Is there a shelf life to plastisol transfers?
You just lay and press. Then you simply peel away the entire paper transfer backing and you're done.This may be a sill question but I was going to try some of this plastisol stuff and was wondering, once you get your transfer is there any cutting involved (aroudn your image? or can you just lay the whole thing down and press?
Plastisol transfers are made with a standard silkscreen press. So if you are silkscreening now, you already have the machine. All you need now is paper, possibly special ink and some powder stuff, I think.can i know how much it cost for plastisol machine?
Master makes a good point. If you already know what you are printing, you can always print directly on the shirts and not have to worry about transfers. Was there a specific reason you wanted transfers vs. direct?My idea was to print maybe 300 for Xl-XXL people, and 300 for small to large. But we made a couple prints here in china and the size looked too small at around 12 inches x 9. We also think we should purchase our own machine as would give us more control over what and how to print. We cannot figure out what we need to print. You say on vinyl? To do this we would need a solvent printer? Any solvent printer? How many colors needed, and what about the problem for printing on black needing white. Do all solvent printers have white? Or on vinyl maybe the problem does not exist for printing on black? We are close to figuring this out and was told all we need is a solvent printer, and a cutter. If i understand this we would still need to do weeding correct? Or am I wrong is there a solvent printer that prints direct to transfer so no need to weed? If not then a solvent printer must be the way, and must use special vinyl transfer paper i am guessing. But important is the ability to print on black.
Are you trying to make your own transfers or are you trying to apply plastisol transfers you have had made?hi there
my name is darren,i am from south africa,need some advice.you guys are a bit more advanced than us.if the world had to end we would still have ten years to live its bad
i am trying out transfer printing with plastersol does the transfer have to be wet for application because if it is dry it doesent stick
im finding that the transfers dont have a lot of stretch after pressing them
what tempreture should i set my press at, and how long must i press it for. as i am used to curing with a tunnel
is there something to mix into the ink to help it strech more?
1. Can I send my JPEG images to Ace or First Edition and have my logos set to Plastisol?
2. I keep seeing white being an issue to print on a dark shirt. Can I have a white logo in Plastisol to press to a black shirt?
3. Confirming what I thought I read...I can have multiple logos printed on a "gangpage" (sp?). Would I then just cut them out in a generic fashion (i.e. not touching the logo itself) and press?
4. If I have a Plastisol logo in the shape of a circle, after I press, only the circle will be showing on the fabric? No outer residual glue, adhesive, etc?
Thank you in advance to any and all who can help me! I can't wait to get started!
Oh wait! One more question! Any ideas on quality blanks? I already have looked at American Apparel and looking for something a little cheaper but relative quality!
Oops, one more....any thoughts on the heat press and crystal transferring?
http://www.t-shirtforums.com/heat-press-heat-transfers/t48382.html#post285387Not sure I saw this asked and sorry if it was, but what is the shelf life of a plastisol transfer?
Even if you were charged as little as a $1 a print (the rate is probably higher), 6 jobs and you would have paid for a press. This is why you don't see many heat pressing outsourcing.I found lots of sources to buy stock plastisol transfers, but havent found anything on companies that I can outsource pressing on the shirts. Rather than use my employees, I'm thinking may be better off just outsourcing it. About 100 piece orders. any ideas?
Transfers inherit the same characteristics as direct print. If you can get a soft direct print, then you can get a soft transfer. The darker the garment, the more layers of ink, the thicker the print. But that's true with direct print too.Hello,
I have some quick questions about plastisol transfers;
can you get them with a soft feel?
do bigger graphics mean you'll get a rigid shirt?
do these crack and/or peel off like other transfers or do they 'bind' with the fabric like regular screen printing? (I know plastisol 'sits' on the fabric, but it kinda binds in too, right)
Seeing how these are printed on transfer paper and not directly onto textile, can you get finer lpi with these?
Do you have to trim the paper? Is it like Jet Opaque where if you do not trim, the excess is white? And how long, at what temperature, what pressure do you press it at, or does it differ for each company?
Instructions vary by transfer company.Nope. No window, no polymer, no outline. It's as if you screen printed directly on the shirt.
No. If the print is very think and rubbery, then it was intended to be that way. You achieve this effect with special screen print inks.is that technique similar to one we can see very offten now on the market ,where designe on tshirt is very thick and you feel like rubber ??
Yes, the term 'screen printing equipment' consists of the polyester mesh frames."Screen printing equipment" here does it refers to the actual silk screen printing equipment with a frame with polyester over it as a stencil and with a squeegee forcing the ink thru the screen onto the transfer paper?
There are no printer machines that can do plastisol printing. However there are DTG printer machines that do water-based ink printing. Pricing starts at around $15K.Isn't there any printers that print with plastisol ink so we don't need so much equipments and screen can be avoided?
Since plastisol ink can only be cured by high temperature, how can we complete with the plastisol transfer when finish screen printing?
Besides, does transfer paper for inkjet and laser printer respectively can be printed with normal inkjet/ laser ink?
I have always known the terms to be different. Hot peel means you peel the transfer immediately after pressing. Hot split also is peeled hot, but it literally splits ink from paper resulting in a more rough surface. I prefer hot split transfers because it is indistinguishable in looks from direct screen printing.I was told that hot peel and hot split are the same, but from the 1st post i saw here is different. Can anyone advice? Is there a standard for this?