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  • Info needed & a source for buying flock!

    Posted by Deleted User on April 7, 2002 at 12:50 pm

    i was considering buy a heat press & cutting flock for t-shirts etc. i wondered if anybody had any tips, what type of press to buy?.where to buy flock,one supplier i contacted, only supplied sheets in 500×1000 sheets,any help would be appreciated.
    robin-a

    red dragon replied 20 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

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    April 7, 2002 at 6:33 pm

    i wouldnt buy flock. after a while im sure it shrinks or something like that. we used it years ago.
    there is a product that probably lorraine could tell you more about than me. it comes on a roll like vinyl infact looks just like vinyl. you cut it the same as vinyl and weed it. turn it upside down and heat it on.
    we use it for all our own work shirts etc.
    it doesnt tear, shrink or fade, its brill. has a kinda smooth rubber feel to it.
    xpress maybe do it. i have there details filed away some place but will have to ask the girl in the office where it is. sorry.
    as for the heat press. we have an old one we use its about 15"x15" again you should be able to buy them from xpress.
    if your just starting out why not just use an iron. it works just as good for short run stuff. the only differnce is you dont have a timer built in but a stop watch or somthing will do just as good.
    i just guess how long, to be honest. havent wasted any yet. "touch wood"

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  • Lorraine Buchan

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    April 7, 2002 at 7:55 pm

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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

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    April 7, 2002 at 8:31 pm

    you see told you she would know… 😆

    by the way lorraine! where do i get mouse mats before they are put together. you know what i mean. i want to print up some of my own. but i want to buy just the foam and the hard vinyl bit seperate.

    any ideas?

  • Lorraine Buchan

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    April 7, 2002 at 9:01 pm

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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

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    April 8, 2002 at 8:39 am

    thanks lorraine

    im not actualy doing it right now. i was going to do it a few months ago but couldnt find a source for the mat broke up like i said.
    i was needing about 250 to start with.

    thanks for your help! 🙂

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  • red dragon

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    April 8, 2002 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Rob,

    I get my Mousemats from Listawood (for sublimation) they are much better quality than any of the others I’ve used, maybe slighly greyer, but once printed this doesn’t become a problem.

    Sharon

  • red dragon

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    April 8, 2002 at 12:23 pm

    Hi Robin-a

    When I bought my heatpress last year, I went to Signmaster Systems in Market Drayton, they are goods people to deal with. They sell the Geo Knight range of presses, I went for the Digital Combi 15×15, mainly because my printer was not A3, so why pay the extra. The upside with this particular heatpress is that you can change the lower with accessories (extra obviously) to be able to print, plates caps or mugs. They are also cheaper than Xpress and the Magic Touch. Go to http://www.signmaster.co.uk and take a look.

    Sharon

  • Lorraine Buchan

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    April 8, 2002 at 12:51 pm

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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

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    April 8, 2002 at 3:49 pm

    thanks lorraine
    thats brill, i appreciate your time.

    🙂