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What inks should I use for heat transfers with an inkjet printer?

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I cannot, for the love of my life, seem to find just a simple answer for this. I just need a few recommendations or brands to try out. I have an Epson XP-340 and when I print my images onto the heat transfer paper, they come out dull, and when I press them on the shirt they have a yellow film over them? It's gotta be the inks because I've tried multiple temperatures and pressures and I still get the same result. I use Adobe Photoshop for my designs and color match and everything so it has come down to the ink itself. Please help me out!:(
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Epson DURABrite Ultra Ink is OEM in both the XP-340 and the WF-7210. People use the OEM ink in the WF-7210 without the problems you are experiencing.

Which transfer papers are you using? What color shirts? What temperature are you pressing at? How long? How much pressure?

Cobra pigment inks seem to be the most popular. Your XP-340 does use pigment inks but I don't think refillable ink cartridges are available for it. You might be able to refill the Epson-made cartridges but print quality will deteriorate. If you plan to print a lot of transfers it might be more economical, in the long run, to purchase an Epson WF-7210, even if you work out the issues with the XP-340, because of the high cost of OEM cartridges/ink.
1. What ink do you use ?
2. Do you use an ICC profile for this ink ?
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