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Forum: Heat Presses - Equipment August 5th, 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By akar
Re: First heat press..which to go with?

We have 2 presses and definitely prefer the swing away. Much easier to use if you have the space and presses perfectly flat. They're both Geo Knights and work very well. We've printed thousands of...
Forum: General T-Shirt Selling Discussion July 13th, 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By akar
Re: Quick Pricing Advice Please

It's a pretty common standard to give consumers a "sign on" discount. Think stores like Target that give a discount on your purchases when you open a credit account with them. It's just a hook,...
Forum: General T-Shirt Selling Discussion July 10th, 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By akar
Re: Quick Pricing Advice Please

Yeah - that's A LOT of T's to heat press! Be a lot cheaper screen printed.
Forum: General T-Shirt Selling Discussion July 10th, 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By akar
Re: Quick Pricing Advice Please

That's a good start. I worded mine like, "I'd love to give you this one time discount on your first order and secure your future orders at regular price, for which you'll recieve great customer...
Forum: Heat Presses - Equipment July 10th, 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 843
Posted By akar
Re: Deciding on a heat press

My advice, if you have the space, is to get a Geo Knight auto opening swing away press. They're much better than clam shells.
Forum: General T-Shirt Selling Discussion July 10th, 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By akar
Re: Quick Pricing Advice Please

I have done something similar before and I told them that it was a "First time order" discount and that it would apply to those who promised to use my business for all of their future printing/design...
Forum: Dye Sublimation July 8th, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 12,306
Posted By akar
Re: mug press help/faded image

I use the same paper and mugs. From the looks of your transfer paper in the background, you might be pressing them too long. Try to bump the time down by 20 seconds, then 30 seconds and see if that...
Forum: Heat Press and Heat Transfers July 6th, 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 2,443
Posted By akar
Re: print and cut transfers

If you still need it, Transfer Express can make them without white outlines.
Forum: Dye Sublimation July 6th, 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,715
Posted By akar
Re: Equipment recommendations for a starter?

I would buy the Epson WF7110 here: .:: Cobra Ink Systems::. This is where the term CIS began (http://cobraink.com/) with dye sub inks and CIS system already installed and you get great support from...
Forum: Dye Sublimation July 6th, 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By akar
Re: Sublimation paper recommendation?

We use Conde's transfer paper for most things, like mugs, but TexPrint for tiles and other substrates. Have fun and experiment with different types and you'll find what you like very quickly.
Forum: Heat Presses - Equipment July 6th, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By akar
Re: Best Heat Press to start tshirt biz

We have two Geo Knight presses and both work very well. Personally, I wouldn't go smaller than 16" x 20" and there are a few good brands out there but I prefer Geo Knight.
Forum: Graphics and Design Help July 6th, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By akar
Re: Help!! Need starter advice!

I was where you are at one point. I'm also an artist and now I do a lot of graphic art for people so I've just learned to use Illustrator for logos and branding and Corel Painter for my own, more...
Forum: Graphics and Design Help July 2nd, 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,767
Posted By akar
Re: Graphic Designer pricing

I know, right? So, I just keep the designs if they don't want to pay for them and use them, often with little or no changes, for other jobs. I generally make more money on the designs (by reselling...
Forum: Graphics and Design Help June 30th, 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,767
Posted By akar
Re: Graphic Designer pricing

A little more - you can call local design companies and ask what they'd charge, then find a real artist and pay what they're worth. If you're good at selling your ROI will be a lot more than you...
Forum: Graphics and Design Help June 30th, 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,767
Posted By akar
Re: Graphic Designer pricing

Graphic Art is my specialty and I don't do anything cheap. I was just told by a client that they went to 3 large companies before coming to me and paid quite a bit to get work that was not exactly...
Forum: Dye Sublimation June 30th, 2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,832
Posted By akar
Re: Appropriate heatpress size for tshirt print

Shirts that are large enough to fit over the platen we put over the platen. Once we have the "spot" for the foam we tape it down from underneath with heat tape then carefully place each shirt on the...
Forum: Dye Sublimation June 29th, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 12,306
Posted By akar
Re: mug press help/faded image

Paper stuck to the mug usually means too hot and/or too much time. Fading at the edges may be due to uneven pressure. Be sure that your mug is positioned in the center of the mug press heating...
Forum: Dye Sublimation June 29th, 2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,832
Posted By akar
Re: Appropriate heatpress size for tshirt print

We always use Vapor foam. With the foam you don't have to print on large pieces of paper. Sometimes we even tear the paper around the image so that it doesn't have any straight lines to leave that...
Forum: T shirt Printing Issues June 29th, 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By akar
Re: Having trouble finding the correct Ink to use, please help?

Cobra ink has the drop in cartridges for many Epsons and they're refillable.
Forum: Dye Sublimation June 25th, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By akar
Re: New to Sublimation

The printer will work if you get sublimation inks. Look them up here: .:: Cobra Ink Systems::. This is where the term CIS began (http://cobraink.com/)
If you have a business license you can get a...
Forum: Graphics and Design Help June 25th, 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By akar
Re: Design and Printer Help for Newbie

I have 3 Epsons and I think they're the best. You'll use pigment inks to print transfers and, as mentioned above, this is the best place to get them: .:: Cobra Ink Systems::. This is where the term...
Forum: T shirt Printing Issues June 25th, 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By akar
Re: Having trouble finding the correct Ink to use, please help?

You'll need pigment ink - go to .:: Cobra Ink Systems::. This is where the term CIS began (http://cobraink.com/) - call them if you need more help/guidance. They're spectacular!
Forum: Dye Sublimation June 25th, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 12,306
Posted By akar
Re: mug press help/faded image

Wow - I don't do any of that. I just use butcher paper from Costco to wrap over the image/around the mug and press for 3.5 min. I've done runs up to 200 and never had any of those problems or had...
Forum: Dye Sublimation June 25th, 2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,832
Posted By akar
Re: Appropriate heatpress size for tshirt print

Personally, I would save up for the 16x20 press, or even borrow the "overage" because it will return your investment faster, last longer and open you up to jobs that you'd have to pass on with the...
Forum: Dye Sublimation June 24th, 2015
Replies: 36
Views: 5,832
Posted By akar
Re: Appropriate heatpress size for tshirt print

We have a 16x20 air automatic press and a small, 12x12 press. We almost always use the larger press, even for kids shirts because the heat is more even and its easier to use. I'm really glad that...
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