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Old June 7th, 2006 Jun 7, 2006 11:44:46 AM -   #16 (permalink)
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I have a C60 epson stylus, can it be used to print the tranfers? I don't want to buy a new printer at this time if I don't have to.
 
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Old June 8th, 2006 Jun 8, 2006 8:27:12 AM -   #17 (permalink)
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that's ok. Rodney and friends have helped me.
 
Old June 9th, 2006 Jun 9, 2006 1:26:47 PM -   #18 (permalink)
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Hello Flygirl,

Tough answer. Best to my memory, there really aren't many people out there who will just print the transfers with the exception of the regular screenprinters and a few who will do sub transfers.

Sorry, not much help.

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Thansk for the info Fred! It's extremely helpful, just one question tho. If I have the art work but don't want to put print it on the transfer myself, what type of business is out there that can take the art work and create the transfers for me?
 
 
Old November 27th, 2006 Nov 27, 2006 2:54:54 PM -   #19 (permalink)
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This is one of the best posts yet. Explanations are very easy to understand & you, Fred, may have just increased a certain printer & ink business. You certainly made it clear to me about the ink/pigmented vs. HP which I just used in black only on a very small design on 4 sweatshirts for my brothers first NASCAR "race" this week (he's driving a car around an empty track with a real driver thank goodness). Anyway, I think for a one time event the HP ink will be okay. We'll use the sweat shirts to work in the yard after this week. Wouldn't want anyone to see the fading transfer since I'm trying to sell in the future. Again, thanks for your post. Great job. You should teach for money:):p
 
Old November 30th, 2006 Nov 30, 2006 4:52:27 AM -   #20 (permalink)
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Thank you for this very useful information. Please keep it coming
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Old November 30th, 2006 Nov 30, 2006 6:17:22 AM -   #21 (permalink)
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One thing that isnt mentioned is quality of print and pro results. Dye-sub is wonderful quality with no hand, cracking, washout. For one offs and custom work with pro results a dye-sub print is head over heals better than an epson transfer print when dealing with white shirts. The higher the poly count the better the print. Hanes softlink are ok but the new Vapor gear is better. Five dollar cost per shirt for unlimited colors at a retail price of $15 to $20 is still a good markup, especially if you can do them on the fly.
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One thing that isnt mentioned is quality of print and pro results. Dye-sub is wonderful quality with no hand, cracking, washout. For one offs and custom work with pro results a dye-sub print is head over heals better than an epson transfer print when dealing with white shirts. The higher the poly count the better the print. Hanes softlink are ok but the new Vapor gear is better. Five dollar cost per shirt for unlimited colors at a retail price of $15 to $20 is still a good markup, especially if you can do them on the fly.
What's a good dye-sub printer?
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What's a good dye-sub printer?
The same Epson printers that everyone uses....C88, 1280 etc with dye-sub inks and ink flow system..
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The same Epson printers that everyone uses....C88, 1280 etc with dye-sub inks and ink flow system..
How do you convert the printer? Or do you just buy different ink and where can you get it from?
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Old December 4th, 2006 Dec 4, 2006 1:43:05 PM -   #25 (permalink)
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AFAIK, it's just different inks on to a different paper. The process is more expensive because the shirts are going to be more expensive AND the ink will be more expensive. You'd need to get a bulk ink system and then some variety of dyesub inks; you might check out www.dyesub.org for more information.
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Default Re: Sell T-shirts 101 Chapter '1'

Thank you very much, it is a great starter reference. Much appreciated.
 
Old February 25th, 2007 Feb 25, 2007 7:23:21 AM -   #27 (permalink)
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You CANNOT use any sublimation ink heat transfer on 100% cotton! The sub ink 'gas' will adhere/absorb into any man-made fabric such as polyester, lycra, nylon, etc... It will washout on the first wash, on natural fibers such as cotton, linen ,wool, denim, etc!!!!!!

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Hi, I guess this would apply to bamboo fiber shirts too? Is screen printing the only alternative?

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Wow Fred, thank you ... great information ... I do have a question about the epson printers - we have a 2200 - will that work well and what inks would be needed? Would you advise at all buying a used Heat Press to start if one can be found and if yes, any ideas where to look and how to evaluate? I live in Arizona. So if one was testing the market as I am, at this point for a particular idea already designed, do you have a sense for what retailers expect to buy the shirts for, on average, from the artist? Or, is it better to consign and take a %? Have you done either or both?
 
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Fred - any suggestions on good sources for marketing T-shirts that buy outright? Is that the way it 'usually' works, or, what is expected or 'normal' ?
 
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Hi, I guess this would apply to bamboo fiber shirts too? Is screen printing the only alternative?

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You can use heat transfers on 100% cotton and bamboo t-shirts, you just can't use "dye sublimation" on 100% cotton.

You could probably also do direct to garment printing on 100% cotton or bamboo shirts.

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