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Old July 17th, 2007 Jul 17, 2007 10:13:02 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Question Transfers wash and peel!

Hi Peep!

I heat pressed two t-shirt with two different transfer papers by following all instructions sent with the transfers used.

After pressing them they looked perfect and felt great. I washed them and the colours were still brilliant with no runs or fading what so ever.

The only problem was that one was wrinkly and both transfers peeled away from the t-shirts, and in parts I could pull them clean away from the t-shirt.

Now, I did everything to the book and made sure that the pressure of the heat platens on my basic clam press was so snug against the t-shirts that it was job in itself to release to open.

Can anyone tell me what they think could be the problem?
 
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Old July 24th, 2007 Jul 24, 2007 4:16:44 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Transfers wash and peel!

Did you use an inkjet transfer paper? Maybe the problem was in the quality of the transfer paper.
 
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Default Re: Transfers wash and peel!

[quote=fiddie;140598]Hi Peep!

The only problem was that one was wrinkly and both transfers peeled away from the t-shirts, and in parts I could pull them clean away from the t-shirt.

Now, I did everything to the book and made sure that the pressure of the heat platens on my basic clam press was so snug against the t-shirts that it was job in itself to release to open.
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I press at 370°, 14 seconds, medimum to heavy pressure and peel immediately at 180° back over itself from corner to corner. This is with an inkjet using Magic Mix inks and MagicJet (Transjet ll) paper. Over 15,000 transfers with no peeling problems. If it was a Laser printer, I can't help you with that.

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Default Re: Transfers wash and peel!

I would check with manufacturer specs if it is a hot peel or cold peel. Hot peel, you have to peel the paper as soon as you pick up the handle, cold peel must cool down completely before you peel the paper, if you peel it off while hot, the paper will comes off also. Quality of tranfer paper is another, either laser or inkjet transfer. I have both and didn't have any problem with peeling off. Normally when peeling off is the problem, it is cause of either heat or pressure, but most of the time is pressure, I would go a bit heavier with my pressure specially when going with dark shirts. Going a bit higher heat is not bad also, in fact, on my transfer for darks, I tend to go up to 5 degree hotter than specs and about 2 deg. on whites. Hope this helps.
 
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Wink Re: Transfers wash and peel!

Thanks for the replies.

The instructions dont mention anything about peeling it whilst still hot or to wait for it to cool down. I was previously and casually waiting for it to cool abit before peeling.

I've now tried peeling straight away, whilst hot and it's now perfect. Problem solved.

Thanks, advice well appreciated.
 






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