FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WILL THE BUBBLE JET SET 2000 PRODUCT WORK IN 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 then allow it to dry. Then iron the treated fabric to the shiny side of the freezer paper. Once this is completed simply feed the 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 affect the printer because it does not make contact with the printer in any way.
3. DO I NEED TO PRE-WASH THE FABRIC?
This product was tested with many different fabrics and there is no indication 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 you will have a much greater color loss if you use any fabrics other than 100% cotton and 100% silks.
5. HOW 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 & Epson give the least amount of color lost 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 the assumption is that it is printing on paper. The fabric will absorb more of the ink than paper and your image will appear to have faded, but in reality the fabric is just heavier than paper. IN ALL CASES WE HAVEN'T FOUND ANYTHING 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 dying 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 the fabric it will return to its natural feel and texture.
8. CAN I REUSE THE PRODUCT?
Yes. You can reuse this product until the last drop is gone. It is important to remember 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 laying it flat on a towel. Do not hang over a line because that line will appear in printed image.
10. DO I NEED TO WAIT THE FULL 24 HOURS BEFORE WASHING?
Only with the Original formula. The new 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 it faster. Simply blow dry the treated fabric (before printing) and in 3-5 minutes you are ready to iron to freezer paper and begin printing. (Do not put in home dryer)
12. IS THE PRODUCT TOXIC OR DANGEROUS?
This product is to be treated as a common household product. You should use rubber gloves to protect your skin and have good ventilation just as you would with any household chemical. 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.
13. CAN I WASH FINISHED FABRIC IN THE WASHING MACHINE?
Yes you can wash the fabric in the washing machine to finalize the setting process of the fabric. However, if you are washing small squares please wash by hand because the machine will damage the fabric sheets! ( If you wash by hand please wash for 3-5 minutes and use the Bubble Jet Rinse with continuos agitation)
14. WILL THE PRINTED DESIGN FADE WITH CONTINUOUS WASHING?
YES YES YES. Remember, this process is just like dying 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 AFFECT THE PRODUCT?
Freezing is not recommended but has no effect on the chemical compound. Extreme heat will neutralize the product!
17. DOES THE WEIGHT OF THE FABRIC AFFECT 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 FROM ONE 32 OZ BOTTLE?
It takes less than an half and ounce to make 1 fabric sheet. But in general, between 40 and 50 sheets! Compare pennies per sheet to paying $2.00 - $5.00 a piece for pre-packaged 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.
THIS PAGE IS UPDATED WHEN NEW INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
Currently the product has not been distributed to small towns but we are locating new distributors which will be able to assist you in getting the product to your local stores and shops.
Why a 32 oz bottle ?
The product was Intended for the use of quilters and crafters alike. The goal was to allow you to get as many sheets as possible for a good price.
Who invented the product Bubble Jet Set ?
This product was invented by C. Jenkins Necktie & Chemical Company. The purpose of the product was to create a easier way to design and print handmade neckties.