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Old 1 Day Ago Nov 27, 2019 2:42:15 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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So the shop I work at has decided to make a clothing line of its own. This has been really fun, but problems to solve crop up of course. I'm here looking for help with one of those problems

Labels... We want to have a consistent tagless label used on all the pieces. In researching and asking other printers we know, we found that Plastisol Transfers might be a great option. But we need more info!

It's surprisingly difficult to find info on blank transfer paper, while custom or stock plastisol prints are everywhere. So, what are the highest quality plastisol transfer papers? What is the best USA supplier selling them, and the other products used in plastisol transfers?

Basically the pieces we are putting out are sweatshirts and simply screen printing a tagless label on that fleece inner part of the garment is so inconsistent and ugly. Hoping this solves that issue
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Default Re: Printing 1 color transfers for labels?

We've been printing our own plastisol transfers for 30 years. We use Arjowiggins T75 paper. You can also now get transfer paper from OneStrokeInks.com I recently did an order of 300 sweatshirts that were printed on the hoods so I did tranfers and pressed on my hat press. Much easier than trying to print on the hoods.
 
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Default Re: Printing 1 color transfers for labels?

If you don't usually do transfers I would just order them. It's not hard or complicated but requires precise temperature control.
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Default Re: Printing 1 color transfers for labels?

I have not done transfers in a long time , but I used parchment paper very cheap but works good . Like everything the pre curing time and temp is very important . If you are doing alot do a gang transfer sheet and be done with it
 
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Default Re: Printing 1 color transfers for labels?

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Basically the pieces we are putting out are sweatshirts and simply screen printing a tagless label on that fleece inner part of the garment is so inconsistent and ugly. Hoping this solves that issue[/FONT]

Transfers on fleece is not much less ugly. It's why you don't see a lot of tagless sweats.

Workarounds are 1) print 2 color transfers with a solid background block &/or 2) use clippers to shave away an area to have a bare surface to transfer/screen print.

Also, if you're a screen printer, why go through 2 steps to get tagless labels? It doubles your labor cost. Just screen direct on your garments.
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Also, if you're a screen printer, why go through 2 steps to get tagless labels? It doubles your labor cost. Just screen direct on your garments.
No it doesn't, you can use cheaper labor, temporaries, or have office staff or helpers press during slow times. That's what we did back when I was still pulling a squeegee, although we printed our own transfers. Plus hat presses are cheaper than printing presses. No need to tie up expensive presses and labor just for labels.
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