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Old August 19th, 2009 Aug 19, 2009 2:02:30 PM -   #136 (permalink)
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Default Re: Inkjet vs Laser Transfers. Any real advantages?

Hi Chris & Welcome,
The Xerox machine is great for starting out with.
Papers for light coloured shirts use Xpres or Magic Touch. The dark papers from anyone still don't perform!
If you are only doing A4 size prints a 38 x 38cm Clamshell press will do.

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Old August 19th, 2009 Aug 19, 2009 2:28:16 PM -   #137 (permalink)
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Default Re: Inkjet vs Laser Transfers. Any real advantages?

Thanks Phil

is there anything else i need, also am i right in presuming i print on this xpress paper mirror style, cut the image out, preheat the shirt and then press, where do i get the teflon from, also i saw that mt use 2 pieces of paper is this the same with xpress. sorry for the questions just keen to get started.

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Default Re: Inkjet vs Laser Transfers. Any real advantages?

Could somebody please separate this thread and get all the Xerox stuff out and into a different thread so we can get back to topic please. We just might have a couple pages about this cheap Xerox in here.

Nothing against the Xerox...just would like to keep on topic.
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Old August 20th, 2009 Aug 20, 2009 12:34:50 AM -   #139 (permalink)
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Could somebody please separate this thread and get all the Xerox stuff out and into a different thread so we can get back to topic please. We just might have a couple pages about this cheap Xerox in here.

Nothing against the Xerox...just would like to keep on topic.
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Everything in this thread is reletive to producing laser printed transfers using the cheap Xerox printer.

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Thanks Phil

is there anything else i need, also am i right in presuming i print on this xpress paper mirror style, cut the image out, preheat the shirt and then press, where do i get the teflon from, also i saw that mt use 2 pieces of paper is this the same with xpress. sorry for the questions just keen to get started.

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Hi Chris,
Yes, print the transfer paper in mirror.
I then pre-press the shirt for 5 seconds @ 190 degrees celcius.
Place the transfer on the shirt cover with teflon and press at the same temperature for 15 seconds.
Remove the teflon and peel the transfer hot.
I then cover the transfer with parchment paper and teflon and press again for a further 5 seconds. This gives the transfer a really nice 'hand'.
I then remove the shirt from the press while hot and give the transfer a slight stretch.
Your done!

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Old August 20th, 2009 Aug 20, 2009 3:23:17 AM -   #141 (permalink)
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Default Re: Inkjet vs Laser Transfers. Any real advantages?

Phil,

Thanks so much, and for the person asking to move the xerox stuff off the forum, the title was inkjet vs Laser I was going down the inkjet route until i read this thread and thanks to the excellent posts on here I have chosen to go laser and also saved a packet as I was also looking at Magic Touch so this thread has helped me make up my mind and saved me money. Fantastic thanks everyone its been great for me.!

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Phil,

Sorry one more do you use fotl or another brand of T.

Thanks

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Thanks so much, and for the person asking to move the xerox stuff off the forum, the title was inkjet vs Laser I was going down the inkjet route until i read this thread and thanks to the excellent posts on here I have chosen to go laser and also saved a packet as I was also looking at Magic Touch so this thread has helped me make up my mind and saved me money. Fantastic thanks everyone its been great for me.!

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Yes, there is a lot of great Inkjet vs Laser Transfer info in this thread. But, you missed the point. It's turned into a Xerox deals and testing thread. I watch this thread for new results in case something new comes out to tip the scales and Xerox talk started because it's a cheap way to get into laser. A few mentions are fine...but to go on and on...come on...start a new thread already. Now we mostly see new Xerox news and not what I came to this thread for. I came for read/talk about "Inkjet vs Laser Transfers".

This is the last I'll say on this matter in this thread. If the staff cleans up this thread, then please remove my references to cleaning it up as well.

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Old August 20th, 2009 Aug 20, 2009 4:28:58 AM -   #144 (permalink)
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Default Re: Inkjet vs Laser Transfers. Any real advantages?

