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Shirt tranfers like 80's tees? What machine?

Posted on Fri, 30 Jul 2004 at 14:12



Ive been looking for a machine that will make good tranfers, the kind we/or our kids had on those old 80's t-shirts. I remember the tranfers being vinyl feeling, and they had a flexible quality to them. Never these square/rectangle tranfers like various sellers on ebay use. Imsure those are all cheap inkjet transfers that anyone can do.

Ive looked into some machines, and so for the one i think may do the trick is the Roland pc-12. I like the idea that its a plotter as well, and will add nice shape to the tranfers.

Since members of this board are far more knowledgable than me, is this the machine i need? Are there alternatives? Better methods?

Thanks
Josh

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Anonymous says: I checked on one of the printer/cutter machines with transfers in mind and for the small pocket patches or cap transfers they will be reasonable to produce but you need to ask how much per Sq. In. it ...

I checked on one of the printer/cutter machines with transfers in mind and for the small pocket patches or cap transfers they will be reasonable to produce but you need to ask how much per Sq. In. it costs to produce a letter size or larger transfer. They can be pretty expensive. That's the reason I backed off.
God Bless You
Don

posted on: Sat, 07/31/2004 - 4:21pm
Anonymous says: If you currently screen print, you can do it the old way, the full color photo type were a color lithograph (I had a case of new old stock from the late 70' into early 80's) printed on tranfer paper, ...

If you currently screen print, you can do it the old way, the full color photo type were a color lithograph (I had a case of new old stock from the late 70' into early 80's) printed on tranfer paper, then gloss clear with glitter if desired, then colors, with a white solid last over disired area, cured in drier, and pressed on. I worked at a shop in Boise, called L&L Shirts a few years ago, and the owner, being there since the 70's would from time to time make them. That is the "authentic way" but for small runs, or samples for customers, the roland pc-12 is excellent. I am in the vinyl biz, now for 10years. I have screenprinted many different ways, and still do have a little single color, flat stock, tabletop setup I made. I do lots of large graphics, and my next investment is a pc-12, for the same purpose. My idea is to experiment with mixing technologies, and screen clear over the print, Print cut the shape, weed excess, print clear, = 70's style.

That is all for now...
Bibby

posted on: Thu, 10/07/2004 - 4:05am
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