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Old May 16th, 2019 May 16, 2019 6:26:03 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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I have tried to search for the answer to my question, but most of the ones I found have an older date, and I am thinking there are newer options available. I have about 20 light colored Gildan 100% tshirts that I need to press for a wedding in Hawaii. There is a name and a graphic for each one. I am wondering if there is a good quality self-weeding paper or film that I can use so that there is no residue left on the shirt in areas where there is no print. I have tried the Conde Reveal which is now discontinued and it does not look good at all. Here is the equipment that I have: Sawgrass SG800 Sublijet, Sawgrass SG400 ChromaBlast, Epson Echo Tank Inject 3700, HP Color Laser Printer, GeoKnight D20 Heat Press, Adobe Photoshop. Any and all help would be MOST appreciated as I need to get these shirts out the door by tomorrow.
 
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You can't sublimate on cotton, it will wash right off. Stahls offers printed vinyl https://www.stahls.com/full-color-digital-transfer. I know that won't help today but it is a future option.
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I'd go for the "FOREVER Laser Transparent" to be safe.
You could also try the Reveal-S sublimation paper, but I'm not sure if it is compatible with Sawgrass inks.
 
 
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Reveal S is not compatible with Sawgrass inks.
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Tag poly transfer from JDS
We use it anytime we need a full color print on cotton or dark poly
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I use the sawgrass sg800.. I need help!!!!!once I heat press, paper is stiff to peel and sometimes ink pulls off...I've tried different settings..375 at 30 to 40 seconds..the more time,the worst it gets...
 
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I use the sawgrass sg800.. I need help!!!!!once I heat press, paper is stiff to peel and sometimes ink pulls off...I've tried different settings..375 at 30 to 40 seconds..the more time,the worst it gets...

Give us more details:
Sublimation Ink?
What brand paper?
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Default Re: Printing on Cotton

I do print sublimation onto cotton using the Neenah Image Clip paper for both light and darks.
I also hold a US patent for this process so it is a myth that you can,t sublimate onto cotton. The key is ONTO.
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I also hold a US patent for this process .

How does a patent help you if I buy the paper and print a transfer on my sublimation printer?
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Joe, My patent has nothing to do with a paper but if it did and someone violated the patent it is like someone stealing your personnel belongings if they new it was yours.
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Joe, My patent has nothing to do with a paper but if it did and someone violated the patent it is like someone stealing your personnel belongings if they new it was yours.

What does your patent protect?
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Default Re: Printing on Cotton

My patent is printing with white toner on cotton apparel with sublimation dyes.
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