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  • Stepping into Sublimation Printing, advice needed please?

  • Wayne Maxwell

    Member
    October 16, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Hi everyone…
    I hope you are all busy and keeping well.

    Looking for some advice. I’ve just purchased an Epson F6300 44inch sublimation printer and an Adkins Roll master 1.2metre rotary press.

    My main aim is to produce flags and flags only. Here in my wee country of Northern Ireland folk love a flag 😁

    The instructions with the rotary press are useless so I’m unsure of the best Speed and Temp settings to be using. Please if anyone has experience with this would you mind helping me out.

    Much appreciated.

    Wayne

    https://www.epson.co.uk

  • Karen White

    Member
    October 16, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Hi Wayne

    I didn’t know you could get a heat press that big!
    I cannot help with the settings and so on. But i am curious because i thought that a wide format sublimation printer printed directly to the likes of polyester flag material and was dry when it came out of the printer and just needed to be trimmed or whatever you were going to do with it?

    • Wayne Maxwell

      Member
      October 17, 2021 at 9:03 am

      Hi Karen. You can buy direct to textile or dye sublimation which prints onto paper then has to b pressed through the calendar press. I went for a small calendar press as the biggest size of flag I’m going to produce would be 5ft x 3ft plus I’m tight for space in my unit 🙂

  • Graham Scanlan

    Member
    October 17, 2021 at 5:07 am

    Hi Wayne

    After a little research I can help you part of the way with the temperature, in not sure if it changes with different brands of transfer paper, and welcome to the world of textiles, you may want to look at soft home furnishing as it’s a growing market

    • Wayne Maxwell

      Member
      October 17, 2021 at 9:07 am

      Thanks for taking the time to reply Graham. I’m really confused about the speed settings…
      Can you send me the link to that video you found may I can pick up some tips from it.
      Adkins arent very helpful and their website isn’t great either 😕

      • Graham Scanlan

        Member
        October 17, 2021 at 9:29 am

        Here you go Wayne

        https://youtu.be/is8Xrw-AYbA

        • Wayne Maxwell

          Member
          October 17, 2021 at 9:47 am

          Thanks Graham. Can I ask if you do any large sublimation yourself or what’s your game?

          • Graham Scanlan

            Member
            October 17, 2021 at 2:10 pm

            Hi Wayne,

            I work for Pyramid Display Materials we’re suppliers of vinyls/sheet plastic and board products/hp printers/textiles etc. I’ve been in the industry since I was a young lad, so now being 55 I’ve seen in grow into what it is today. I’m always happy to share some of my gained knowledge,

            • Wayne Maxwell

              Member
              October 17, 2021 at 2:26 pm

              Good to know Graham. I’ll give your website a check. I work for myself now doing signage and print large format an always looking new suppliers for products etc.

    • Wayne Maxwell

      Member
      October 20, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      Hi Graham.

      1st flag produced today.

      Your temp photo of 200 degrees was spot on and I’ve mastered the speed settings 😁

      Onwards and upwards they say 🚀

      PS I’d like to ask if you could send me over a Berger product brochures for all things textile.

      Cheers

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