I have another image that I printed out using the TAP paper. I did it for our ATASDA group. We were meeting just before the Moomba Festival and the challenge was to produce something for that theme. As usual, I was wanting an image straight away, I hadn't given myself time to really work on a design. And I was in the midst of trying to work out the best way to print out some fabric using the home printer.
The colours have come up much brighter than my swan images, both the TAP one and the treated cotton one. It is actually quite good colour, much more intense than the ones I had produced using the swan images. As I had used a different image, it didn't really tell me how the different image transfer techniques compared.
That's the trouble with trying to compare products, you should only change one thing at a time but I am too impatient and want to use the fabric in a particular way - NOW.
Perhaps I will take the time to do some proper experiments, making sure I use the same base fabric, the same computer settings, the same image, the same hue and saturation settings, etc. I will have to stop being frugal and say that I am experimenting, not trying to produce fabric for use in a specific quilt or artwork.
And I'll have to make sure I use the proper iron settings - here is an example of what happens when you forget to turn off the steam when using the TAP.
And here is what happens when you forget that you are using a transfer technique and you should have reversed your text (and the whole image, really).
Fortunately I had done the above two images rather small so I didn't waste a lot of TAP and fabric.