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Old March 17th, 2015 Mar 17, 2015 11:19:32 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default laser heat transfers versus screen printed transfers

I've just started using the Neenah laser light transfer papers with my Oki610. They come out quite well. My question is...is it better to order screen printed transfers from a vendor such as Ace or whoever...? Do the screen printed transfers last longer? I just haven't had enough time to evaluate how my laser transfers hold up over time and I have a potential customer who is interested. It will be a 5 color logo on light grey shirts if that matters. Thank you in advance, hope this isn't a stupid question.
 
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Default Re: laser heat transfers versus screen printed transfers

Apples to oranges. Plastisol transfers are just like a normal screen printed garment and should out last a laser transfer. PMS color matching is easily achieveable with Plastisol transfers but full color (CMYK) images are not ideal.

Laser = Full Color
Plastisol = 1 or 2 Color Designs
 
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Default Re: laser heat transfers versus screen printed transfers

Got it...thank you for your input.
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Default Re: laser heat transfers versus screen printed transfers

Lori. In general, screen printed plastisol transfers will be more vibrant over a longer time. Laser transfers definitely have their place for images with gradients or for small quantities.
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Default Re: laser heat transfers versus screen printed transfers

Ok, good to know. Didn't want to mis-represent myself to my customer. Thank you for your input.
 






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