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Any sign shop can cut your cad-cut vinyl for shirts but they probably wont have a press. Generally everything with vinyl is custom because once its cut and weeded you cant really stack em in a file for printing later. You know...because of the sticky mylar carrier. You could do it if you dont weed the designs until showtime.
 

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Fat Tire said:
Okay, so any sign shop could (would?) do it, but don't advertise it because there's such low demand for it?
Nope...not because there is a low demand...probably because its heatpress vinyl and they are familiar with sign vinyl. Sign shops are very careful how much raw material they have in stock. Most shops order on a per job basis and only have simple vinyl stocks on hand. I dont think any would stock heatpress vinyl. Most probably dont even know its capabilities as a money making addition to thier business.
 

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polomac said:
If you mean by using twill for transfers on t-shirts, there are a few on the inter net. I found a few based in the U.S and in canada. I did a twill google search and found what i was looking for. Vinyl is known for sign making twill is the term that is used for apparel. That is what i was told. Give it a try you may find what you need.
This is completely wrong information. Heat press vinyl (cad-cut) such as thermoflex Plus, Gorilla Grip, Spectra Cut etc comes in a variety of colors, neons, reflective, sparkle. Flock and twill are similar types of cad-cut heatpress materials but have flock and twill textures. All of these type of decoration systems come in roll format that you cut on a plotter, weed the excess and heat transfer onto your blanks
 

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I like the heatpress vinyl for phrase inspired designs and simple graphics. This stuff is great for custom quick orders and its durable. One offs which most printers turn away can now be done easily and for a profit. Comes in a variety of colors and textures, easy to store and no messy chemicals to deal with.

Any large plastisol ink, transfer, or heatpressed vinyl design can be hot in direct sunlight. I am wearing a screenprinted show shirt right now and it gets hot around the design. Text designs in vinyl regular sized isnt going to be so bad...its the oversized stuff that gets ya. Most sports teams use some sort of vinyl transfer for names and numerals. You can cut them yourself with a plotter or order them ready made with names and numerals for your team.
 
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