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I am new to this world and was hoping someone could help to educate me a little. How good is the quality of an inkjet transfer and what is the best way to do a photo transfer. Please include needed software and technique etc. Thanks for any guidance.:D
 

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Re: Photo Transfer

its pretty obvious you have not read all the post regarding this subject...when you do you will have the answers you need...quality is dependent on the paper/printer/fabric and the skill of the operator.. you need a photo program that is more than a hobby toy...unless you are a hobbyist....Techniques are how you adapt to the above... but do yourself a favor...read the threads..looik at tutorials on youtube, on corel draw or advanced artist ..

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Thank you for the info. I certainly have not looked much into this. I was trying to ensure that I knew what it was that I was looking for, before actually contrasting. Your reply was very helpful.
 

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I am new to this world and was hoping someone could help to educate me a little. How good is the quality of an inkjet transfer and what is the best way to do a photo transfer. Please include needed software and technique etc. Thanks for any guidance.:D
The quality of an inkjet transfer is debatable :) Done right (brand name heat press, quality transfer paper like Jet Pro Sof Stretch, good printer like an epson, good pigment inks, quality garment), it can be one way to create photographic designs on t-shirts. Some people will love the quality, some people won't.

Done wrong, it will confirm some people's preconceived notions about "heat transfers". Heavy feel, fading, cheap feeling, etc.

We have a whole section of the forum about heat transfers which will help you learn more about the process (and the different types of transfers): http://www.t-shirtforums.com/heat-press-heat-transfers/t20402.html
 

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Thanks Rodney. I am trying to put a rather artistic photograph on a shirt. The photo will have a range of color, hue, depth, and shadow. The complexity of the photo is the reason for my inquiry. Secondly is good quality achievable without a large cost? these are my questions. I will continue to gather information and see what I can find. Thanks again. Take care.
 

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Secondly is good quality achievable without a large cost?
The problem with that question is that your idea of "good quality" and my idea of "good quality" (and the next person's idea of it) are probably different. So what one person thinks is "great", another person might think is horrible.

Same goes with "large cost". What I might think is a reasonable business cost, others might think is too much to spend.

If you just want to "sell t-shirts with your design", remember that you don't have to do the printing yourself.

You can do complex photos with screen printing, DTG, inkjet transfers, dye sublimation, and printed vinyl.

The costs, minimums, quality may vary from process to process.

Here are some threads that will help explain the pros/cons/benefits/limitations of each process:

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/general-t-shirt-selling-discussion/t57379.html

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/general-t-shirt-selling-discussion/t37985.html

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/general-t-shirt-selling-discussion/t48532.html#post286215

http://www.t-shirtforums.com/direct-garment-dtg-inkjet-printing/t30300.html#post176716
 

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Rodney, you are awesome. It seems that you have given me what I need for some education in this area. Thank you very much for taking the time to explain and give me links to the threads. I will be sure to let you know how it goes. bye for now.
 

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Hi T die,
I use ElastiJet from Conde, I love it, i is only for white or light color shirts.it does not crack.
Product Detail - DyeTrans.com

Also for dark shirt I use a paper that have orange lines on the back, which I guess it is called Alpha Gold. (sorry I am not sure about the name and company that I got from).
it does not crack.
Alpha Heat Transfer Paper for White and Colored Fabrics

you can get free samples from them.(printed and blank)

I hope that helps
 
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