Bramley Hants Ironing


By KJB, Oct 4 2014 08:27PM

What NOT to do with your ticket!

Ironing is a little like Marmite; you either love it or hate it (I hate it!). Some people will avoid it at all cost, buying non-crease clothes where possible, and others seem to want to iron everything….including lottery tickets!

It turns out that some of our iron loving players have had a bit of a shock whilst attempting to de-crease their beloved tickets – when the iron touches the paper it turns it black. So to prevent more people getting a shock we thought we’d explain why this is!

Our tickets are actually made from thermal paper – the same found in till receipt machines, which means that tickets are printed by applying heat to the paper, rather than ink.

So, as some of our players have discovered, by using an iron you apply heat to the entire ticket, which turns it black. This can cause problems if you have won!

The good thing about using thermal paper is that we don’t have to use ink. This means that we all save resources and help the environment and, if you dunk your ticket into your glass of orange juice it won’t run…NOT recommended!

We use paper from sustainable Eucalyptus forests, which are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and all tickets are reyclable. So by putting them in a recycling bin they can be used again to make anything from paper cups and note pads to dresses!

Just remember to keep your ticket away from the ironing board.

By KJB, Sep 6 2014 06:12PM

Some tips and Tricks to do the ironing...better still let someone else do it - Bramley Hants Ironing 07833 882141

Toss it back in. If things do sit too long in the dryer, add a damp towel and run the dryer for a few minutes to loosen the creases.

Put it in the fridge. If something is badly wrinkled and you don’t have time to iron it, roll the item in a damp towel and put it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until you’re ready to iron.

Iron blends at a lower temperature. If an item is made of more than one type of fabric, use the cooler fabric setting: polyester, for cotton-­poly blends, for example.

Iron linen twice. For crisp-looking linen, first press it on the high setting with steam; then, with the steam setting off, go over it with a dry iron.

Be careful with raised patterns. Items with eyelets, embroidery, or other raised patterns should be ironed facedown, with a towel underneath, so the pattern isn’t flattened or warped.

Knits need special attention. Wool items cannot usually be ironed with steam. Press acrylic knits instead of moving the iron in circles or straight lines, which could stretch the fabric.

Don’t iron velvet. Use the burst of steam or the vertical steam function to smooth out wrinkles without flattening velvet’s lush pile.

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