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Default Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

Hello all. I'm new to this forum and forums in general so please forgive me if this has been discussed before. I've tried searching for the answer to the question I'm about to ask and have found nothing. So here goes.....

I was wondering if it is possible to print a design in color to inkjet heat transfer paper for lights then print a white layer of ink on top of that so I can press it onto a black or dark garment. I've seen diy dtg made of ordinary printers like Epson 1400 and they were able to print with white ink meant for real dtg printers. I don't want to try and make a dtg myself so I figured why not ask if anyone has tried white ink (not toner) on inkjet transfer paper meant for lights and press on black garments. Or maybe just include the white ink with the color ink for one print pass.

It works for laser dark paper with white laser toner so why not for inkjets? Any info about this would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

You mean switch out one of your color cartridges in your ink jet printer and have it be white?
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

Thanks for your reply, splathead. I would like to know more about swapping out 2 channels of ink for white. I saw a vid where one guy did this on an Epson 1400. He said he swapped out the light cyan and light magenta. So, because I know that this can be done I'm mostly interested in (for the moment) knowing if I would be able to print the white as an under base or print normally using white and colors and be able to print like that onto a heat transfer paper meant for light color garments and successfully heat press it onto a shirt.
 
 
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

If you've seen it done, my guess is the white would have to be a separate pass since it would have to lay on top of the colored ink design you've already printed.

Unless the printer is able to pull the paper back in and print a separate pass, you couldn't use your color and white cartridges at the same time.
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

I see. Do you think it will press onto a black shirt? The vid that I saw was only the ink part on a diy dtg and he did lay down the white first. I've never seen it done for heat transfers.
 
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

I Think you will have to try all DTG inks if you get that far. The regular inks are not water resistant until heat pressed, so a coat of W/B on top of a regular transfer print would probably be a blury mess. Then there is the pre-cure challenge.(probably in 2 stages) There are some places doing waterbase transfers(screened) but I here it's a lot trickier than plastisol. That's why so few companies are offering them. I'm curious to see the results, a lot of the best tricks in this industry were figured out by people who were told you can't do that, but they figured it out anyway.
 
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

Thanks, Printor. If I do get this going I will be sure to share the process and post pics. Just don't have the money to experiment right now.
 
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Hello all. I'm new to this forum and forums in general so please forgive me if this has been discussed before. I've tried searching for the answer to the question I'm about to ask and have found nothing. So here goes.....

I was wondering if it is possible to print a design in color to inkjet heat transfer paper for lights then print a white layer of ink on top of that so I can press it onto a black or dark garment. I've seen diy dtg made of ordinary printers like Epson 1400 and they were able to print with white ink meant for real dtg printers. I don't want to try and make a dtg myself so I figured why not ask if anyone has tried white ink (not toner) on inkjet transfer paper meant for lights and press on black garments. Or maybe just include the white ink with the color ink for one print pass.

It works for laser dark paper with white laser toner so why not for inkjets? Any info about this would be greatly appreciated.
Even if you could could kludge white inks into your printer ..

If you used paper for "light" tshirts like JPSS you still have the clear polymer not being "clear" on anything but white, so you end up creating a opaque transfer that still has to be trimmed or else you see the carrier.

So why not just start out with real opaque paper to start with? End result would be about the same without all the kludging.

If there were weedfree papers for inkjet still around then maybe ....
 
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

You'd need to find a paper like what they use for screen printed transfers, that will work with an inkjet. I thought I read a while back they were getting close to coming out with a decent weedfree for inkjet but I haven't heard anything lately. I know the stuff for laser is pretty limited. no gradients, just spot color.
 
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You'd need to find a paper like what they use for screen printed transfers, that will work with an inkjet. I thought I read a while back they were getting close to coming out with a decent weedfree for inkjet but I haven't heard anything lately. I know the stuff for laser is pretty limited. no gradients, just spot color.
There used to be a a decent weed free for inkjet but they took it off the market. It could work with gradients unlike laser weed free and regular toner.


You needed a laser for the masking, but the printed image was inkjet.

Video is old but describes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRfAKGbctyo

Interesting on your point about screenprint transfers, they are inherently weed free, but of course we never call them weed free even though they are. LOL
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

I learned something. Maybe there wasn't enough people with both printers to support the product. or those people can afford the printers that can do it all in one step.
 
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

Thanks guys. mgparrish I don't like the hand on opaque transfers and intricate are a hassle to weed. Perhaps I'll get my cameo back and do vinyl or something...and foil for darks. That and plastisol transfers until I can afford a tabloid size Okidata with white toner.
 
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Thanks guys. mgparrish I don't like the hand on opaque transfers and intricate are a hassle to weed. Perhaps I'll get my cameo back and do vinyl or something...and foil for darks. That and plastisol transfers until I can afford a tabloid size Okidata with white toner.
Good digital opaque transfers has always been the Holy Grail for us.
 
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Default Re: Printing with white ink onto an inkjet heat transfer?

I'm going after a more natural look of ink on fabric. DTG may also be in my future.
 






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