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Here's a question I've been wanting to ask for awhile now. I have a little airbrushing experience. Has anyone concidered laying down a white undercoat with a stencil, airbrush and white opaque airbrushing paint. Then heat setting the paint and applying a normal inkjet heat transfer on top?
 

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Toms Tees said:
Here's a question I've been wanting to ask for awhile now. I have a little airbrushing experience. Has anyone concidered laying down a white undercoat with a stencil, airbrush and white opaque airbrushing paint. Then heat setting the paint and applying a normal inkjet heat transfer on top?
good idea. :)

but why not just heat press an opaque transfer ? ....using the same tool, "the heat press". :D
 

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Well, the airbrush paint is an ink, rather than a plastic base paint. So I "think" is would be very soft, and provide the necessary white background for some of the heat transfers. Hopefully avoiding the cracking and peeling that I hear a lot of the forum members are complaining"such a harsh word...sorry" about with the one step and two step opaque transfers....just an idea....I have never tried it .....food for thought.
 

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Worth a try. I know someone that was trying to do something in a similar vein (though different execution), but he couldn't get it worked out. Certainly still room for more printing methods, as long as they do something a little bit different than what exists =)
 

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Took a look at your sight...Great Art Work!!!. Its so nice to see something different for a change.
 

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in screenprinting, i know some companies use dye release/reactive to get the ink out... then use CMYK, which has got to be a real pain to perfect.
In the early days it was a psin having to use some funky stuff. Now there are bases and additives that make life lot easier. You print the bleaching agent (like a normal print) than the the regular design. When run through the dryer the heat activates the bleaching agent. Im testing this new additive. Will post results.
 

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I was just at an "imprintables" seminar yesterday. They used a transfer paper product and demo'd it. I was very impressed, and ordered some of it today.

here is the link to it. http://imprintables.com/index.cfm/fuseAction/dspCatalogCategory/catID/11/subCatID/17/index.html
don't follow.

had a look at the link you provided and its a home jet transfers paper media.
I dont think thats anything new or relating to Printing on Black Shirts..... may be its a different link ????? :) :confused:
 

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don't follow.

had a look at the link you provided and its a home jet transfers paper media.
I dont think thats anything new or relating to Printing on Black Shirts..... may be its a different link ????? :) :confused:
its the right link. I got the impression yesterday that they were fairly new, but one of them inparticular transfers beautifully onto black t's.

You can use your inkjet printer, cut out the design, and transfer it to dark colours. Maybe Im not explaining myself very well....but check out the link...I think its the last paper listed that is for dark colours.
 

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sorry Robin, i see what you mean. Opaque Transfers Digital paper Media.

you know, my boss has been making the same type transfer (CLC Version) for at least the past 10 years. It is a great thing to use your Jet to print opaque papers. Its great that "imprintables" turned you-ON to it, Have fun. :)
 

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In the early days it was a psin having to use some funky stuff. Now there are bases and additives that make life lot easier. You print the bleaching agent (like a normal print) than the the regular design. When run through the dryer the heat activates the bleaching agent. Im testing this new additive. Will post results.
hi. am i right in assuming you're talking about screen printing rather than transfer? if so, is your bleaching agent "discharge"? maybe you know it as a different name - i mena the really nastily corrosive agent that's totally unecologically sound.

if not, i'd love to hear what your results are like. i found one company (tsdesigns) who can do this ecologically, but they're too expensive and don't seem to want to pass on the technology.

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Robin, is it the "IW Inkjet for Darks
Available in 8.5" x 11" and 11" x 17" " paper that you're referring to for dark colored shirts? Thanks. Would like to give it a try if it's the same one you saw demo'd.
 
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