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What are we gonna get for 'Er Indoors?
on 22 December 2012
I bought this product in order to personalise a couple of pillow cases for two small relations of mine, aged four and seven.
The instructions were clear and concise... too bad I didn't read them before getting cracking on the project. You're supposed to reverse the image on your computer before printing it off which, come to think of it is just common sense. I haven't got much of that though, hence my total failure in that department. Fortunately I was only dealing with images and not words. Words written backwards on unusual surfaces is a bit too much like 'The Shining' for my liking.
Having done ten rounds with an inkjet printer that wouldn't work for me until it had aligned itself, and which resolutely tried to defy me and align itself by printing a load of Japanese gobbledygook on half of my Iron On T -Shirt Transfer Paper Sheets (for which it spent ten minutes unplugged and on the naughty step while I had a quick run through every swear word I know), I finally had a collection of images printed off for the two pillowcases. No Justin Bieber or Harry Styles here, I'm proud to say. Nope - it's Arthur and Terry from 'Minder' that tick all the right boxes around here, although I have absolutely no idea why. Quite frankly, I'm a bit scared to ask.
The wizardry with the iron is very simple, once you've recovered from the shock of having to unfold the ironing board and actually plug the horrible little device in. The fact that the backing paper changes colour when you've done enough is invaluable. Not that such an effect is that unusual as far as me and my ironing are concerned. The difference is, we're not also talking about things actually burning, melting or spontaneously bursting into flames here. No, you just have to iron the transfer on, peel the paper off and that really is pretty much it. You too could have Terry and Arthur on your bed linen. No? No - I can't say I blame you. I think I'd rather have Terry and June... .