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^ I never thought of that!
screen print your own plastisol transfer and press them as they are ordered.

The storing conditions would have to be right too...so they don't go bad in a few months
 

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Ken Styles said:
has anyone every use photoez?
I haven't used the system before, sorry. I do remember someone on the forums mentioning it though, so it might come up in a search.

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And can you make plastisol transfer of one color so you don't go directly to tee shirt????
From what I understand plastisol transfers need to be cured pretty precisely so they can be properly applied. I'm not sure if that can be done with a flash curer or not, but it probably wouldn't be the best way to keep things precise. If that was the case, you'd need a conveyor oven (not cheap, obviously). Either way, you'd at least need a flash unit in addition to the printing kit.
 

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^ true..

I wonder if it would be a good idea to use these photoez to screenprint your logo design or tradmark/brand onto the inside back of a shirt...insdead of sewing on custom clothing tags?
 

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Whether it's a good idea depends on the usual factors (do you have the time, want to do it yourself, want the look of a printed tag, etc.), but the system should be suitable for that kind of thing. People often use the print Gocco to do that; in both cases we're talking about a small, easy to use screen printing kit.
 

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I acutally bought one of these kits and used it. It is just like using a silk screen except all you have is the actual screen part without the wood. What sucks about this though is that you can only burn one image on the paper. This is unlike a real silk screen which you can remove the emulsion and burn a new image. I used this kit to mess around and now I have ordered a 4 color machine starter kit. I hope this helps.
 

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Ken Styles said:
^ true..

I wonder if it would be a good idea to use these photoez to screenprint your logo design or tradmark/brand onto the inside back of a shirt...insdead of sewing on custom clothing tags?
I have some friends that do pinstriping and they use these little screens for logos all the time. Use them for thier own company logos and several auto company logos as well which are quite small. Very fast and great results with the auto paints.
 

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I've looked on the EZscreenPrint website for PhotoEZ stuff too and it all sounds like great products to me. This stuff is great for the hobby market. I guess the company only has an American division and no dealers in other parts of the world, because I can't find anything about that. Even worse... I can't find a simmilar product here in Europe. So I think they have a big open market here in Europe for their products, and I might have some interesting contacts over here. Or am I overlooking a similar product over here? Anyone else knows?

Print Gocco, never heard of sofar but just googled it up and looks like a nice machine too, but no European dealer also.

Can anyone come up with something similar for the European market?
 

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Shirley at EZScreenprint.com is on this site and is one of the best business contacts I've ever come across. It may be a pain to order from the USA every time but at least there's someone at the other end who honestly cares about her customers. If I had the cash I'd be begging for a distributors licence for the European market but until then I'm firmly behind EZScreenprint.com - my whole range is printed with it!
 

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Shirley at EZScreenprint.com is on this site and is one of the best business contacts I've ever come across. It may be a pain to order from the USA every time but at least there's someone at the other end who honestly cares about her customers. If I had the cash I'd be begging for a distributors licence for the European market but until then I'm firmly behind EZScreenprint.com - my whole range is printed with it!
Cool, good to know.

So I guess the white waterbased ink works out well on black shirts right?
 

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Raven, how long do the EZ papers last? Is there a lifespan in terms of how many prints you can do with them? I'm considering using these for logos, labels, etc as suggested here instead of using a full-size screen.
I've not used them long as I'm fairly new on the scene but I've noticed no deterioration in the screens at all. I use waterbased inks so I can't comment on how they stand up to repeated cleaning with plasisol. Multiple prints are easier if you mount it on a flat frame like those they sell on their site (I tape them on with masking tape and it holds great). This is what their website says on the matter though:
Q: How long will the stencil last and how many times can it be used?
A: With proper care PhotoEZ Silk Screen Stencil will last a long time and can be used over and over again. After applying ink or paint immediately clean the stencil, let it completely dry then use it again and again. Do not allow paint to dry on stencil.
 

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Cool, good to know.

So I guess the white waterbased ink works out well on black shirts right?
I have been using the Versatex Silver Lace metallic ink in the main and that has no problems whatever with coverage on black. I have some Versatex super opaque white now though so I'm going to be trialling that shortly :)
 

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I have been using the Versatex Silver Lace metallic ink in the main and that has no problems whatever with coverage on black. I have some Versatex super opaque white now though so I'm going to be trialling that shortly :)
Cool, thanks for the info :) . The endresult on your shirts indeed looks nice.

I'm dying to order me some of their products myself when I'm all settled and experiment with all the nice things like the metallic inks and glitters.
Do you remember what their payment methods were?

Are there more people here who want to show me some nice creations they made with the PhotoEZ products?
 

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Cool, good to know.

So I guess the white waterbased ink works out well on black shirts right?
I think the white turns out best......I have tried red and yellow on a blck shirt and it didnt turn out too good,maybe I should have done white first and then afterwords another coat of other color.But I like the way the white turned out,it was nice and thick.
I am gonna order more,I just wish they had bigger sheets,like the size of the large exposure frame.
BTW,Shirley is Awesome she helped me out with my ordering and everything,Feels good dealing with people like her.
 
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