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I'm considering trying CAD-COLOR. I'm not sure if there is one perfect print and cut material that does everything I want, so I'm trying to narrow it down to two. One for lights, one for darks.

CAD Color Clear vs CAD Color Crystal Clear
CAD Color Express vs CAD Color Opaque

What are the differences, what material would I use for what situations?
 

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CAD Color Clear vs CAD Color Crystal Clear

- Cad Color Clear is allot thinner than Crystal Clear
- Cad Color Clear has allot more stretch than Crystal



CAD Color Express vs CAD Color Opaque
- Express is thicker than Opaque
- I would use Express on polyester fabrics where bleedthrough may be a concern
- Opaque is great for performance wear, stretchy fabrics, and Nylon
- Express does not apply to Nylon, and has limited stretch
- Opaque does not perform well on 100% Cotton

Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks Nick.
I sometimes have to do performance wear, occasionally nylon, but always cotton. So I guess Express Print is best for me.
 

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We've always used solutions opaque because of the lower temperature requirements, some dry-fit
shirts tend to have permanent heatpress marks. Can you heatpress express print at 300 degrees instead of 320 to prevent scorching?
 

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We've always used solutions opaque because of the lower temperature requirements, some dry-fit
shirts tend to have permanent heatpress marks. Can you heatpress express print at 300 degrees instead of 320 to prevent scorching?
Express Print needs to be applied at 320F. I would recommend using a print perfect pad (silicone rubber shape) to raise the print area so that it is the only area being directly exposed to the heat.
 
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