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Is the tranfer print onto a shirt better from an inkjet or is it because the ink jet printers are more econimical to buy?
Both. Most people care more about the entry costs than the running costs, so in general the cheapest upfront option is the one most likely to be taken. In this specific case though, people also seem to prefer the quality of an inkjet transfer over a laser.
 

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In this specific case though, people also seem to prefer the quality of an inkjet transfer over a laser.
thats not correct. Since MOST people have not owned and operated both system over a period of time to determine such conclusion to be true.

if there are clear result statistics of such, I would like to know about it. Then I would believe it.
 

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thats not correct. Since MOST people have not owned and operated both system over a period of time to determine such conclusion to be true.
I didn't say they'd made an informed decision based on empirical evidence. I said they had a preference.
 

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I didn't say they'd made an informed decision based on empirical evidence. I said they had a preference.
I guess THEY you mean entry level for the most part where they can buy a jet printer off the shelf where a LEASE agreement is not required, as it would be with a Full Out Xerox machine. In that case I do agree that such THEY prefer the jet. :D
 

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Yup, by they/most people I mean entry level home business average joe forum member types, rather than bigger businesses with a budget who might also consider DTG options types ;)
 

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Hi Guys,

There is a new product coming out from www.autoart.ca that is amazing. You can virtually use just about any color laser printer and the results which i have seen first hand are equal to that of sublimation - no joke !

This new paper does not leave virtually ' no hand ' nor does any trimming need to be done around your image transfer. No visiable polymer can be seen...

I was testing this paper also with my sublimation set up and a high realease paper and was able to print on 100 % cotton with the same results...

Cheers,

Nick
 

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thats not correct. Since MOST people have not owned and operated both system over a period of time to determine such conclusion to be true.

if there are clear result statistics of such, I would like to know about it. Then I would believe it.
Actually, I have heard more people that have used both prefer inkjet over laser as far as quality goes. Not a ton of people, mind, but there has been a slight but noticeable preference for inkjet over laser from what I've seen.
 

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Many many Sign shops that do laser printed T shirts use Okidata printers for reliability.
They are a cleaner and less trouble than a head clogging Ink jet ! They cost more up front but prints are cheaper and a set of Cartriges could possibly generate 5000 prints, depending on colors.
try atttransfer.com
 

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Hi Guys,

There is a new product coming out from www.autoart.ca that is amazing. You can virtually use just about any color laser printer and the results which i have seen first hand are equal to that of sublimation - no joke !

This new paper does not leave virtually ' no hand ' nor does any trimming need to be done around your image transfer. No visiable polymer can be seen...

I was testing this paper also with my sublimation set up and a high realease paper and was able to print on 100 % cotton with the same results...

Cheers,

Nick
Thanks a lot for the resource Nick. :)



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studio67designs said:
Hi Guys,

There is a new product coming out from www.autoart.ca that is amazing. You can virtually use just about any color laser printer and the results which i have seen first hand are equal to that of sublimation - no joke !

This new paper does not leave virtually ' no hand ' nor does any trimming need to be done around your image transfer. No visiable polymer can be seen...

I was testing this paper also with my sublimation set up and a high realease paper and was able to print on 100 % cotton with the same results...

Cheers,

Nick
Fyi... this paper isn't quite new - and it was promised for a loooooong time. I tested it months ago in our oil based laser printers and even though the fusers are relatively low temperature, the paper melted in the fuser. Call Ken at AutoArt and ask him if your printer has been tested before making a purchase through one of his distributors.

IMHO, the "no visible polymer" claim is slightly exaggerated.
 

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Hi Pawmedia,

I appreciate your comments & feedback about the current DuraCotton product that you have just described - however if you review my original thread i stated a " new product " coming out from his company. The DuraCotton paper that you tested, i too had issues with and yes - you are correct there was a slight " hand " to it and visible polymer !

I have no official affiliation with AutoArt - but i do meet with Ken on a regular basis and we talk " shop " about the development of his newest paper. The chemical make-up of the new paper is quite a bit different than the DuraCotton paper that was available. Ken is a stand- up guy who is committed to perfecting this paper for the Color Laser market. I have total confidence that the lastest offering of DuraCotton will be a market leader.

And as you stated any questions or concerns - please contact Ken and he will be able to answer any questions you may have. The newest paper has been run through a Canon IR 3200 ( which has one of the highest fuser temps - and there were no paper jams whatsoever )...

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Nick

quote=pawmedia]Fyi... this paper isn't quite new - and it was promised for a loooooong time. I tested it months ago in our oil based laser printers and even though the fusers are relatively low temperature, the paper melted in the fuser. Call Ken at AutoArt and ask him if your printer has been tested before making a purchase through one of his distributors.

IMHO, the "no visible polymer" claim is slightly exaggerated.[/quote]
 

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Ken is a stand- up guy who is committed to perfecting this paper for the Color Laser market. I have total confidence that the lastest offering of DuraCotton will be a market leader.
...they have been making this type of paper media for a while.

Holiday here in Canada, but on teusday I will contact them my self. It is something i for one i'm interested in knowing about. :)

.....just dont jam up the phone lines when i'm trying to call them. :D
 

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I just spoke to the guys at autoart, as i saw the earlier post & wanted to try this out. Ken said that there was an issue with the paper melting in some locations, but the new site & new paper has that dealt with!

I am looking at everything from scratch, so I am ordering some, I'll let you know my beginer opinion :)

Does the old paper leave a line, or does every HT paper need to be trimmed???
 

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How come alot of the posts I read about transfers that are printed from a computer are from inkjets?

Is the transfer print onto a shirt better from an inkjet or is it because the ink jet printers are more economical to buy?
Inkjet has low start up cost but not by much. The transfer paper for laser and inkjet printers are about the same price on the average. The laser printed transfer is more vibrant than inkjet. You can also buy a self weeding transfer. I use both inkjet and laser self weeding transfer papers. It is made by Neenah that is called Imageclip. Both has the same durability, soft hand and quality. The drawback is both papers are two step process. The advantage is you don't have to trim. The time spent on trimming around the image, especially intricate shape image, can be spent on the first stage of Imageclip. Far faster and easier than hand or contour cutting the transfer paper. Weeding can be done with one peel. Placement is not an issue when the image has multiple objects that are separated.

There is also a self weeding transfer for dark if price is not an issue. It is called WOW 7.1. Inkjet self weeding for dark is not available yet.
 
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