I HAVE A QUESTION, IM DOING RESEARCH ON THE NET ABOUT DIFFRENT KINDS OF TRANSFERS AND MY QUESTION IS...WHAT IS THE DIFFRENCE BETWEEN "FLOCK TRANSFERS VERSUS "PLASTISOL TRANSFERS" COLOR? DURABILITY? COSTS?
1 color plastisol is less money but usually you need to run 50 qty or so.
You can also make Flock-Like transfers the same way you make Plastisol transfers, screen print type. You screen print Adhesive on to the Flock-Like transfer paper, so when you apply only the area where you screened the adhesive will go on the shirt.
The " Flock Material " transfers are plotter cut or Die-cut and cost more.
Thanks For The Info, I Was Looking At A Site And It Was Stating That Flock Transfers Look And Feel Better Then Plastisol Transfers And Cheaper..also Don't You Have To Cut Out Flock Transfers? So A Cutter Would Probably Be Needed.. Because That Can Really Use Up A Lot Of Time Also.
Im testing both now. As said before, the flock has a felt like feel to it while the Plastisol has a more, well plastic feel. The designs are detailed with Plastisol. The main issue with flock so far is how easy it takes stains. I do mainly sports jerseys (paintball) and the light colored flock is harder to keep its color.
Id have to say so far the Plastisol is a good bit more durable. While the flock after a few dozen washs tends to fade in color and in some cases peel up on the corners. I have seen shirts though that start to crack after a dozens of wear. Im not sure if they are screened straight to the shirt of pressed, but from what I understand, screened and pressed are pretty much the same. Damn that was a run-on sentence.
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