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Old April 24th, 2006 Apr 24, 2006 7:34:17 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heat transfer vs. screen printing

A few years back the heat transfer method got you a shirt with a design that was a little stiff and didn't wash as well as something that was screen printed. Can you do the heat press method nowadays with better results?

I'm wanting to make high quality printed shirts like you'd buy at a department store with high quality cotton t-shirts, but keeping the costs down. Any suggestions? Also suggestions on presses and inks?

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Default Re: Heat transfer vs. screen printing

Hi Mike, you can look through some of the past threads in this forum for suggestions on presses and inks while you wait for an answer to your specific thread. There's lots of info on heat press already posted here that might help you.
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Default Re: Heat transfer vs. screen printing

Something Ive been looking into is a product called Spectra 2. It claims to have a screen printed finish. Im just trying to see if theres another product to compare it to. Hope that helps.
 






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