Easier and faster to use than similar transfer methods.
Also a cleaner.
Cons:The results are not as vibrant as some other methods of image transfer.
Strong orange odor.
The Bottom Line: It's my one and only image transfer method. As a cleaner? I feel I'd be wasting a great artist tool if I used it to clean my dirty house!
I have to admit that I didn't buy this to use for its intended purpose (cleaning) and instead bought it only after seeing online tutorials that swore it was great as an image transfer medium in art projects. In fact, I cannot honestly speak to its cleansing properties because I wouldn't know, it's too darn useful in art to use as anything else.
I have a laser printer. I had one project that was 'need to get it done now'. It required me to get an image from that printer onto fabric. I was finding that all of the print your own iron on papers do not work with laser printers (to the best of my knowledge this process only works on the types of inks you will find in laser printers and copiers). This left me with two options:
1. Gel medium (I tried this and with it could work with some patience and practice, it wasn't right for me or this project).
2. Citra Solv
Lucky for me, my local Sprouts does carry it. Within minutes of getting home I had my printed image on fabric (simply place the image ink down against the fabric with text reversed, brush a small amount of Citra Solv on top of the paper - enough for the image to show through, brush over that with a metal spoon firmly for several minutes, slowly remove the paper checking to be sure it transfered -- if it is then remove the paper and iron the fabric to set).
Citra Solv is a liquid, the bottle that it comes in has a lid about the same size as a soda bottle, meaning it will pour out quickly. Having been warned of this, I didn't peel off the inner lid, instead I poked a hole in the center of it with a toothpick, allowing me to better control how much is poured out at one time. I'd suggest considering the same if you'll be using smaller quantities.
This particular version does have a fairly strong orange odor. They make another version which is lavender. Same basic product, same uses, just a different smell.
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