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Hello there, my family decided to do a tshirt business.
We already have a printer with pigment ink, a cutter (CutOk), a Heat Press and we are planning to use Jetpro SoftStretch paper transfers and we also have some vinyl and metallic foil papers.

So those are the basically what we have. I have a few questions, I hope you guys can share some answers.

I'm having a dilemma aligning the image I printed with my cutter. So I guess I'll just be cutting the image manually using cutter/scissors.
I haven't tried printing the image on transfer paper yet because we're still waiting for the other equips to arrive.

This is my design:

1.) If I print this on a transfer paper, will the background show up as white? Or will the background won't show at all?

2.) What is the standard temperature and time for the following shirts:
a. White shirt:
b. Black shirt:
c. Pastel Colored Shirts:
d. For Metallic Foil Paper transfer (I don't know what they're called):
e. For Vinyl Transfers:

3.) What if I want my design to be bigger but our transfer papers only size up to A4... Is there anyway to make them bigger?

So far, those are my concerns.. Hoping to get any answers. :eek:
 

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1.) If I print this on a transfer paper, will the background show up as white? Or will the background won't show at all?
Using regular inkjet transfers or opaque transfers?

With regular transfers like JPSS, if you don't trim it, there will be a transparent rectangle of transfer paper residue that will be able to be seen.

Most people trim around the edges of the inkjet transfers with scissors or with their vinyl cutter to avoid this background effect.

2.) What is the standard temperature and time for the following shirts:
a. White shirt:
b. Black shirt:
c. Pastel Colored Shirts:
d. For Metallic Foil Paper transfer (I don't know what they're called):
e. For Vinyl Transfers:
There's no "standard". When you buy each paper or vinyl, the supplier will give you the temperature, times and pressures for each type of product they supply. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Even then, you may need to do your own testing to see what works best with YOUR heat press, since some heat presses may run hot (or cold) or may not have as accurate of pressure as they one they used for their instructions.

3.) What if I want my design to be bigger but our transfer papers only size up to A4... Is there anyway to make them bigger?
I've seen people use 2 transfers to make larger images. I think they also sell 11" x 17" transfers and even transfer paper on rolls.
 
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