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Hi

Im learning slowly, Ive managed to press a few canvas and tote bags..

The tranfer paper Im using leaves a shinny smooth finish.

Is this correct or am I pressing wrong?

I need to find a tranfer paper that leaves a rougher feel as the perspective client I am doing them for has had her previous bags done with a rougher finish.

Can anyone help?

Thanks Paul
 

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I don't know about rough but I do canvas totes all the time and use Thermoflex Plus. It does not have a shinny look and my customers think it's great. 90% are navy lettering on navy/natural captains totes.
 
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Hi

Im learning slowly, Ive managed to press a few canvas and tote bags..

The tranfer paper Im using leaves a shinny smooth finish.

Is this correct or am I pressing wrong?

I need to find a tranfer paper that leaves a rougher feel as the perspective client I am doing them for has had her previous bags done with a rougher finish.

Can anyone help?

Thanks Paul
I prefer Red Grid from Coastal. I had problems with canvas bags initially and had to experiment. One of the problems was the sizing used by the bag makers.

I pull the transfer when it is cold which gives it a shiny appearance. I have used parchment paper at a lower press temperature to cut the shiny.

The parchment paper that I'm using is Reynolds "Genuine Parchment Paper." I tried some inexpensive parchment paper from ebay and it would not release well. It was thinner than the Reynolds.

I'm still refining my workflow, but I'm able to consistently produce good bags.
 
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