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I've learned a lot since I've been here. And I thank you all for the help.

Here's a topic I know nothing about and have not seen it come up as a topic. I need to know what is good and what is bad transfer paper? What should I stay away from?

Can you also tell why you feel it was good brand or a bad brand of paper to buy?
 

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you guys don't use paper with your heatpress? Can someone help me out here? Is all paper made the same? Take the same amount of heat? Or peel easy?

Not sure, but I would think that they are not all the same. :confused: :confused:
 

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It often takes more than ten hours to get a response to a question, especially on a weekend, and especially when your question has already been discussed on the forums.
 

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What kind of heat transfers are you dealing with? Plastisol based? InkJet? LaserJet?
 

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inkjet. If I was to use plastisol, it would be what the shop that did the transfer used, correct? Would they tell me what type of paper they use?
 

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Plastisol transfers are on a release paper. This has nothing to do with heat transfer paper you are doing with your printer.
1. Plastisol Transfers. Done by out side company with your design. You press on to shirt. No trimming. No mess
2. Hot peel transfers. You buy paper (I use Iron All, Mira Cool and there are others) You make design on your computer. You print on transfer paper you trim design to go on shirt. You press only on lights and whites.
3. Opaque transfers. Usually used for dark shirts as the color of the shirt does not come through. Great if your doing a picture. bad if your doing words.You buy paper (I use blue grid)and there are others You make design on your computer. You print on transfer paper you trim around design to go on shirt. You press only on darks or lights. Hope this gives you an Idea. I am sure my buddies here will add to this. Lou
 

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Thanks Lou. I will be using an inkjet printer, epson c88. I also plan to start out with white tees only. Then later on down the line do colored tees.
 

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The best inkjet paper I have used is the MagicJet from www.personalizedsupplies.com . I have done over 12,500 transfers with it with no problems.
God Bless You
Don
Thanks Don. And same to you.

Are they a good company to deal with? How long have you been with them?
 

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yes of course. The are a big supplier of Iron all. I have been using them for 6 months. Iron All and Miracool are the same paper. They both have problems as the paper curls. It causes problems in printing if you do not bend the curls out of the paper before printing. Never place a bunch of this transfer and expect it to print as you would regular paper. Why do I use it. The quality of the print on the shirt after pressing. There is no better feel. Soft hand, Stretches with wear, no cracking, iron over design without burning, washes great. Lou
 

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Hi, I just started to use Mira Cool. I was using Iron=All before. Being in Canada with the money exchange i save on Mira Cool. The two paper are similar and different at the same time.I had the best service with Cindy.
She knows Heat Transfer more than anyone. that is only my opinion.
 
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