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Inkjet printer clogs, clogs, clogs and clogs. I lost three printers already. I was heart broken because my PS 1400 that prints on CD wound up in the grave yard.

I use laser printer because it is more durable and I can use Imageclip that is self weeding transfer paper. I use inkjet on some occasion. But very seldom.
 

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Any problems with cracking using Imageclip?
As long as the shirt is pre-stretched, the pressure is very heavy, the transferred image is post pressed covered with parchment (Teflon is a no, no.) then post stretched, cracking will be very minimal. What some call cracking is actually the fiber between knit ribs show when the shirt is stretched. 100% cotton has coarser knit than 50/50 and have the tendency to have more of the fibers between knit ribs that are not penetrated with toner. Coarse knit Sweatshirt, shirt and pique knit fabrics have the same cracking issue. The cracking can be minimized as aforementioned.
 

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Actually Imageclip requires very hot fuser to fuse the toner.

It has softer than most laser transfers especially not self weeding. The hand inside the image and around the image do not have any polymer residue (unless the transfer is intentionally used with some speckle of polymer are on it.) so the feel is very soft. In my opinion it has soft hand. Don't take my for for it. Try it to see how soft it is.
 

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Colour consistency is an issue with laser they use the NTSC system ;) (never twice the same colour). Its due to the heat variations.
You can get self weeding paper for inkjet also if you dont have a white ink dtg.
 

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Actually Imageclip requires very hot fuser to fuse the toner.

It has softer than most laser transfers especially not self weeding. The hand inside the image and around the image do not have any polymer residue (unless the transfer is intentionally used with some speckle of polymer are on it.) so the feel is very soft. In my opinion it has soft hand. Don't take my for for it. Try it to see how soft it is.
what printer do you use?

mags1892;1085122]Colour consistency is an issue with laser they use the NTSC system ;) (never twice the same colour). Its due to the heat variations.
You can get self weeding paper for inkjet also if you dont have a white ink dtg.[/quote]

Doesn't selfweeding inkjet paper require a laser mask?
 

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Hi,

I'm based in Malta, europe. I'm about to start transfering some of my designs & quotes onto tshirts, mugs & so on.

I need some help to choose the right equipment to start with.

is sofstrech still the best heat transfer paper around?
what about Versalite? Inkjet Transfer Sheets for Inkjet Printers

as for tshirts im going to use both fanshirt - Welcome or continentalclothing.co.uk maybe you know any others with same quality & better price?

any good mugs & blanks online store?

transfer paper for mugs?

what printer do you recomend? at least an A3 printer that can find a bulk ink system for the model.

maybe can take rolls & can print on different media, like stickers would be great!


Many thanks!
 

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JetPro softstretch is pretty much still the most popular paper. I do not do sublimation but I was told that most sublimation papers are OK.

The epson B1100 should be a good choice.
Sorry but I dont got this.. sofstrech is for sublimation? or heat transfer?

sublimation is for polyester ? heat transfer is for cotton ? right?

I'm searching for B1100 n its mentioned thats is a sublimation printer. so wont be good for transfers? or theres no difference?

what do you think on officejet 7500A ?

sorry for asking, but I want to do this right (mainly) on cotton tshirts.


Many Thanks!
 

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Sorry but I dont got this.. sofstrech is for sublimation? or heat transfer?

sublimation is for polyester ? heat transfer is for cotton ? right?

I'm searching for B1100 n its mentioned thats is a sublimation printer. so wont be good for transfers? or theres no difference?

what do you think on officejet 7500A ?

sorry for asking, but I want to do this right (mainly) on cotton tshirts.


Many Thanks!
The B110 is a pigment printer. Sublimation ink, aside from the normal clogging issues, should not be a problem (specific to B1100)

About my earlier post...
Hi,
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is sofstrech still the best heat transfer paper around?
what about Versalite? Inkjet Transfer Sheets for Inkjet Printers
JetPro softstretch is pretty much still the most popular paper.

transfer paper for mugs?
I do not do sublimation but I was told that most sublimation papers are OK.

what printer do you recomend? at least an A3 printer that can find a bulk ink system for the model.

maybe can take rolls & can print on different media, like stickers would be great!

Many thanks!
The epson B1100 should be a good choice
 
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