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Any reviews on FM expressions 15 cent transfers?

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Old April 9th, 2014 Apr 9, 2014 11:38:21 AM -   #46 (permalink)
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Default Re: Any reviews on FM expressions 15 cent transfers?

Yeah I use ryonet plastisol transfer paper and there opague plastisol ink I like the outcome.
 
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Old April 9th, 2014 Apr 9, 2014 11:59:28 AM -   #47 (permalink)
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Default Re: Any reviews on FM expressions 15 cent transfers?

I've never had a problem with them at all. They are thicker than I really care for, but for lettering and simple designs where you need an opaque product, they are perfect. Their price did go up to $22 base and they do overcharge for shipping by like $5. But I don't think they are unusable in any regard.

Lately with any color but white I have been using Seay Graphics. Their white is like a color magnet and it is nice and thin, but it's almost like it grabs color off the shirt a day or two after it's pressed. F&M Doesn't do that at all.

I would also add that their pressure should be medium and not firm. I press on an air press and use 60lbs. I only press once and peel, that's it though. If you overheat or press the mess out of them then they will crumble over time. I've never seen two washes crumbling, but have seen 6 month cracking and not so much after I quit over pressing and double pressing. I'm in the process of finding a better white supplier that prints thin and is opaque AND doesn't act like magnet for shirt ink. But for cheap shirts (there are plenty who are looking for value product) it's hard to beat F&M's deal. If someone is having problems with their transfers and would like a 2nd opinion, I would be happy to test press. Maybe I've just been lucky with them and if so, I hope my luck continues.
 
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Default Re: Any reviews on FM expressions 15 cent transfers?

Do they use the same ink for the 15 cent as the athletic formula? I ask because when I print samples I had from F&M, the stretching is good but when I stretch some of my 15 cent designs (white letter print) it cracks. I'm trying to figure out if I need to up the heat even more being that the letters are a tad thick or what
 
 
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Terrible customer service. Bought 100 transfers two different designs. Neither would adhere to Gilden 100% cotton t-shirts. Tried to contact them but so far no response or help. Buyer Beware!
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Default Re: Any reviews on FM expressions 15 cent transfers?

I have been using them for years and only had problems with the grey ink as far as cracking. From what I was told, and discovered after experimenting a bit over the years, is I was over heating them a bit, which lowers their washability. You should double check your heat settings or pressure settings. Someone else was complaining about the design not transferring evenly, but it turns out they were using a pillow between the layers and you cannot not get even pressure like that for any type of consistency when using screen printed heat transfers. I have never had a problem with customer service either. They may take a couple of hours to get back to you, but they have always answered every email I have ever sent quickly and have never been anything short of helpful. Good Luck. I'm sure they will get you taken care of.
 
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Default Re: Any reviews on FM expressions 15 cent transfers?

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I use the F and M transfers as an affordable, on demand one color option. They seem to hold up well to washing (turn em inside out) and are easy to apply. I stock the customers transfers for them.

Although the 15 cent product is a good deal for a full page design, we buy more of the maximum sized product and gang them. If you do the math, you make out on the gang run as soon as you get 3 or more designs on the largest page option. Perfect for a text type shirt. I buy 100 at a time.

The funny thing is, F and M gangs them. If I don't use the full sheet on the 15 centers, my transfer papers come in undersize! Too funny.

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Hi:
Thank you for posting about your experience. I am very new to the game and have a design that is roughly 2.5-3in X 10in. Would you suggest using the gang option as opposed to the .15 deal? I'm really not sure what is the best way to go. Thanks for your help
 






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