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I have read several threads about plastisol transfers vs screen printing. I have a work horse screen press but i cant operate well. So i was thinking about doing plastisol transfers. I have a private t-shirt brand and i don't want to sell cheap looking prints. So can someone please give me a honest truth about plastisol transfers. I have done a lot leg working in finding a good transfer company.So you guys are the experts what should i do. Please Help....

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Sorry for not being clear...well my question is, should i switch from my screen press to a heat transfer machine using the plastisol method. Will i loose the nice look that screen printing has. Will the transfers look cheap?

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We are screen printers and we have made transfers and they look just as perfect as the screened shirts. Plus you can make the shirts as needed which is a huge benefit in some cases.
 

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Thanks you guys... I was lost but now I'm found...lol :)
i found a pretty good transfer company(first edition). I also heard it depends on your heat press as well and the ink from the transfer company.
 

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Thanks Tim,

It's really not with the press, It's with me. I cant seem to register multicolor jobs. So i figured i can have a company make the transfers for me and i will just heat press them. But I was scared of loosing the look i wanted if i switched over to a heat press from screen printing.
 

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Get some sample transfers from the supplier and press them to see if it meets your standard. Though, in re-reading your post, I'm not sure if you have a press or not. If not, I'm sure that either the supplier will send you an already-pressed sample shirt, or someone around here could be persuaded to send you a sample shirt...

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I didnt know i can order a pressed shirt. Does anyone know of any companies i can get a pre-pressed shirt from? Thank you guys for your input.
 

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I didnt know i can order a pressed shirt. Does anyone know of any companies i can get a pre-pressed shirt from? Thank you guys for your input.
No, I mean transfer samples from the various transfer companies so you can transfer them yourself. This way you can see how easy each transfer is to apply and the look of it on YOUR garment.
 

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Joe - I think the OP was referring to my post where I mentioned that some suppliers may be willing to send a samples shirt with one of their transfers printed on it.

Derron - Your best bet would probably be to call some suppliers, and explain your situation. Tell them that you're trying to decide whether to go the transfer route so you don't have a press, but you would like to see their product already pressed on a shirt. They may charge you something to cover their expense, but it would be a good way to find out if transfers are the right choice for you.

I had to do this in a past life, many moons ago before I got a press. I think it was with vinyl numbers/names from somebody (maybe Stahls?). I don't remember for sure - I've slept since then.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Joe and David,

I will make a few call today. To see if i can find someone to send them to me. I think they may want to charge a little something witch is fine.

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Keep in mind most of the companies that I have dealt with only go up to like 4 colors and that it.
So whoever you pick make sure they can print all the colors you need in the design.
 
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