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    Body suits

    I am interested in printing and sewing my own custom body suits for 8 Mego figures. What kind of material is best? What are Mego body suits usually made from?
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    Polyester single-knit--"jersey." The closest thing today is available at Jo-Anns and is sometimes called Jet-Set.
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    Thanks, I am really interested in making more customs and sometimes the clothing options I have found online are limited. Is this the same material Austin uses to print his suits? I am wondering if there is any sort of fabric sheets I can buy that are made for InkJet printers. I'm just worried the material won't be "stretchy" enough and thus fit loosely on the figures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVintageToyKid View Post
    Thanks, I am really interested in making more customs and sometimes the clothing options I have found online are limited. Is this the same material Austin uses to print his suits? I am wondering if there is any sort of fabric sheets I can buy that are made for InkJet printers. I'm just worried the material won't be "stretchy" enough and thus fit loosely on the figures.
    I can't speak for Austin's stuff specifically, but custom printed suits tend to use less stretchy/ non-stretchy material.

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    Sounds good. Thanks for the reply.
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    I have used the inkjet fabric sheets before, they do not stretch at all, and some of the colors fade over time, especially black and gray colors.

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    Captain America still looks pretty good, but the Gray in The Admiral Kirk uniform faded badly. Don't know if this helps.These pics are from when they were first done years ago.

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    Thanks... does anyone know if they make inkjet fabric sheets that are stretchy in nature? The only ones I can seem to find are the cotton ones which is probably what you are referring to Spyweb007.
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    The cotton ones are what I used. I haven't seen any other types of fabric for inkjet printers.

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    I think cotton is all wrong for Megoesque bodysuits. MegoWGSH, almtysufx, and others are printing on the poly jersey I mentioned. FTC is, too.

    IIRC, a dye sublimation printer is needed to do this properly.
    Last edited by PNGwynne; Jan 23, '21 at 11:21 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyweb007 View Post
    I have used the inkjet fabric sheets before, they do not stretch at all, and some of the colors fade over time, especially black and gray colors.

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