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July 30th, 2014 06:06 PM
uncletee
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

jersey and gildan have some great polyester shirts now. vapor shirts are great, and we all miss softlink. love old old posts. good luck uncletee.
July 29th, 2014 06:48 PM
gravel
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

Over here in NZ we are seeing a big market trend with consumers towards sub dye tees-anyone else seeing that?
July 29th, 2014 08:38 AM
nayr
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

have anyone tried to use SOFTEX T-shirt using a sublimation paper for cotton and sublimation ink?
how does it works and what about the quality of print after few washes? i brought the sublimation paper from this site Sublimation Paper for Cotton
July 2nd, 2014 05:09 AM
Ice Titan
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

Can you use a gildan 50/50 for sublimation?
September 22nd, 2009 01:13 AM
koolkidsclothing
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrdavid
Ok I know I will get it for this but you can do 50/50 and cotton now with new transfer paper from china here is pic
whered you get your transfers and if you have bulk id like to buy some?
December 19th, 2008 10:58 AM
jamieleigh
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

imprints wholesale also sells the soft link shirts and some of their anvil shirts have the high poly content - i have used these for customers that want the light t shirt feel instead of the heavier softlink shirts - they are more costly than the vapor shirts you can get at conde.
December 18th, 2008 01:53 PM
rusty
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tssandiego
I cannot find any wholesalers who offer 70/30 or 65/35 blends. Can anyone post a link to any such site, it would be greatly appreciated.

I am also having trouble finding an online vendor with a functioning store that offers Vapor Performance shirts. I can only find the regular vapor shirts offered. Tho I can find plenty of descriptions of the Vapor performance material and it sounds pretty attractive. If only I could find some to buy.

Thanks
I get all of my Vapor performance apparel from either The Paper Ranch or Conde. Both are good companies and sell the performance apparel on-line.
December 17th, 2008 11:14 PM
tssandiego
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

I cannot find any wholesalers who offer 70/30 or 65/35 blends. Can anyone post a link to any such site, it would be greatly appreciated.

I am also having trouble finding an online vendor with a functioning store that offers Vapor Performance shirts. I can only find the regular vapor shirts offered. Tho I can find plenty of descriptions of the Vapor performance material and it sounds pretty attractive. If only I could find some to buy.

Thanks
October 21st, 2008 06:24 PM
TShirtLady.BIZ
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

I thought this was so helpful ! White Rain !

For cotton ,are you using inkjet transfers ..laser,chromoblast or something else ?
Do you have favorite papers ? I am a direct printer ( Flexi Jet-L)...But do lots of sampling for a toy company on all types of materials ..am always looking for new ways ..Thanks !
May 25th, 2008 01:36 PM
mrdavid
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

Ok I know I will get it for this but you can do 50/50 and cotton now with new transfer paper from china here is pic
May 24th, 2008 09:22 PM
grumpster
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

Some fabrics press better than others. Some of the looser knit ploys will flatten under the pressure of the press showing a "window" of your press. Tighter knits aren't as likely to be a problem. Also, you mentioned that your jerseys were a poly blend. If your press is running on the hot side, you could be burning the cotton part of your jersey or melting the poly. You might want to get some samples of different brands of jerseys and see what works best for you.


I can't recommend enough getting a good quality pyrometer and checking the accuracy of your press temperature in several areas of the press temperature. Many pressed, especially the foreign ones aren't very accurate and often have hot spots. Don't try to use one of those infra red non contact heat guns. They won't give you accurate results. Get a real pyrometer for accurate results.

You can get a pyrometer from knight among other places and it's well worth the investment. Once you know the accuracy of your press and if you have hot spots, you can begin the process of adjusting your temperature, pressure, and time.
May 23rd, 2008 08:42 PM
rusty
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jgrimes
I am new to the business of making t-shirts and uniforms and I could use some help! I print mainly soccer jersey's and they are more of a poly blend and the trouble I am having is that there seems to be a burn mark on every jersey I print. Some are more noticeable that others but I am not sure what to do, does any one have any suggestions?
Some material is just not suitable for DyeSub because it cannot withstand 400 degrees temps. If it's truly a burn, then all you can do is try to lower the temp and/or dwell time and see if you can get an acceptable result without burning the material. It may not be possible.
May 23rd, 2008 01:22 PM
jgrimes
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

I am new to the business of making t-shirts and uniforms and I could use some help! I print mainly soccer jersey's and they are more of a poly blend and the trouble I am having is that there seems to be a burn mark on every jersey I print. Some are more noticeable that others but I am not sure what to do, does any one have any suggestions?
September 5th, 2007 10:47 AM
paulo
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MotoskinGraphix
They would be the less expensive but dye-sub would give the best results.

David,

I took a look at some of your designs on the Tshirts. IMPRESSIVE. Do you guys do those with the sye-sub process you descirbed above.
March 26th, 2007 04:11 PM
MotoskinGraphix
Re: Does dye sublimation *have* to be on the polyester style tees?

They would be the less expensive but dye-sub would give the best results.
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