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Hi guys

I've just returned from FESPA in Germany and came across a heatpress paper referred to as parchment paper.

There are 2 different types they were using:

1. One was silicone coated
2. No silicone coating.

Thes papers were used to press shirts after they been printed to - Direct to Garment printing.

I've not come across this paper in the UK, we have teflon sheets but this stuff was different!

So, wher the heck can I buy this stuff in the UK?

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John
 

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Check in your local grocery store. Make sure it is not wax coated. It is used in baking. You can order it online also.
 

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Not sure what "backing paper" is. Parchment paper is used to line baking pans when cooking things like cookies. You should be able to find it in your larger grocery stores. Go shopping. lol
 

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Not sure what "backing paper" is. Parchment paper is used to line baking pans when cooking things like cookies. You should be able to find it in your larger grocery stores. Go shopping. lol
When I learn to spell!! I meant baking paper! :D

Geez, I hate shopping - will have to persuade 'her in doors' :)
 

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Baking paper it is. Like I said, make sure it's not waxed. I use it to post press my JPSS. If any color comes off, it goes on the paper and not my heat press. It also gives a smooth feel to the shirt.
 

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Hi,

its called silicone paper you buy it from catering suppliers
unless you want a really small amount.

it is essencially baking paper

the silicone is to stop the biscuits sticking to the paper or the ink to the paper when you cure your DTG print

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Pound shop all day long for this...5 meters for £1.00 of baking paper around where i am and ideal for the job...comes in rolls!

Or from any supermarket usually sold in rolls of 10 meters so lasts a while. Only thing is, use 1 sheet per press, then throw away. If using vinyl any excess glue can become stuck to it, then press onto your next t-shirt which isn't ideal.

Also, worse if using transfers such as Jet Pro etc, as when pulling away parchment paper/baking paper, excess print/colour is removed off the t-shirt print which is normal...but never use it again as this will come off into the next press and can ruin the shirt, as this won't wash out!
 

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Not sure if this is a help, but I use butchers white paper when sublimating. You don't get as many uses, but it's very cheap.
 

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John - we get our silicon paper from a local "corner shop" wholesaler. Last time I bought a roll it was around £9 plus vat for 45cm wide by 75 metres long. The product is "Terinex Bakewell" non-stick siliconised baking paper.
 

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The Greseproff/Baking paper I have at home (from Asda) has instructions saying "Don't use with electrical elements" and "flamable"? This doesn't sound safe to use with a 190c heat press
 

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I think the idea is that you buy a cheap roll of it for very little and just throw whatever you use away after 1 use.

But before i try this, I'm a little unsure that the greaseproof/baking paper at home is safe for this purpose.
 
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