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  • TMT (magic touch) CPM 6.4 laser paper / mug sublimation

    Posted by Hugh Potter on December 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Hi all,
    while awaiting my new inkjet subli printer, I have had a play with a few TMT mugs and sample CPM transfers. initially I simply followed the destructions and pressed 160°c for 90 seconds.. not great results.
    best results were 110 seconds and 180°c and a tighter pressure on the clamp. took me a while to realise I need some white space around the transfer too!

    I know I need to get the pressure right but, is anyone who uses this set-up able to give me a ball park figure on where to start on time & temp?

    I’m going to push the sublimation a lot more from now so will be looking for a fair bit of advice I’m afraid – especially on the injet subli side!!

    thanks,
    Hugh

    Hugh Potter replied 11 years, 2 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
  • 7 Replies
  • John Thomson

    Member
    December 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Hi Hugh,

    I do not use Magic Touch but my mugs are 210 degrees and 150 seconds.
    I use a tight pressure.

    John

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    December 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    thanks John,

    I’ll keep that in ind for the inkjet subli, I think Laser is different so hopefully I can suss that one first.

    cheers,
    hugh

  • Earl Smith

    Member
    December 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Hugh,
    Not using TMT either.
    If you are using Gel inks with a Ricoh printer then the magic numbers are 180 degs for 180 secs. With the other Sawgrass Inks its slightly higher temp of 200 for 210 secs. Using Texprint papers.
    Medium pressure on the mug press.
    Sorry thats a little contra to what John has said but he might be using a different setup to mine.

    Earl

  • Dan Osterbery

    Member
    December 18, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    hi Hugh,
    sorry im confuzed, what do you need help with? CPM lazer paper or subli? I can help with CPM lazer version.

    cheers

    Dan

  • John Thomson

    Member
    December 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    quote John Thomson:

    Hi Hugh,

    I do not use Magic Touch but my mugs are 210 degrees and 150 seconds.
    I use a tight pressure.

    John

    sorry I was quoting for sublimation not laser 😳

    john

  • James Phillips

    Member
    December 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I use Magic Touch mugs and paper with a laser. 165 degrees and 2 mins with quite firm pressure seems to do the trick

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    December 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

    that’s cool John, sub is in the pipeline so all useful.

    James, thank you, I’ll give that a go.

    Hugh

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