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I have been doing a lot of my hands on research with heat transfer printing the last couple weeks. Problem I am having, as you may have known from the title, are carrier paper lines showing through.


I am printing on very cheap hanes undershirts that I just have lying around so that I can just get a feel for the press and to see how the transfers are coming out, so that may make the lines more visible.


My options:


1) Buy a vinyl sign cutter (i.e. I think craft robo was mentioned in another thread, does anyone have experience with this?). I have no idea how vinyl cutters work, so I would have to add that to the "to learn" list, if it is a reasonable solution.


2) Try plastisol, which I would eventually have to do for all my designs anyway. Some of my designs contain too many colors for plastisol and it just would not be efficient to print them via plastisol.


3) Get a magnifying glass and keep at it with my exacto knife (j/k)


I am leaning towards researching more on vinyl cutters right now. Craft robo seems like a hobby tool, but from the sounds of it, it seems to get the job done.


The obvious solution would be screenprinting, but that is just way out of my league at the moment.

PS. I'm using New Milford IronAll Transfer paper
 

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Hi Rob,

Thanks for the quick response. Would I be able to use regular transfer paper vs vinyl to have it cut? Or is the robo craft a bit too powerful for typical transfer papers?
 
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