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[PLASTISOL TRANSFERS] - what is a plastisol (silk screen printed) heat transfer: a definition

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Old January 12th, 2008 Jan 12, 2008 6:09:36 AM -   #46 (permalink)
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Default Re: what is a plastisol (silk screen printed) heat transfer: a definition

Plastisol ink for plastisol transfers
plastisol; transfer paper as well
You need a screen printing set up to create the transfers
You need a heat preass to transfer the transfers

You can find the inks, paper and other supplies at Ace Transfer.
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Old January 21st, 2008 Jan 21, 2008 10:33:54 AM -   #47 (permalink)
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Default Re: what is a plastisol (silk screen printed) heat transfer: a definition

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hi,i'm new here and this kind of hobby, is plastisol used a deferent paper or a simple heat transfer paper(iron on) paper can do the job?

can i silkscreen the paper myself?

is there a special ink for plastisol?







why is it that this graphic looks white?sori for the noob question,just wanna learn something new

can anybody give some link for me: tutorial plastisol making,or like that

tanx in advance
Did you read the definition in the first post? It answers all of those questions

You can also read more about plastisol transfers here: plastisol transfers related topics at T-Shirt Forums
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Old January 29th, 2008 Jan 29, 2008 7:40:14 PM -   #48 (permalink)
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can anybody give some link for me: tutorial plastisol making,or like that

tanx in advance
heres a helpfull link for mr
hope it do u just
Printing Plastisol Transfers
 
 
Old February 6th, 2008 Feb 6, 2008 8:41:44 AM -   #49 (permalink)
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Hello, this is my first post and am interested in this plastisol~I do small pocket logos for a company with thermoflex and cut them on my plotter~it takes "forever" to weed these and I was looking for some other way~I want them to look like they are screen printed but NOT printed on a heat press vinyl (I have tried that) and it looks like a big plastic sticker stuck on the shirt. If I have the ready artwork in Flexi can I get them made somewhere???
 
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There are a few high end design techniques that might be hard with plastisol transfers, but for the most part, they can achieve similar quality.

Can you elaborate on which techniques might not be possible with plastisol transfers?
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Old April 3rd, 2008 Apr 3, 2008 9:38:51 AM -   #51 (permalink)
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This may be a sill question but I was going to try some of this plastisol stuff and was wondering, once you get your transfer is there any cutting involved (aroudn your image? or can you just lay the whole thing down and press?

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This may be a sill question but I was going to try some of this plastisol stuff and was wondering, once you get your transfer is there any cutting involved (aroudn your image? or can you just lay the whole thing down and press?

SORRY NEWBIE!!!!
You just lay and press. Then you simply peel away the entire paper transfer backing and you're done.
 
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sounds good, I tried another dark transfer tonight and did not have much success with cutting out the letters LOL, I really need to get a cutter!!!
 
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can i know how much it cost for plastisol machine?
 
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can i know how much it cost for plastisol machine?
Plastisol transfers are made with a standard silkscreen press. So if you are silkscreening now, you already have the machine. All you need now is paper, possibly special ink and some powder stuff, I think.

It's not an easy process, even for an experienced silkscreener. That's why most people farm it out to companies who only do plastisol transfers.
 
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I happened to experiment with Plastisol and create a Design where I had some Mix-Media (my favorite technique), so I created a Vintage Design made in Plastisol then added some foil vinyl transfer and some irregular stitches to experience a 3D look and feeling to this shirt. Now I'm thinking about producing it after a rigorous critique process of course. In other words, Plastisol rules!!!
 
Old September 9th, 2008 Sep 9, 2008 6:12:02 AM -   #57 (permalink)
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Plastisol may be overrated! I sent a simple full color design to one of the sites plastisol companies, they wanted $7 per sheet transfer. front back, standard t-shirt size. That did not include shipping. What could be the problem? Anyone know the average cost front back? At the $7 how can a person profit if trying to wholesale them? Seems to me an average wholesale price for a t-shirt is around $5-7.
 
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Default Re: what is a plastisol (silk screen printed) heat transfer: a definition

What are the sizes of your designs?

Since full color is the most expensive design to print (transfer or direct), you can order a higher quantity to bring your per transfer cost down.
 
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Front and back design we expect the back to be about 17 inches x 13 inches. front about 14x 11.
being new we were not exactly sure the shirt size we need but seems the back should go from middle of shoulder blade each size. On XXL it seemed about 17 inches. I am guessing we would want 2 sizes to accomodate the med- large adult also.
Being new maybe you can give feedback on how you know what size to make the transfer. I emailed to them the picture, and said front and back. Maybe there was a missunderstanding.
 
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Actually they said qty did not matter, it was the area I used makes the cost.
 






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