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Hi. I'm as new as you can get to T-shirt printing and so I know nothing 馃榾 I have a small inkjet printer that only does A4 prints and have just used heat transfer paper for the first time using a cheap iron. I'm fairly happy with the results, but there is some blotchiness to the colours here and there, see pic. What might be causing this? Not enough heat/pressure when I iron? Also, if I was to upgrade my printer should I go for inkjet or laser printing?
Thanks in advance, Rob.

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Hi. I'm as new as you can get to T-shirt printing and so I know nothing 馃榾 I have a small inkjet printer that only does A4 prints and have just used heat transfer paper for the first time using a cheap iron. I'm fairly happy with the results, but there is some blotchiness to the colours here and there, see pic. What might be causing this? Not enough heat/pressure when I iron? Also, if I was to upgrade my printer should I go for inkjet or laser printing?
Thanks in advance, Rob.
yay this thread got some picture :D
are you using transfers for inkjet or laser? Are you printing with laser or inkjet?
I'm using Inkjet printer and inkjet appropriate transfer paper.
Before upgrading your printer it may be best to ditch the iron and buy a heat press. Uneven temperature/pressure from the iron is probably causing the blotchiness.
Thanks. I thought that. Also I have just washed one and the transfer has wrinkled, detached from shirt and lost some colour so I definitely need to sort out my heat source before anything else.
Thanks. I thought that. Also I have just washed one and the transfer has wrinkled, detached from shirt and lost some colour so I definitely need to sort out my heat source before anything else.
Yes, the press allows much higher pressure than an iron too and, once set up properly, produces very consistent results.

Then, of course, it will always be helpful should you expand into using heat transfer vinyl or other transfer methods.
Would this be adequate? I'm not looking to produce huge volume and these seem to be the sort of 'starter' heat press.
Oops forgot to attach the pic. Is this worth getting as a 'starter press'?

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