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Old August 21st, 2014 Aug 21, 2014 8:33:55 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Transfer leaving ink on paper & a "distressed" look on one side of garmet

Hi Guys-

I'm new here.. just started an ETSY business about 9 months ago putting designs on baby Onesies.. so far it's going pretty well.

I have a simple Pro World 15x15 press, and I've been using the Clearsoft Paper Lights paper.

I have a weird problem.. when I press a printed transfer onto the front of a kids T-Shirt or Onesie.. it's fine. However, I offer an upgrade option to put a name & number on the back of the T-shirt.. and for some reason when I try to press this with the SAME shirt at the same temp, time & using the same ink & paper - it doesn't fully transfer. It peels and leaves some ink on the paper - showing a "distressed" look.

I've been pressing per Pro World's instructions for cotton - 375 - 380 degrees for 18 seconds at mid to hard pressure with a hot peel. I've done over 600 onesies - and this setting works perfectly - on the front.

I've ruined 5 shirts & 3 onesies doing this tonight.. and can not figure out why I can transfer to the front just fine, but not the back. I've tried pressing to the back of the shirt first- that didn't fix it. I tried lowering the temp to 355.. that was almost worse. I tried a cool peel - and that made it worse as well.. the transfer was almost stuck like glue.

Any pros out there with far more experience than I have that might know what I'm doing wrong? I'd upload a photo if I could figure out how..

Thanks for any help!
Erin
 






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