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Topic: Setting Speedball with Heat gun  (Read 1638 times)
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« on: August 01, 2009 07:31:50 PM »

So I'm really broke since I bought a brick and mortar store complete with Screens for printing.  I'm heating my tee's inked with Speedball Fabric ink with a Home Depot Heat Gun.  The instructions said I could use an iron but that didn't seem to work.  I have to make 185 tee's in a week.  Thats alot of gunning!  Anyone have any better idea's?  Because I really don't have a dime to my name.  Thanks

« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010 02:05:31 PM »

I do mine with a two-step process - I use a heat gun (crappy $10 Harbor Freight, I think it's 1500 watts) to speed up the drying of the ink. takes about 10 seconds per shirt.

then on the dry ink, I cover it with a piece of clean paper and use a portable mangle I scored at a school auction to set the ink, but all that's doing is basically ironing the thing. that takes about another 15-20 seconds.

185 shirts is a ton, but if you can get someone to help you out (they dry while you print the next one, they fold while you iron) it can go pretty fast.


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