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Hello again everyone!

I have a quick question that I was hoping someone can help me out with. We just received some white ink stock transfers for printing on dark shirts. We are trying this in hopes of selling dark/black shirts in the near future. Unfortunately, the results left a lot to be desired.

We followed the instructions to the letter. 375 degrees at 6 seconds with medium pressure on the first design. Mostly, it looked ok but some of the image didn't stick properly(looks like it is barely on the shirt), and I'd imagine that will come right out in the wash (just did this test 15 minutes ago). We tried the same settings on the 2nd shirt but did it for 8 seconds (instructions suggest 6-8 seconds) and rubbed the paper with a dry cloth before peeling. The second one actually came out worse.

With this in mind, I'm curious about a couple things. A) Should I not be using 100% cotton shirts for purpose? I noticed that most of the dark shirts with designs I have previously purchased are 50/50. Also, should I not rub the paper down before peeling it? I read somewhere that this was a good idea but think that maybe by spending the extra time wiping, the design might be cooling down and thus, sticking back to the paper.

If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to hear them. Did a quick scan of the forums but didn't see any similar threads. If I am wrong and this has been previously answered, please point me to the url.

It's really early in this experiment but I'm starting to wonder if it's not smarter to just go ahead and have our dark shirts screenprinted.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Chris,
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Just a quick follow up. We were able to locate a dark 50/50 t-shirt and tried pressing it for 6 seconds. Looks much better but I still see where there could be some peeling in the letters.

I'll keep on trying different adjustments until something sticks. Pardon the pun....

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Hey, thanks for the quick reply. Philly in the house!

I bought them from a company called Springhill Wholesale in Terre Haute, IN. The quality is great and I know that it's likely just a wrong combination of temp/time and pressue. Haven't tried any more shirts since earlier but I will try adding a little pressure tomorrow to see how they look. I will also run them through a couple wash loads to make sure that they will hold up.

Do you happen to have a url for the place you get your transfers? I would be interested to see what they offer and what they charge. Here's the url from the place I went with:

http://www.wholesalet-shirtsplus.com/

Thanks again and have a great day!

Chris
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