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so, I have been doing screen printing, rhinestones and HTV for about 3 years. This year I got an unexpected volume of bling and print school spirit wear. YAAAY! I am a one-woman shop so it came down to having to outsource some work, or turn away customers. I decided, based on what I have read in t-shirt forums, to do plastisol transfers from Proworld for the print work. I have about 1700 shirts to do spread between 5 designs and I am absolutely terrified that something will go wrong. Someone please tell me you have been there and that it is going to be OK. I am a control freak who doesn't like not being in control of every step of the process.

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I have about 1700 shirts to do spread between 5 designs...
By my calculations that averages over 300 shirts per design. You are buying 1700 transfers and pressing them yourself? That is a lot. Are you buying extras for print mistakes? Any time we do transfers we purchase extra shirts and transfers. Personally I would have outsourced this to a nearby reliable screen printer.

This doesn't mean doing these all by transfer won't turn out just fine.
 

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Time I can do. I have actually mapped out my time and I should be OK. If I can do a 500 shirt multi-dec glitter vinyl and rhinestone job, I can do this. I actually have over a month to get it done. The spirit wear committees like to get everything set before school gets out, but then don't want the shirts delivered until a couple weeks before school starts so they don't have to store them. I definitely plan on ordering extras. I'm more worried about adhesion issues, washability, etc. I got a sample from ProWorld and it went on beautifully and washed well, but my paranoia persists.
 

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Help! My easyTrans transfers aren't sticking to the shirts! I have tried going hotter, pressing longer, going cooler, pressing for less time. Nothing is working!!! I need these shirts by this afternoon. Any tips?
 

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Help! My easyTrans transfers aren't sticking to the shirts! I have tried going hotter, pressing longer, going cooler, pressing for less time. Nothing is working!!! I need these shirts by this afternoon. Any tips?
You mean the paper is sticking to the shirts?
 

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Sorry. For some reason I read "they are sticking" instead of "they aren't sticking". Is the shirt the correct material for the transfers?
 

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It went GREAT! The customers are thrilled and have ordered another 600 shirts. They also want me to work up designs for cold weather items (hoodies, long sleeve, etc.) I ended up going with F&M Expressions for my transfers.
 

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It went GREAT! The customers are thrilled and have ordered another 600 shirts. They also want me to work up designs for cold weather items (hoodies, long sleeve, etc.) I ended up going with F&M Expressions for my transfers.
Hi RHM,

Do you mind if we get in contact please? Maybe in PM.

I need to pick your brains with a few questions if that is ok.

You seem to be doing well and I am starting.

If that is ok then please PM me.
 
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