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The hear pres looks ok, but that doesnt mean anything. It is a no name brand from what I can see. Some small company probably fabricated it from various manufacturers parts. As far as the plotter, it is nice to have one, but you could also use plasticol transfers, which would be a cheaper start up cost since you are just starting out.
 

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Plasticol transfers where a pvc based ink is screen printed onto a wax paper. You can then transfer them onto dark fabric. first-edition.com is innexpensive for this type of transfer. Ink jet transfers are for light fabrics only, and they do not limit your color at all. T-Shirts made with a plotter are a slightly lower quality than t-shirts made with plasticol transfers. If you would like to spend the money on a plotter, go for it, but a cheaper way to start with less risk capital would be plasticol transfers. The vinyl for plotters is not innexpensive either. The vinyl costs are probably more expensive than plasticol transfers. The main advantage of the plotter is that you can make one dark shirt transfer at a time. With plasticol, you will nead to order a of a few dozen.
 
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