAIT TIME BEFORE WASHING?
Bubble Jet Set 2000 will dry in 30 minutes!

11. CAN I BLOW DRY THE FABRIC WHEN TREATED? 
Yes. If you are in a rush and desire to dry faster. Simply blow dry the treated fabric (before printing) and in 3-5 minutes you are ready to iron to freezer paper and print. 

12. IS THE PRODUCT TOXIC OR DANGEROUS? 
Yes. This product is to be treated as a common house hold product. It can be opened in the house and you do not need any special precautions to use the product. But we recommend the use of rubber gloves and open windows when using. The product is 85% water and contains many of your local laundry detergent ingredients in it. 

13. CAN I WASH FINISHED FABRIC IN THE WASHING MACHINE? 
Yes. We recommend that you wash the fabric in the washing machine to finalize the setting process of the fabric.

14. WILL THE PRINTED DESIGN FADE WITH CONTINUOUS WASHING? 
YES YES YES. Remember, this process is just like dyeing a shirt and if you wash that shirt over and over again you will start to see fading in the colors!

15. WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF THE PRODUCT? 
The product was tested for shelf life for 1 full year.

16. WILL HEAT OR COLD EFFECT THE PRODUCT? 
Freezing is not recommended but is has no effect on the chemical compound. Extreme heat is being tested!

17. DOES THE WEIGHT OF THE FABRIC EFFECT PRINT QUALITY? 
Yes, the weight of the fabric has a big effect on the quality. In most cases the heavier the fabric the better the quality. (this also varies with each printer)! 

18. HOW MANY FABRIC SHEETS CAN I MAKE OUT OF 1 - 32OZ BOTTLE? 
It takes less than an 1/2 an ounce to make 1 fabric sheet. But in general between 32 and 50 sheets! 

19. FABRIC PRINTING VS PAPER PRINTING 
Paper printing will have a different effect on ink than fabric printing. The colors will appear to be different but in reality it is because of the change from paper to fabric. 


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