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I've tried a few transfers with the fuji and only ever managed to get one image to semi-work.
most just turn out to be a green/brown square on the paper, a common problem. From what I have been able to find out doing the transfer with fuji is almost impossible, it will work, but only under very specific conditions.

there was a discussion over on flickr with all the ins and outs, but from what I remember you have to do it in the dark, on non-acidic paper that has almost no tooth - so that would make it very hard to do it on any fabric I guess.

Your best bet would be to try a lift instead, but the the fuji is a bit more "plasticy" than polaroid, so isn't quite as soft... you may end up with quite a stiff section of material where the image is stuck. They also don't adhere as well as the polaroid emulsions , but this isn't that much of a problem. I usually use a matte acrylic medium to coat mine which dries clear and is very flexible.

I hope that helps
I've tested the emulsion transfers, and for some reason I've been able to do it fairly well. I get good adherence and OK Color. It's definitely not as sharp or as perfect as a normal print, but it comes out OK.

I don't do it in a darkroom, I just go into my bathroom with all the lights out and press it in with a brayer (or a drinking glass).

I am working on silk for this sculpture so the fabric is very smooth. My only major concern is if the image will fade or chip off after a while. Do you have any idea if that is the case?