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Silkscreen

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Assemble the frame by aligning the numbers in each corner and securing with the provided fasteners. Be sure that the frame insert groove faces out.

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MAKE SURE TO MIRROR THE DESIGN IN SILHOUETTE STUDIO BEFORE CUTTING.

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Cut out your design from the heat transfer sheet making sure that the heat transfer is glossy side down. It is recommended that you center the design on the heat transfer sheet and ensure that your design measures 7.5 by 10.5 inches or smaller in order to fit the frame properly.

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Weed away the design (not the negative space) from the heat transfer material in order to create your stencil.

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With the heat transfer material glossy side down, place the silkscreen sheet on top and then iron for 20–30 seconds using the standard cotton setting.

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Once cooled, remove the glossy heat transfer liner.

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Cut a 2 by 2 inch square from each corner to allow the stencil to be secured in the frame.

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With the silkscreen side facing down, place the frame on top of the completed stencil and secure it into place by folding the edges upward around the frame and securing with the frame inserts.

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Place the frame with the silkscreen side facing down onto your fabric. Note: You should always practice on a spare piece of fabric before you commit to your final project to ensure proper technique and ink usage.

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Apply a line of fabric ink horizontally above the stencil spanning the width of the design. For best results, be sure to use enough ink to avoid having to make multiple passes. Some practice may be required.

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Using the squeegee tool, spread the ink down the stencil in a top-to-bottom direction using a smooth, uninterrupted motion. For best results, spread the ink in a single pass. If repeat passes are required, spread the ink in the same direction. Results may vary on projects using repeat passes.

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Lift the frame and the stencil off your fabric. Allow the fabric ink to dry and then set the ink by ironing.

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Rinse the stencil with water or wipe it with a damp cloth every 5–10 uses as needed in order to avoid clogs in the silkscreen. When finished, rinse the stencil and store it in a dry location for repeated use.