Hi,

Thanks for the response, im not going to get drawn into a debate about this however i have not missed your point at all, i also started reading this thread as i did not know what to go for and was torn between the two styles.

If it was not for these guys going on about the Xerox I would of spent £500 on a printer where in reality thanks to this thread i can now get a printer to do the same job and save myself £400+ , so in my humble opinion this thread has been a great help.

And also chosen to go down the laser route!! so choice made, money saved, excellent thread i think.
 
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Defection complete, I am now thw proud owner of an oki c5600. Have to admit I am mega impressed. Have tried all the different papers i have in it ( xpress,magic cut and transferwear) and they all come out perfect and in half the time it takes the xerox to warm up.
I think that nearly new for only £200 on ebay was a good deal and although its not the model supplied by magic touch, it works fine (and was £300 cheaper)
I would still say that the xerox is a great little printer and a great inexpensive starting point for anyone but if like me, you find that you start to out grow it, then the oki is great.
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Gratz on your Okidata. I have the new Okidata C830DTN which is a step above the C8800DTN. I'm working on doing a review on it. I chose laser due to all the ink spitter horror stories. I do have a Epson 1400 and a HP AIO. My Oki is nicer than both by far. The kids use the Epson and we use the HP as a fax machine now...hehehe.
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Old August 20th, 2009 Aug 20, 2009 5:47:57 AM -   #146 (permalink)
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Sorry one more do you use fotl or another brand of T.

Thanks

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Hi Chris,
I did try FOTL but personally I prefer Gildan shirts. If you compare a BLACK FOTL shirt with a Gildan one you will see why! FOTL are grey Now with black being my biggest seller it was an issue.
I keep one of each behind the counter nowdays to show the FOTL fans the differance!

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Old August 20th, 2009 Aug 20, 2009 6:10:16 AM -   #147 (permalink)
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Yes, there is a lot of great Inkjet vs Laser Transfer info in this thread. But, you missed the point. It's turned into a Xerox deals and testing thread. I watch this thread for new results in case something new comes out to tip the scales and Xerox talk started because it's a cheap way to get into laser. A few mentions are fine...but to go on and on...come on...start a new thread already. Now we mostly see new Xerox news and not what I came to this thread for. I came for read/talk about "Inkjet vs Laser Transfers".

This is the last I'll say on this matter in this thread. If the staff cleans up this thread, then please remove my references to cleaning it up as well.

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Jamey,
I created this thread because of frustration of trying to get the information I needed from the American sections of this forum.
You have transfer papers out there which we cannot even source here in the U.K.
You have Epson printers with completely different model numbers to those supplied here in the U.K.
For that reason I created this thread for U.K members of this forum to contribute to and hopefully find the given information useful. Which I think it has achieved!
We don't have many sections which are U.K specific, this is it!
If this thread has helped just one person in starting up in the bewildering t-shirt transfer decorating business then it has achieved it's intended purpose.
It has helped me in a huge way and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed to it.
Thank you.

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I'm subscribed to to this thread though I'm not sure if I've made a contribution, . I still open and read though everytime there's a new post. I think I've also learned from the experiences of the others. Thanks!
 
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Default Re: Inkjet vs Laser Transfers. Any real advantages?

got it sorted at last
this is for ttc 3.1

prepress for 2 seconds (not till steam stops coming out. that was my problem all along )

set temp 190
press for 30 seconds heavy presure
peel very hot
repress for 2 seconds with teflon sheet
then stretch
job perfect
 
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Sorry one more do you use fotl or another brand of T.
I'll add to this, I use Gildan 2000 or 5000 most of the time.

I have been surprised over the years at the number of people coming in telling us that they need 'Fruit of the Loom' shirts printing as they are the best, generally they have no idea what they are talking about and it's the only brand of blank that they have ever heard of !

This must annoy the people over at Gildan !
 






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