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I've been reading up on hot split transfers. Am I correct to assume that the end result will have a softer hand than any other heat transher process? If so, do I need a dryer of some sort to make the ink "gel" to the paper? Any tips?? Thanks!
 

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I've been reading up on hot split transfers. Am I correct to assume that the end result will have a softer hand than any other heat transher process? If so, do I need a dryer of some sort to make the ink "gel" to the paper? Any tips?? Thanks!
Obviously, I meant heat transfer process. Not transher.
 

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I've been reading up on hot split transfers. Am I correct to assume that the end result will have a softer hand than any other heat transher process? If so, do I need a dryer of some sort to make the ink "gel" to the paper? Any tips?? Thanks!

here is a snip:

"Although the temperature the ink reaches as it goes through the dryer directly affects the amount of gelling and thus determines how well the transfer will adhere to a garment, it's the gelling that's important, not the temperature. Fortunately it's easy to measure the amount of gelling directly. Here's how. Print a set of test transfers, increasing the belt speed a small amount with each transfer you print. You will soon find a transfer that leaves the dryer with the ink liquid enough to offset when the transfers are stacked. Obviously, this transfer has not been heated enough. Slow the dryer belt down a small amount (so that the next transfer printed will be in the dryer a longer time) and print another transfer, run it through the dryer, and check for ink offset. Keep slowing the dryer belt until the transfers are heated just enough that the ink does not offset"

here is a basic resouce: http://www.unionink.com/articles/transfer.html

of couse things vary from transfer maker to transfer make.
 

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Thanks Lucy! Have you done this process? Where can I purchase one of these belt dryers?
Yes we make transfers daily, a little different but.
To buy screen print equip. you can post a FREE ad here on the board or go to a trade show, or shop around for new/used equip. :D
 
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