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« on: November 28, 2007 02:58:08 PM »

Hey guys,

I've only tried using heat transfer paper once, and it was of the cheap and nasty craft shop type - way too glossy and plasticky.

And so my question is: if I bought some Avery paper like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Avery-Dark-T-Shirt-Transfer-Pack/dp/B000NLY9QW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1196289912&sr=1-1
Is that likely to be glossy or matt in texture?

I've read the newbie FAQ, and the bestblanks paper sounds good, but bestblanks.com only deliver in the US and Canada; I am a Brit!

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,
Phil.
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 07:45:34 AM »

I haven't used this specific paper before but in my experience it depends on when you rip the backing off of the design. If you do it when it's cold then it turns out shiny but if you rip it off as soon as you are done ironing then it's matte. I think. I may have the shiny/matte backwards but I'm pretty sure that it's this way. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2008 10:46:04 AM »

Yeah I agree with the other post, leave it for a few seconds (or how ever many it says) and rip it off when its still hot/warm, Avery paper is fairly good and I don't remember it being too shiney.
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009 10:12:36 PM »

There is a new kind of paper that does not print a blank shiny film on "blank" areas.  Not sure what it's called.  I will try to find out.
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