Agreed. This is how I’ve used Inkodye in the past. It is tough to get a really good black, I have usually used a couple of printed transparencies stacked up. I wonder if painting a sheet of glass a dark color and lasering off just the paint would work? You’d get great light blocking and if lasered to just take off the paint, could re-use the glass pane after cleaning it up.
Just looking for different things to try. Direct to Garment printers look great, but I don’t do enough to invest in one (says the guy who dropped a bunch of money on a sight unseen Laser).
Inkjet printable transfer paper for light colored fabric works well. Much improved over the years.
I’ve also used Jet Dark Transfer Paper from Coastal Business.com for transferring to dark fabric. http://www.coastalbusiness.com/jetdarktransferpaper-85x1150sheets.aspx It has held up through a number of washings. The only problem is unless you weed it, you still have a white background after trimming closely. It is also very “crunchy” after coming out of the dryer, even at low heat. Cleans up nice if you press it with a protective sheet between the fabric and heat source.
One of the other threads referenced Laser Flex at Laser Bits. http://www.laserbits.com/laser-supplies/laserflex-heat-transfer-sheets.html. This looks great for detailed one color prints on dark fabric.
The long and the short of it is that any number of different things will work, depending on what you are looking for. The forum is a great place to brainstorm - like I did with the direct lasering of Inkodye.