Talked with transfer express today and I had them send me out some samples. I let you guys know how they turn out.
Samples are great fun but when you have to make a step forward at some point. If you want to know what is actually possible just go order some stock transfers. This testing and re-testing is getting a bit silly.
What testing and retesting?Samples are great fun but when you have to make a step forward at some point. If you want to know what is actually possible just go order some stock transfers. This testing and re-testing is getting a bit silly.
what we do is wait 24 hrs for most types of transfers before doing the Thumb scratch test. Usually after the first wash test.Lucy, you are the best thanks a bunch. The thumb test - do you do it right after pressing or should I give it some time to cool/sit first?
So far no one has asked ... SIXTEEN BUCKS FOR BEER? In two (or three) hours? Was that a lotta Buds or just a fistful of Guinnesses? No wonder you need that alignment tool, Lou! (Actually, I'm probably going to order one from you before the deadline because I'm kinda compulsive about alignment too.)Rodney I did 100 shirts with plastisol transfers and completed in 2.5 hours. I made $450.00 That's $180 per hour. Tees Shirt cost $1.50, Transfer 100 single color .77 cents each Shipping $10.00 Beer $16.00 I charged $7.00 for shirts.
Honestly, even with companies that have Service 24/7 online and do respond to every email it still does not mean they can do the job, may be they're a all booked up etc. That's why I think it's a good Idea to establish relashionships with as many Companies as you can. This way, you have more options when you are dependent on source outs.I will e-mail Janet at FE and add my name to the pile but it sure would be nice if there were an easier way to do it. Maybe I'm being a weenie but when you don't hear an answer via e-mail, as some of us have experienced, you don't know if you're being blown off because you didn't call, or if there was some technical difficulty.
Lucy, you are absolutely right. I hope to establish relationships with all of the transfer companies that people on this forum have said good things about, including yours. It's taking that first step and contacting the first vendor that sometimes is the hardest.Honestly, even with companies that have Service 24/7 online and do respond to every email it still does not mean they can do the job, may be they're a all booked up etc. That's why I think it's a good Idea to establish relashionships with as many Companies as you can. This way, you have more options when you are dependent on source outs.
That doesn't seem too bad.But we have a $250 minimum order.
I've pressed a few, messed up a few, got a few looking good, still testing them out as they come in. I will say from a complete heat press newbie's perspective, they aren't as easy as I thought they would be.Rodney, how are your custom transfers printed samples coming along ? ...it's been over a week....don't mean to rush you any
Thanks Lucy - Nice meeting you too and I appreciate the info. I have a possible job pending now, as a result of a customer coming into the store and seeing what I was doing with the transfers, and I am thinking that maybe vinyl would be the way to go. Then again, he may want about 100 shirts, so, no, maybe not. I hate weeding. In my garden or elsewhere.Hi, the best quality Vinyls and other Deco Materials are the ones that are easy to cut and weed...Specialty Materials (they are NOT the Distributor) Can drop ship to Mexico, USA etc...
Nice meeting you btw.
I think the cracking issue is also dependant on the type of material you are printing on. My silkscreener made me a truckload of ladies stretch blouses before the Christmas rush and they all crack. Plastisol, silkscreen ink.well, to be honest with you I too find it extremely odd that no one here has had plastisol transfers Crack. Gee.. I can go to the local Mega-Box lowend chain store and find them there.
Someone is making them..... really, I'm not dreaming this up.
Weird!Also, just for general information for those of us not living in the 'land of the free', TExpress does not ship to Mexico. Reasons cited are 'paperwork and tax' issues. This doesn't seem to be a problem for most others.