I've used a vinyl cutter with an optic eye, to contour cut around complex edges. I've also sub contracted dtg.
Oh right. So with white shifts the background will slowly fade and for dark shirts using opaque i need to cut around the edge either with scissors or a contour cutter and then reline up when pressing?Exactly how it works. That's the drawback with opaque transfers.
It looks like a sticker because that's what it is. If you're going to offer JPSS print shirts you need to keep some samples around to set the customer expectation.I tmake the shirt look like a sticker has been stuck on instead of a printed design.
I see. I dont mind the background showing if the edge vanishes as you said after a few washes. But is there a transfer paper then that does not leave this edge.It looks like a sticker because that's what it is. If you're going to offer JPSS print shirts you need to keep some samples around to set the customer expectation.
Explain to the customer beforehand that this is what their shirt will look like and make sure they understand this before you take the order.
This may have been the stuff. Im guessing this would elminate the back ground inssues.The clear see through is transfer mask. Here's an example.
No. You do not print directly onto this material. First, this materials states it is to be used with a solvent printer. There printers are amazing, but cost $10,000+. You print your image onto media made to be used with a solvent printer, then the image is cut, usually using a contour cutter (you can buy a printer that does both the printing and cutting), then "pick-up" the image using this transfer tape, and finally press the image on the transfer tape onto the final product. You still need to contour cut the printed image prior to pressing the garment.This may have been the stuff. Im guessing this would elminate the back ground inssues.
Do you print straight on to this and the press as normal?