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hello everyone this has been on my mind for a long time and has never been answered....since printers don't print white ink then how do you heat transfer white ink on a black shirt?
 

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You would either have to use Vinyl (Cut by a plotter), Plastisol Transfers (Silkscreened onto a transfer sheet), or an Opaque transfer (Which can be ptinted on). I also believe that a DTG (Direct To Garment) machine can print white onto a shirt. I know they use it as a base.
 

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Yeah I Do Need Help...this Whole Shirt Thing Is Confusing...but Thanx To This Site I'ved Learned Alot
 

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I have tried heat pressing NUMBERS using unprinted Laser1 Opaque transfer, cut on a CAD cutter/plotter. A little difficult on small individually cut letterring though since you have to use a carrier tape, if not, you have to individually lay down each letters/numbers on the shirt. I think this would work on most opaque transfers including inkjet opaque. I would prefer the thicker opaque transfers for this job.

I think there is also white vinyl transfers and are usually the first choice of members here.
 

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thanx robert...anything else i should know?
If you have any other questions about the above methods, feel free to ask.

I think Robert pretty much covered the different ways to do white ink with a heat press :)
 
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