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Old July 11th, 2009 Jul 11, 2009 7:53:34 AM -   #106 (permalink)
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Default Re: Inkjet vs Laser Transfers. Any real advantages?

Yes Nigel, use a DTG or put a "clean border" on the artwork. I'm afraid there's no other way to do it.
 
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Old July 20th, 2009 Jul 20, 2009 11:45:03 AM -   #107 (permalink)
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Please can you let me know how thick the xpres papers feel once transfered?
I'm worried they may be too heavy for what I want them for...
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Old July 27th, 2009 Jul 27, 2009 1:58:56 PM -   #108 (permalink)
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Hi Spiceboy

I've tried to get round this problem (with some real mind blowingly difficult designs) without much success. WOW looks good but ...... you need a laser printer (see my previous posts). There are application films, where it looks as if you can cut a transfer and then slap an application film over it to keep everything in place and apply it but I haven't tried it (wimped out). What, of course, would really help is if all these companies who sell bits of kit would run a few workshops to show you the niceties of what their products can be made to do but, hey, ain't gonna happen, they've sold you the kit, it's up to you what you do with it and that's why fora like this are so popular because no-one can get a definitive answer from their suppliers, although, having said that, I've had nothing but good help from Rob at Xpres when I've asked the question and I can't thank him enough. (That was a really long sentence and I apologise - stay with me.) It's just knowing what question to ask. If anyone's used the application film on Darkjet or Inkjet Dark (I'm easily confused), could you let me know what your thoughts are? I can see major problems in that the cut process makes a complex and intricate design really friable. We can get great results on white, so why not on darks?

Anyone and everyone with any opinion, please answer - it would be much appreciated.

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If anyone's used the application film on Darkjet or Inkjet Dark (I'm easily confused), could you let me know what your thoughts are? I can see major problems in that the cut process makes a complex and intricate design really friable. We can get great results on white, so why not on darks?
I ran some tests with the the inkjet dark with 'application tape' and to put it simply; it doesn't work.

I posted a thread here at the time but didn't get much if any feedback, I can't remember now.

The problem I had is that the printed inkjet dark paper didn't stick properly to the application tape and it starts to peels off almost immediately. I spoke to the support dept and they ran their tests saying it worked fine.

I tried several types of application tape and none of them worked at all.
 
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Old July 27th, 2009 Jul 27, 2009 3:20:20 PM -   #110 (permalink)
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Default Re: Inkjet vs Laser Transfers. Any real advantages?

hi,
xpresark feels a bit "plasticy" but not too bad. If you ask xpress and magic touch, they will send you a couple of sample sheets so you can try them out
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Hi Guys,
Been away for a while........been busy!
I saw something today that is worth reporting and has bought me out of retirement!
The Xerox Phaser 6110 that was cheap at Printerbase isn't any longer It's gone from £65 + VAT to £110 + VAT.
Bad news i'd run out of toners again!
Now looking for a plan C

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Old July 31st, 2009 Jul 31, 2009 1:59:26 AM -   #112 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,
Been away for a while........been busy!
I saw something today that is worth reporting and has bought me out of retirement!
The Xerox Phaser 6110 that was cheap at Printerbase isn't any longer It's gone from £65 + VAT to £110 + VAT.
Bad news i'd run out of toners again!
Now looking for a plan C

Phil
Hi again phil,
you could always get some fabric paint and a brush and paint each t shirt individually
Seriously, Get the refill kit from Xerox 6110 - Xerox 6110N Colour Toner Refills for laser cartridges Easy to use and no mess. The quality of print is just as good as with xerox cartridges.
Nice to see you around again, thought you had left for far away shores (Essex)lol
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Old July 31st, 2009 Jul 31, 2009 4:31:46 AM -   #113 (permalink)
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Hi again phil,
you could always get some fabric paint and a brush and paint each t shirt individually
Seriously, Get the refill kit from Xerox 6110 - Xerox 6110N Colour Toner Refills for laser cartridges Easy to use and no mess. The quality of print is just as good as with xerox cartridges.
Nice to see you around again, thought you had left for far away shores (Essex)lol
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Hi Mik,
Thank you, it's nice to be back!
I followed your link above, it's alright for you Engineer types, drilling holes and the like! I'd probably end up with a hole in my leg!
I found somewhere else though:Xerox 6110 Toner, Xerox Phaser 6110 Toner Cartridges from Stinkyink
Much easier for us weekend DIY'ers!

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Old August 4th, 2009 Aug 4, 2009 11:14:56 AM -   #114 (permalink)
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It gets better! I managed to buy a 1000 page Non-original Magenta Toner for the Xerox 6110 off Fleebay(U.K) for £16.50 with Free delivery!
They do a full set for the same printer for about £45.00
This sure beats getting your hands dirty, Mik Lol.

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Old August 4th, 2009 Aug 4, 2009 11:18:38 AM -   #115 (permalink)
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have you tried the Xerox with the Magic touch papers?
I had an email through today about thier new flip flops and was very interested but when I called up they took me through a huge script of sales talk about only using the magic touch converted Oki etc etc etc etc

Am also interested in finding out about the Wow papers if you have experience of them?
 
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have you tried the Xerox with the Magic touch papers?
I had an email through today about thier new flip flops and was very interested but when I called up they took me through a huge script of sales talk about only using the magic touch converted Oki etc etc etc etc

Am also interested in finding out about the Wow papers if you have experience of them?
Hi Louisa,
Yes I did try the Xerox with the Magic Touch paper and they are magnificent if a little expensive at £50.00 for 100 A4 sheets + VAT + Delivery.
I went with the Xpres paper at £30.00 which come in at a very close second place.
Although I did get a call from Magic Touch today offering me their paper at 25p per sheet if I bought 1000 sheets at a time They must be struggling too!
Yes they do speak a whole lot of sales rubbish but I have found that if you start 'snoring' they do stop

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so the xerox is fine with the magic touch papers? I don't need the super-expensive oki?

I'm still a little worried about all the things Mik mentioned about having the wrong setting and the toner getting caught....

Plus, in my procrastinating, the price has now gone up
 
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so the xerox is fine with the magic touch papers? I don't need the super-expensive oki?

I'm still a little worried about all the things Mik mentioned about having the wrong setting and the toner getting caught....

Plus, in my procrastinating, the price has now gone up
Louisa,
The xerox is fine with the Magic Touch papers!
Ignore Mik, he's only a printer engineer
The settings very quickly become second nature, believe me it must be easy or I wouldn't be able to do it!
You could by a less expensive OKI from Printerbase if you like, just put a Magic Touch sticker on it and you will have the same machine they supply for a premium

Simples!

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Louisa,
The xerox is fine with the Magic Touch papers!
Ignore Mik, he's only a printer engineer
The settings very quickly become second nature, believe me it must be easy or I wouldn't be able to do it!
You could by a less expensive OKI from Printerbase if you like, just put a Magic Touch sticker on it and you will have the same machine they supply for a premium

Simples!

Phil
Sorry to say that I am leaving the xerox camp phil. My nice almost new oki 5600 is arriving on thursday. Only £200 on fleabay. Will let you all know how it goes.
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Sorry to say that I am leaving the xerox camp phil. My nice almost new oki 5600 is arriving on thursday. Only £200 on fleabay. Will let you all know how it goes.
Choice! Gets us all to buy one then defects the camp!
With the Xerox 6110 going up in price that don't seem a bad deal Mik
The toners are pretty expensive for those OKI's though Mik are they not? Whoops, sorry I forgot your going to go drill holes in 'em!

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