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Projects wear your mark with iron-on tee-shirt labels
After building a wedding gift for friends, I wanted to mark the couple’s names and the date of their big day on it. I found that iron-on transfer paper—the kind used to print tee shirts and available at many office supply stores—provided a professional look for just pennies.
To make it work, first design your “imprint” using your computer’s word-processing software. (You’ll need to reverse or “mirror” the text so it reads correctly when ironed on to your workpiece). Then, print the label on the transfer paper and iron it onto a smooth, discreet place on your project.
—Robert Sawdey, Rockton, Ill.
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