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Ok To start.
I can use a polyester screen from speed ball for my single color screen?

Reverse the image on the screen, Just like making a light color transfer.

After i do my screening put that how much adhesive on the print?
Just enough to cover it? Of is that a trial and error thing?

You say to heat just enough to gel the ink.
I currently do not have a conveyor dryer (hoping to get one with in a day or 2)
How long should they go in the dryer?
What happens if they are not dry enough?
I assume over drying they will not stick well.

Could a heat press be used to gel the ink? with out touching the print?

Once they are on the transfer, Do they need to be cover?
someway to store them, like parchment paper over them.

I am new to the printing game, But i am a fast learner.
If you could help me that would be great.

You can also contact me via email as [email protected]
And advice, and help will be greatly appreciated


PS Sorry for the poor grammar, it is not my strong suit
 

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It sounds like you are trying to print plastisol transfers. Check with your ink manufacturer to fint its gel temp and its cure temp. Without a dryer you are going to need some way to gel the ink at the proper temp. Maybe an adjustable heat gun or a flash dryer. As far as adheasives go dont really know about that one. You can store transfers in plastic bags out of direst sunlight or heat.
 

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Thank you, that is a great start to answering my question. I'm heading out in a few minutes to look at a dryer. I can't seem to find them cheap anywhere, new one all seem to be $1200+, So the one i found for 300$ should be a good deal;)
 

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Not far from you Moto. Would love to find a cheap dryer in the area also. If you come across any that you pass on then let me know.
 

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Im in Beaumont. Just restarting my screen printing biz. Trying to get all my equipment lined up so I can get this thing rolling.
 
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