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I started off about 3 years ago with silkscreening- I recently got a vacuum table and a heat press (to cure the Ink-I use speedball textile ink). Many customers wanted photographic images so I bought an Epson Printer and 50 sheets of transfer paper off of ebay.

I have had several problems with shirts cracking in the wash- here is the process:

Heat at 350 for 50 seconds
Let cool for 2 min
Peel

Wash:
No heat- handwash setting on washer
Tumble dry
Inside out all of the time


Why do the transfers keep cracking? Is it just a bad batch (bad quality). Is cracking generally associated with transfers, or am I just doing something wrong?

If I can't get a good quality product I will not be selling the transfers- never had these problems with silkscreens. Help me out please!
 

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What kind of transfer paper is it? It seems to me you are heating the transfer too long. The ones we do (did, got out of the tee business) only required 15 seconds @350. Then wash in cold water (inside out) then throw in thr dryer. Simple..
 
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