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I've just got my 24" PCut up and running, With the intention of doing Ts as well as vinyl signs and decals.

With my research, I see that ThermoFlex and Easyweed are two popular known brands to use for heat press.. But for the life of me, I cant seem to find it Hear in Aust..

And the Heat press seems to be the easiest and most cost effective route for starting out?

So I thought to ask, What is every one els hear using?

For the time I'm only looking at doing short runs..
Tho I already own a handful of screens waiting in the future.. But there not practical just yet.

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I've just got my 24" PCut up and running, With the intention of doing Ts as well as vinyl signs and decals.

With my research, I see that ThermoFlex and Easyweed are two popular known brands to use for heat press.. But for the life of me, I cant seem to find it Hear in Aust..

And the Heat press seems to be the easiest and most cost effective route for starting out?

So I thought to ask, What is every one els hear using?

For the time I'm only looking at doing short runs..
Tho I already own a handful of screens waiting in the future.. But there not practical just yet.

Dan
It all depends on the complexity of the design, me personally use almost everything even though i don't have much on my website i use heat press vinyl,screenprinting,inkjet heat transfers,and plastisol transfers.

But if your doing short runs i would recommend you to use custom made plastisol transfers for your designs it's identical to screen printing same soft feel.:)
 

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Plastisol transfer is something I've got in mind for the future. And I have a great book on screen printing, that instructs how to print your own Plastisol transfers..

I'm not too sure IF, any one hear in Aust even offers 'Custom orderd PT'?..

Looking at your website is the type of thing I have in mind for the start.. Simple text and graphical styles.
So Heat press Vinyl would be ideal for me.. But all I can seem to find hear is PromaFlex. And it doesn't seem to come in a great deal of colors?
 

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I'm not too sure IF, any one hear in Aust even offers 'Custom orderd PT'?..
I know there are some, but they're not as easy to find as they are in the US. Often the printer doesn't even advertise that they offer it. As far as I know there aren't any big companies with easy to find websites who just specialise in it like there are in the US. But there are plastisol transfer printers in Australia.
 

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just received my first transfers from proworld and they are brilliant there is no way you could do these designs unless you were truly a pro which im not. i ordered on thurs and received them at my door in lismore on wed. i ordered 80 cost 125 +44 shipping worked out at $2 a transfer which is worth it.that maybe the way to go it is for me, it will definitely support my dye sub business
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I have used Stahls Pacific It is OK but a pain to weed.. Wouldn't use it (other than the reflective silver which is different) for anything intricate, big letters just about drop off when you are weeding. Keep in mind with vinyl while it is "easy" it is also pretty expensive, especially when you are learning, no big deal just make sure you look at your costs when pricing things, and remember the waste, it is too easy to go the film is x wide by x high so I can fit x designs on it.. remember to leave room for cutting/weeding and of course it pays to have a play with the layout of your stuff BEFORE cutting... trust me lol
 

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just received my first transfers from proworld and they are brilliant there is no way you could do these designs unless you were truly a pro which im not. i ordered on thurs and received them at my door in lismore on wed. i ordered 80 cost 125 +44 shipping worked out at $2 a transfer which is worth it.that maybe the way to go it is for me, it will definitely support my dye sub business
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Now THAT has potential!

Die-Sub would be a great option over Vinyl.. Cheaper if any thing els, Just not yet.
 

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just received my first transfers from proworld and they are brilliant there is no way you could do these designs unless you were truly a pro which im not. i ordered on thurs and received them at my door in lismore on wed. i ordered 80 cost 125 +44 shipping worked out at $2 a transfer which is worth it.that maybe the way to go it is for me, it will definitely support my dye sub business
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Hi Rob, if thats ProWorld in New Jersey, U.S.A. that pretty damned good! Are they that quick with every order?
 

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I've been ordering gear from the states for a while now on and off. Most times I have had the product hear with in 9 to 12 days. Only once did I wait a touch over, 14-16 days?... But I put this down to Aust Customs.

Gone are the days of waiting for months for our stuff to arrive hear. (As I heard the stories as a youth)
 

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Hi Dan, yer I have been around long enough to know those stories of by heart! The worse where the motorbike dealers back then. Rob is out at Lismore so once the order hits Sydney it still has to go the extra miles! I think NJ to Lismore in a week is a good effort!
 
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