• Posted by kung on September 10, 2004 at 1:36 pm

    Hi all, been lurking for a while but would like some advice.

    We produce printed t-shirt which we outsource and were looking at usinga heat press and maybe investing in a vinyl cutter to give us more felxiblity and allow us to experiment with designs and position.

    Any advice on machine, materials etc. We have no experience of this method.

    thaaks in advance

    Paul Rollason replied 19 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Paul Rollason

    September 10, 2004 at 2:24 pm

    Hi Kung

    Rolls of t-shirt vinyl usually come in 500mm widths so you will only need a small cutter

    However as soon as you get one you will get requests for all sorts of stuff so it’s good to get as wide a cutter as you can afford.

    There have been a few theads this week on t-shirt printing and where to get presses and vinyl get samples from many companies and play around to find whats best for you.

    We use Hotmark from Victory it’s the best we have found so far, although the search continues, and victory use the stuff so they are always good for advice.

    Paul R(Mackerelbus Design)

  • Dave Springate

    September 10, 2004 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Paul,

    On the same subject, how do you rate victory’s stuff against expres’s t-shirt vinyls?

    best rgds

  • kung

    September 10, 2004 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks for the quick response. Didn’t realise that vinyl for fabric transfers only came up tp 500mm. we dont intend to do work for other people has we are pretty much pulled out the place now before we take on this new twist.


  • Paul Rollason

    September 10, 2004 at 3:24 pm

    Hi dave

    I haven’t tried the xpres stuff yet but I don’t think it comes on a sticky backing (I may be wrong) and that is what makes hotmark so good for weeding and positioning, it doesn’t slide around when you shut the press.

    Good colour range, very thin and all the colours in the hotmark are replicated in the nylmark.

    I might send off for some samples from xpres though and also the magic touch.

    Paul R(Mackerelbus Design)

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