10 second dwell time on back pieces, 6 second on a 3.5" crest! Keeps me movin'...!!! -Neil
I have not heard of this paper before. It was not listed on Coastal's website of Neenah's website. Where did you get? Let us know if it has the same good qualities as regular JPSS.
Neil...you are evil ! We are very paper-sensative around here!! But you sure got our attention!
What color profile are using with your Epson printer and Injet Carts Transfer Ink? Also, do you use ICM color management or another choice? DavidActually I was just foolin' around with ya'all about the new paper. However, it isn't really a lie... Yesterday I was printing a batch of 40 tees (Jerzee 50/50 birch and tan). I just started using the jpss recently as I was having transfers made by someone else locally before. When I ordered the paper, I also bought a teflon sheet, which I had never used before. A bare heating element was all I used previously but it seems it's quite common to use the teflon. 30 second dwell times seem to be the norm for this paper.
So as I went about my first 150 pressings using the teflon sheet and 25-30 second time...I found myself standing around a lot. Another annoying thing was the teflon sheet was folded in quarters when it came and the folds never came out. When printing sweats, and sometimes shirts, often the image wouldn't print where the fold was. Anyway, being a little pressed for time, I decided to speed things up.
I was already printing the back pieces (approx 10 x 14) at 20-25 seconds and the smaller crest/pocket pieces (3.5") at 15 seconds with no change in the results. I tossed aside that damn teflon sheet and started reducing my dwell time little by little until I found I was still getting perfect prints at 10 sec for the large back piece and I could go down to 6 sec on the front crest with no trouble.
The only difference with the front piece is size... with my old transfers, I could do the same thing, tho' I would keep the back pieces to 15 sec or so. Heat is set to 365 and I'm using a pretty firm pressure on an old HIX 16 x 20 Swinger.
Absolutely NO pre-heating!
After the shirt slips over the platen, it gets kinda sweaty. Perfect. Lay on the decal and stamp away. Peel hot. I was knocking those critters off one by one! Almost constant motion and little "waiting around" time.
I don't know if this makes a difference or not, but the shirt slips over the platen like it would if you were screenprinting. Only one side of the shirt is between the platen and the heating element. I love this paper! Also, I'm using the textile transfer inks from Inkjetcarts printed on an Epson 1400.
I have to thank the members of this forum for leading me to my current setup. No longer do I have to rely on someone else to make my transfers, and the cost is less to boot! -Neil