OverLoad wrote:I've been wanting to do this too, however I was always unable to find this "broadcloth" I hear so much about! Maybe I could try again soon, because that cape looks great!
ludzik wrote:$4.13 and I have enough material for 2 or 3 hundred capes and enough liquid for maybe 60+ capes
Quickblade22 wrote:Those capes look pretty good. Your question about apIlying the liquid to the broad cloth and then feeding it through printer is interesting. Let us know if you decide to risk it. With the success you've had on the simple cape, and the cost seeming pretty low, you should be able to experiment with other cape and cloth designs. I hope to see more results of your experimenting.
Str0ngbad wrote:I can't remember if there was any special method for running it through but I know you can print on broadcloth with a laser jet. Dave even does a little of his stuff with a laser jet I believe. If you try it, remember that the color of the cape will affect the apparent color of the print. It works best with dark printing on a light colored fabric. I look forward to seeing your results!
ludzik wrote:I've been wanting some "cheap" capes for a while. They would be mainly used for the foot soldiers and my current squad that I'm trying to outfit (of 14) could get expensive if I was to go out and bought them.
I took broadcloth, ironed it to get the kinks out, applied (lots) of the anti fraying liquid, then cut out with scissors using the stencil and punched holes using my harbor freight hole punch. Afterwards I applied another layer of the anti fraying liquid and... voila
I think I'm happy with the results... considering I can make couple dozen of them: bought 1 foot of the cloth and a two pack of the liquid and used a 50% off coupon (@ JoAnn's Fabrics) on each item
Btw, I'm also experimenting now with my wife's clear nail polish (shhh don't tell her ) I applied a good layer of it on a piece of broadcloth and I"m waiting for it too dry
Oh yeah, one thing I'm wondering about is what would happen if I was to apply the liquid to half a page and fed that through my laser after it dried... theoretically it should print, right?
ludzik wrote:How long does it take you to cut this shape out with scissors ? + about 3 minutes per cape for applying the liquids.
Edit: forgot to add drying time. About 2-3 hours for the anti fraying stuff and overnight for nail polish.
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