no, its not just you james.Vtec44 said:Maybe it's me, but I tried several times using inkjet transfer and it didn't turn out quite well. My problem is the peeling after so many washes.
Well I don't know about the rest of you on this board, but the very first shirt I made over a year ago still looks great! It was a transfer prined on my inkjet and pressed with a hand iron. I have since gone to a 15x15 Stahls press and I have to say"My shirts look and wear great. I've had no complaints with quality or durability!LucyRoberts said:no, its not just you james.
Let's say you wanted to open up a store that was going to compete with the big stores like Bustedtees, or Tshirthell... Would doing inkjet transfers with a heat press even come near their level of quality and durability? (As far as I know, some of those large stores do 100% screen printing) Or would it become quite obvious after a while that your shirts may have nice, unqiue designs, but your quality falls far behind theirs?LucyRoberts said:it depends on what your definition of professional quality is.
In my opinion: no.Fat Tire said:Let's say you wanted to open up a store that was going to compete with the big stores like Bustedtees, or Tshirthell... Would doing inkjet transfers with a heat press even come near their level of quality and durability?
Hi Lou,badalou said:But then I use pigment ink and Iron all transfers or miracool. However for any new orders over 25 shirts and not pictures I will be doing plastisol.
Yes - it is the inkjet method.rookie905 said:Is the Pigment Ink method just the same as the inkjet method?
printer + transferpaper + press + T_shirt ?
Pigment ink still comes from an inkjet; there is dye ink and pigment ink, which is the distinction being made.rookie905 said:So pigment ink is a better finish than inkjet ?
It doesn't run in the first wash and shouldn't fade as much. A search for "pigment" in the forum search should yield more information.rookie905 said:What are the benefits to using pigment ink?
Interesting. So you're saying that the plastisol transfers that you had made faded and cracked?I got several premade designs with my t-shirt startup purchase which were made by Airwaves, Dowling and Global and I had a terrible time heat pressing them and ruined several shirts due to one thing or another. The ones that did press sucessfully have since faded and cracked with less than 10 washings so that's my experience with screenprint and plastisol designs