I have two printers the one gives better results in term of a picture probably because it has been used less. The printhead on the the one leaves streaks so it is a non starter. Auto cleaning printhead I don't think so. Anyway I tried a print on an old hankie just to get my feet wet. I gave it a wash today and the transfer did soften up and seems OK. Grey dog on a white background not bad. I am trying to keep the picture as close to the size so that the image is more dense. I have an old version of photoshop I got with a camera but I am trying to use the inherent paint program in windows 7. Anyone have any tips for me. I am thinking that a thicker material will also give better results. If it is applied well do you think the transfer will last? The transfer paper says 20 washes. Obviously I would like to have longer lasting. I do have an old iron flat and settings which would amaze anyone under 40 LOL. It is the best for iron in because no steam holes.