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Hey everyone.

I have read that using Teflon Sheets while pressing Plastisol Transfers will leave a glossy finish. Does this only happen when pressing for a 2nd time? In other words, if I use a Teflon Sheet in between the Transfer and the Platen on the original press, will it give it a glossy look? Or only if I press a second time?

Why would somebody want to press a second time?

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Also... I read that using a silicon sheet or parchment paper will give a matte finish, similar to a screen printed look. Is this any different than the look of a freshly pressed plastisol transfer? Or just different than a glossy finish?
 

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Hey everyone.

I have read that using Teflon Sheets while pressing Plastisol Transfers will leave a glossy finish. Does this only happen when pressing for a 2nd time? In other words, if I use a Teflon Sheet in between the Transfer and the Platen on the original press, will it give it a glossy look? Or only if I press a second time?

Why would somebody want to press a second time?

Thanks.
My brain might be off here but on the first press you have the ink facing down so the teflon sheet is not touching your actual transfer but only the back of the paper. So that doesn't matter.
Second press is used alot of times to help set the ink more. And yes it could give it a glossy look since on this 2nd press the teflon does touch the ink.

Good Luck
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I do a second press with teflon sheet all the time. I dont use plastisol but use vinyl or JPSS. It makes the JPSS smoother and takes out the grainy feel. I do not think it changes the gloss or matte of the print. I think the second press sets the ink to make it last longer. Many washes and it seems to get better with each one. JMO
 

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Thank you both for the info. I am planning on doing some plastisol transfers this week and I was wondering if it is necessary/recommended to do a second press even if the transfer is done correctly on the first press. If the plastisol transfers nicely on the first press, and everything seems to go perfect, is it necessary?
 
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