Joslin Photo Puzzle Co. 30 Piece Iron On Puzzle Kit (2-Pack), 7.5" x 9.5"
The Joslin Photo Puzzle Co. puzzle kit is a 30-piece home-made jigsaw puzzle you can make with any personal image or picture. You will receive 2 sets with your order. Each puzzle kit contains precut blank jigsaw puzzles and puzzle transfer paper. You will need an iron, a creativity software (for example The Print Shop or Microsoft Home Publishing 2000, etc.) a pair of scissors and a picture of your choice. Best results with simple photos or images with light, bright colors. Detailed instructions are included with purchase.
Tips to keep in mind before proceeding:
- For best results, use photos and images with light, bright colors. Avoid dark colors.
- Simple, clean images are recommended. Avoid images with excessive details and heavy shadows.
- Design must fit within the dimensions of the puzzle. If your design is larger, decide which part you will trim away and do so PRIOR to transferring it to the puzzle.
- Preheat the iron for at least 8 minutes prior to ironing. Press FIRMLY with the iron for successful transfer of the design.
- Allow puzzle to cool one hour after ironing before peeling away the transfer paper.
- DO NOT permit children to use this product without adult supervision.
You will need
- Puzzle (2 included)
- Cold Peel Puzzle Transfer (2 included)
- Print Creativity software (for example, the Print Shop, PrintMaster, Microsoft Home Publishing 2000, etc.)
- A Color inkjet printer (with user manual)
- A plain sheet of 8.5"x11" paper for practice
- Standard hand iron
- Clock or watch with second hand
- Smooth, hard, flat surface (do not use an ironing board or metal surface)
- Piece of cardboard (included)
- Adult supervision is required
Preparation of Blank Jigsaw Puzzle
Note: Place the cardboard underneath the puzzle while performing the following steps.
- While keeping the puzzle sheet intact, loosen the top, bottom and both sides of the puzzle. To do this, first place the cardboard underneath the puzzle. Hold the edges of the puzzle with both hands, and carefully move the puzzle back and forth, then switch and hold the top and bottom, repeating the movement.
- Next, loosen the inside pieces while continuing to keep the puzzle intact (and holding cardboard underneath). One row at a time, carefully press loops of the individual pieces up and down between your thumbs until they snap apart. KEEP THE PUZZLE INTACT.
- Choose Mirror, Revers, Flip or Back Print in the printer setup to print your image for the correct transfer onto fabric side of puzzle. (This step will not be required if the design contains no words or if your design software automatically makes this adjustment for T-Shirt transfer paper.)
- Test image by printing on a sheet of plain paper. Use the Plain Paper or Draft mode to conserve color ink.
- If satisfied with the draft, insert a single sheet of T-Shirt transfer paper into the printer with the blank side loaded correctly for your printer, making sure the paper is not curled or bent. BE SURE TO PRINT ON THE BLANK SIDE OF THE TRANSFER.
- Choose a Medium or High Resolution setting in your printer setup menu.
- Set paper type as Plain Paper or Transfer Paper.
LET IMAGE DRY COMPLETELY BEFORE CONTINUING.
- On the back of the transfer, measure and mark the dimensions of the puzzle. Using your scissors, trim away the unwanted portion on all four sides of the transfer. This will make the transfer the same size as the puzzle.
- Preheat iron on the highest setting for 8 minutes. Do not hurry-wait the full 8 minutes. DO NOT USE STEAM!
- Ironing surface should be flat, hard, solid and smooth. Do not use an ironing board.
- Place puzzle on top and cardboard and place copied transfer image face down on jigsaw puzzle.
- Quickly and firmly press the iron in a circular and constant motion for 2 minutes.
Make sure you press the edges of the transfer.
NOTE: Pressing firmly is critical! Otherwise the image will not transfer cleanly. Be sure to iron the corners and edges of the transfer completely.
- Immediately place iron aside. Allow the puzzle to cool for at least 15-25 minutes.
Removing Backing Sheet From Transfer
- Starting in one corner of the transfer, separate the backing sheet from the transfer and begin to pull it back slowly. Remove the backing sheet with steady pressure. The transfer should separate from the backing sheet and appear on the puzzle. Once the transfer has been transferred to the puzzle, you are ready to carefully separate the pieces of the puzzle. Do this slowly and carefully.
- Loosen and separate the puzzle edges. Holding the puzzle with both hands, carefully snap apart the edge pieces on all four sides of the puzzle until the edges are separated.
- Loosen and separate the rest of the puzzle, one vertical row at a time. Carefully push each puzzle loop back and forth with your fingers until it snaps apart. Repeat this motion with the edges of each puzzle piece until they separate.
- Go on to next vertical row and repeat this process. DO NOT PULL HARD and do this slowly and carefully!
- Now you can put the puzzle together and enjoy!
To Avoid Burns, Use Extra Caution While Ironing:
- Do not touch hot surface of iron
- Do not touch transfer while ironing
- Do not permit children to use this product without Adult supervision
- Never leave hot iron unattended
|Product Type||Toner Cartridge|
|Shelf Life||24 Months|
- Cartridge Types
- Ink & Toner Basics
- Number of Pages & Shelf Life
|Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges||Remanufactured Cartridges||Compatible Cartridges|
|Description||OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon.||Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill.||A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.|
|Price Factors||Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges.||Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch.||Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.|
|Quality||Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer||High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.||High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.|
|Ink Cartridges||Toner Cartridges|
|Printer Type||Work with inkjet printers||Work with laser printers|
|Material||Liquid ink||Dry powder|
|How it works||Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface||Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page|
|Commonly used by||Casual home users, small business and photographers||Large businesses and schools|
|Number of Pages You Can Print||A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.|
|Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life||Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.|
|Cartridge Care and Storage||Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.|
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