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so i am very confused about inkjet transfers ive seen a video on youtube were a guy printed on some type of vinyl and cut out along the outside of the logo with a roland cuter and then pressed the printed vinyl on the shirt the i seen a video on youtube were a guy took some kind of heat transfer paper and printed on it then he took the paper and placed it print side down on the **** and pressed it looked like dye sublimation but the guy he was using a 100% cotton t so is there different types of inkjet heat transfer and if so how do you go about doing them and were is the best place to buy transfer paper inks and even what kind of printer should i get if any one has any answers it would help a lots :confused:
 

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Inkjet heat transfers.

1.Jet Pro Soft Stretch paper for lites only.
2.Epson printer with pigment ink or refillable carts/CIS with HT inks.
3.Heatpress 15x15
4.Some sort of art program AI, Corel, Photoshop, Paintshop, Inkscape, Gimp etc.
 

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I did see a video like that. Printed with "Special Transfer Paper" using Dye-sub inks and transfer to cotton.

I did source the "Special Transfer Paper" and it does work some. But not good enough.

I recommend the normal path using transfer paper and "normal inks" or consider a color laser printer with transfer paper.
 

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so i am very confused about inkjet transfers ive seen a video on youtube were a guy printed on some type of vinyl and cut out along the outside of the logo with a roland cuter and then pressed the printed vinyl on the shirt the i seen a video on youtube were a guy took some kind of heat transfer paper and printed on it then he took the paper and placed it print side down on the **** and pressed it looked like dye sublimation but the guy he was using a 100% cotton t so is there different types of inkjet heat transfer and if so how do you go about doing them and were is the best place to buy transfer paper inks and even what kind of printer should i get if any one has any answers it would help a lots :confused:
You probably meant shirts. Was the ink jet video mine? What you call transfer paper inks are normally just ink jet inks like durabrite inks that come with most Epson printer. I use 3 printers and All have pigment inks. C88+ C120 cx7800 all in one. The c120 I have a CIS system with pigment inks. You can buy the recommened papers here on the forum from many distruibutors.
 

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Inkjet heat transfers.

1.Jet Pro Soft Stretch paper for lites only.
2.Epson printer with pigment ink or refillable carts/CIS with HT inks.
3.Heatpress 15x15
4.Some sort of art program AI, Corel, Photoshop, Paintshop, Inkscape, Gimp etc.
Hi Thank You. Do you have to buy special cartridges of ink, or can you just use the ink cartridges that came with the machine?
 

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Some machines come with pigment ink and some don't, depends on what machine you get. What are you running, or are you looking for something to buy?
 

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Hi Thank You. Do you have to buy special cartridges of ink, or can you just use the ink cartridges that came with the machine?
Go grab the Epson C-120 next time thr refurbs are on sale at Epson online. It comes with durabrite pigment inks and runs $34 no tax free shipping. When those inks are gone go to inkjetcarts.us and buy refillable carts and inks.

Go and get some JPSS inkjet paper for lites only.
You will be ready to go with this setup as long as you have a heatpress.
 

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You probably meant shirts. Was the ink jet video mine? What you call transfer paper inks are normally just ink jet inks like durabrite inks that come with most Epson printer. I use 3 printers and All have pigment inks. C88+ C120 cx7800 all in one. The c120 I have a CIS system with pigment inks. You can buy the recommened papers here on the forum from many distruibutors.
i don't know if that video was yours i do know that the guy in the video printed a picture of his grandson zack i think and if that was you what were you using how did it hold up and were can i get some of that stuff i have a roland cutter and a heat press already i am just trying to figure this all out thanks for your help and p.s. i did mean shirts lol
 

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Go grab the Epson C-120 next time thr refurbs are on sale at Epson online. It comes with durabrite pigment inks and runs $34 no tax free shipping. When those inks are gone go to inkjetcarts.us and buy refillable carts and inks.

Go and get some JPSS inkjet paper for lites only.
You will be ready to go with this setup as long as you have a heatpress.
will the epson C-120 print high enough quality because 40$ seams a little cheap for quality. Im just under the impression that anything that will print and or do high quality stuff is expensive am i wrong ?:confused:
 

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$39.00 for clearance? Meaning I could've got a brand new one for 7 bucks more?!
I guess you can get one anywhere you like. Same warrenty as a new one that retails on Epson for $69.99.

Not really the point of this post but many members here have bought several of these units. I got one and a 1400.
 

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I guess you can get one anywhere you like. Same warrenty as a new one that retails on Epson for $69.99.

Not really the point of this post but many members here have bought several of these units. I got one and a 1400.
You guys are so awesome. Thanks for this info. I am using a Canon inkjet ip6700D. It has 6 regular cartridges. I tried my first transfer today (with the Jet-Pro soft paper.) It came out awesome. I did not wash the shirt yet. Hopefully it will wash well. I will see if I can get Durabrite inks for the Canon, or buy the other printer on sale.

Question:My second transfer did not come out as well as the first. When I peeled the paper off, the color was all patchy, and the transfer was rough. I called Coastal Supply and they said it was probably my tension?

How will I know where to stop winding the tension? I didn't think I moved it from the first shirt. Do you have to adjust the tension each time?

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i don't know if that video was yours i do know that the guy in the video printed a picture of his grandson zack i think and if that was you what were you using how did it hold up and were can i get some of that stuff i have a roland cutter and a heat press already i am just trying to figure this all out thanks for your help and p.s. i did mean shirts lol
Yep that was me.. the old guy.. Zach was cute.. My wife wishes he was still that young.. now he is 6 and is the size of 9 year old.. look out 49ers... I will IM you other info. Lou
 

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i go this from inkjetcarts.us is this what i need for a epson 1400 to do heat transfers ?

Refillable 79 Kit SP1400 1400 Cartridges Fabric Inks
$75.95
Quantity:

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OEM Matched Inks
Refill in Printer
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SP1400 Fabric PrintersKit

Complete kit includes;

6 each refillable cartridges with top mounted fill plugs
6 each 10ml syringes with detachable tips
6 each pigmented inks including a non shifting yellow in 4oz/120ml bottles. Approxiamtely 54 cartridges total ink refills
CD-ROM support disks including our Heat transfer profiles for this ink.
1 each 60ml syringe with refill tip for initial cartridge loading.
Got Great Inks?
 
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