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Iron on transfers lexmark x1290

I want to print an iron on transfer and bought the ink jet type. when i print the image on plain paper it comes out fine. on the transfer it is completely blank...what gives?

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In your printer driver, select the highest dpi setting and the correct paper setting for your type of printer:

Iron-ons are very waxy and the ink may not adhere if not put on thickly. Bellow are some suggested printer settings. For the best results check your printer manual or with your printer's manufacture. CANON: T-shirt transfers.
EPSON: High quality glossy paper or special coated paper, depending on the model.
HEWLETT-PACKARD: High quality glossy paper.
Lexmark: T-shirt transfers.
IMPORTANT: Then set the paper thickness lever on your printer for standard paper. You want the ink nozzles very close to the page.

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    Printing Iron-on Transfers
    Load the iron-on transfers.

    With your document open, click File, then Print. The Print dialog box appears.

    In the Print dialog box, click Properties, Preferences (or Options).

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