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[ADVICE] - Printing Marvel quality Comic Shirts

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Old June 15th, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 6:58:14 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Printing Marvel quality Comic Shirts

Hey there! I am completely new to this, and maybe I dont even post in the right place (my gosh this forums is HUGE), but I hope you can help me out. I want to start a small T-Shirt business and all the while I thought IŽd go for sublimation, as I thought "whoah, professional look. Doesnt look like a sheet of foil glued on a shirt at all, thats what I want".
Well, then I learned, this isnŽt for 100% cotton shirts, which I absolutely want. (I guess 180g Shirts should be good? The more weight the better?160g good too?).
Anyways, after learning this, I searched for "sublimation on 100% cotton" and found special transfer paper that allows such, however then I read this post from a veteran member of this forums on the topic:
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I have been sublimating going back to way before inkjet printers were even used. These schemes (sublimtation papers for cotton) have been around a long time.

REALITY 101.

JPSS inkjet transfer paper using pigment ink in a inkjet printer will get you the same or better results. Less opportunity for mis-applying, lower cost, great results. Don't need a poly shirt either.
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So, thats my aimed-for setup at the moment:
Epson 1500W, can use dye ink for sublimation, but pigmented ink for inkjet transfer aswell. Also it can be outfitted with a Bulk system (CISS) sparing tons of ink. Heard all but good things on this printer, so I will go for that one and the aforementioned transfer paper (which seems unavailable in germany where I live).

But heres the challenge, I want to reach below level of Quality somehow, what does it take to achieve that?, what technique is used here? I would have thought sublimation, but the shirt is declared 100% cotton:



Sorry if this is the wrong section, I dont know where to post/start, been researching this stuff a week NON-STOP and my head is exploding. Basically I want to achieve the quality-standart from above pictures (or something very close to it until I can afford going seriously "professional"). IŽd be very grateful for hints / tipps / setups as I want to print my own multi-coloured Comic Shirts with shown-above quality, and also on preferably dark (black) shirts. P.S.: how does one post images in this forums? The BB Code of the forums seems broken.

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Default Re: Printing Marvel quality Comic Shirts

im curious to know how this worked out for you?
 
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Default Re: Printing Marvel quality Comic Shirts

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Hey there! I am completely new to this, and maybe I dont even post in the right place (my gosh this forums is HUGE), but I hope you can help me out. I want to start a small T-Shirt business and all the while I thought IŽd go for sublimation, as I thought "whoah, professional look. Doesnt look like a sheet of foil glued on a shirt at all, thats what I want".
Well, then I learned, this isnŽt for 100% cotton shirts, which I absolutely want. (I guess 180g Shirts should be good? The more weight the better?160g good too?).
Anyways, after learning this, I searched for "sublimation on 100% cotton" and found special transfer paper that allows such, however then I read this post from a veteran member of this forums on the topic:
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So, thats my aimed-for setup at the moment:
Epson 1500W, can use dye ink for sublimation, but pigmented ink for inkjet transfer aswell. Also it can be outfitted with a Bulk system (CISS) sparing tons of ink. Heard all but good things on this printer, so I will go for that one and the aforementioned transfer paper (which seems unavailable in germany where I live).

But heres the challenge, I want to reach below level of Quality somehow, what does it take to achieve that?, what technique is used here? I would have thought sublimation, but the shirt is declared 100% cotton:



Sorry if this is the wrong section, I dont know where to post/start, been researching this stuff a week NON-STOP and my head is exploding. Basically I want to achieve the quality-standart from above pictures (or something very close to it until I can afford going seriously "professional"). IŽd be very grateful for hints / tipps / setups as I want to print my own multi-coloured Comic Shirts with shown-above quality, and also on preferably dark (black) shirts. P.S.: how does one post images in this forums? The BB Code of the forums seems broken.
did sublimation work on black cotton t-shirt?
 
 
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Default Re: Printing Marvel quality Comic Shirts

You can't sublimate dark garments, you won't see the print as it's a process that has no white ink in it. The print goes into the fibres of the garment. The Hulk t shirt is either a transfer, direct to garment but most likely a screen print
 
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Default Re: Printing Marvel quality Comic Shirts

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did sublimation work on black cotton t-shirt?
thanks for the reply.

these guys are confident that their product will work on dark cotton fabric, i have not tried - check their website White Sublimation Toner, Clear Transparent Labels, Waterslide Decals, Sublimation Transfer Inks, Toners and Heat Transfer Papers and Heat Transfer Presses
 
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Default Re: Printing Marvel quality Comic Shirts

The t-shirts is cotton material?
Maybe digital printing or discharge printing is better
 






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