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Topic: Favorite Brand Of Transfer Paper? (& other newbie questions, of course)  (Read 671 times)
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« on: September 10, 2005 07:10:12 PM »

ok, so I've never made a shirt with this stuff before, so I figured i do some q&a before investing anything (i'm a cheapskate) So, onto the questions, then...
1) what is your favorite brand of transfer paper & how much does it cost?
2) how long to transfers live in the wash? like, how many washes before it's totally ruined? how do you wash it, heat/cycle wise?
3) how opaque are the transfers? do they have a huge shine-factor?
4) where do you buy your plain ts? i've been stencilling for a while but i'm always looking for a good bargian Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2005 07:14:10 PM »

1. Avery I don't know how much it cost
2.It took mine about 15 washes until it was totally ruined
3.Not too shiny(very little color difference
4.i buy my plain tees at craft stores
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2005 07:22:06 PM »

thank you, dear.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2005 07:39:30 AM »

1. Avery lights and darks.. Buy them at Walmart if your doing just a few.. They are around $3-$4 cheaper than anywhere else..
2. Was in cold water.. Longevity depends on ink used.. If you have an Epson printer with their Durabrite inks they last twice as long as HP or other brand inks.. Dont dry them and you reduce cracks and fading even more..
3. Here is where experiene helps.. If you peel them hot the design is matte.. If you let the transfer completely cool it has a glossy finish to it.
4. Michaels or Walmart.. If you buying in bulk like 12 or more shirts I recommend buying them online www.blankshirts.com ..

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2005 09:18:34 AM »

why thank you, dollface, how helpful. Smiley
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