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Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:24 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

What paper are you going to use? I don't do any garment printing so have no actual experience myself but from what I have read the magic touch machines have been tweeked so are not the same as the standard oki printers. Higher temperature & thicker materials can be used from what I remember. Hi...

Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:19 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

I have recently started to print T,s I purchased an Oki printer from TMT for transfer printing, I also use their transfer papers, whilst I was researching equipment they were certainly the most helpful and easy going company I dealt with(no hard sell, just advice and facts). Their after sales servi...

Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:48 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

I also have a Ricoh GXE7700n subli printer on sublijet-r inks for light colour sublimation but - that's min 65% poly garments only. Hi again Hugh - just wondering about the Ricoh GX7000 now. How do you find it? Did you say it only prints well on poly/cotton tees (with the magic touch paper)? I'm sp...

Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:55 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Anyone have good results using the Ricoh GX7000 ?

Replies: 1

Views: 1169

Anyone have good results using the Ricoh GX7000 ?

I see a few of these around, but not finding too much info on them with regards to t-shirt printing. Some feedback would be much appreciated, thanks!

Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:55 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: MAgic Touch heat press - should I buy this?

Replies: 1

Views: 1481

MAgic Touch heat press - should I buy this?

Seen this for sale here in Ireland : http://www.adverts.ie/office-equipment-supplies/the-magic-touch-heat-press/3754877 Bearing in mind it needs a new base plate (where do I even get one?), is it worth €150? I've seen cheap new presses on ebay, but hear horror stories about unbranded stuff.

Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:33 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

No..... TMT do "normal" Laser and White Laser Printers, have a good look on their website if I was you. Also I would recommend you do not buy anything until you speak with them/any other supplier to make sure what you get all works together. The Magic Touch are in the UK Which one did you...

Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:27 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

adkins make the heat press that xpres, magic touch and others sell, it's the best bit of kit you can buy if you want to do yourself a favour and hit the ground running. magic touch (and lots of others) do sublimation, they also do laser. spend some time on the Magic Touch website (or youtube), ther...

Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:24 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

A big vote for Magic touch here from us, we have used their products for a few year now, the only thing to watch out for is in the colder months the Transfer paper isn't too cold before printing (simple solution put under heat press while it is heating (and press is open). We use TTC for light clot...

Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:30 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

Magic Touch has to be with a laser or sublimation printer? If laser, is it a white toner type, or will a regular colour laser do it? I use Magic touch on and off and while mkostly 'off' of late - for no particular reason, they are always incredibly helpful in pre & post sales support & tech...

Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:12 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

A big vote for Magic touch here from us, we have used their products for a few year now, the only thing to watch out for is in the colder months the Transfer paper isn't too cold before printing (simple solution put under heat press while it is heating (and press is open). We use TTC for light clot...

Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:21 am

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Best way to print on "awkwardly-shaped" surfaces..

Replies: 2

Views: 1797

Screen printing those would be very time consuming and difficult because of all the colors. Remember for every color that means one more screen and one more registration. If that dark transfer works like says it will then I think that would be ideal. Although it looks like you have to be able to pr...

Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:20 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

Martin wrote:What sort of volume will you be doing? For short runs screen printing tends to be a lot more expensive because of the price of setting up screens.


Well, that I'm not really sure of. Depends how well these sell! Anywhere from 5 - 50 or upwards...

Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:54 am

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

Don't use them myself so can't make any recommendations but don't forget that as well as a printer & suitable transfer paper you will need a heat press as well. Yes, that too! I'm stuck with which way to go on this.... maybe tempted to head into the sinister world of screenprinting, but that do...

Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:23 pm

Forum: Sublimation Printing

Topic: Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

Replies: 22

Views: 8703

Cheap/Simple way into low-run t-shirt printing? Magic Touch?

I'd like to have a home option to print off t-shirts in short-ish runs, as and when I need them. I won't be making a full time business out of this, so don't want to (and cannot!) invest silly money into equipment overkill. So what I'd like to know is how good actually are these Magic Touch, Forever...

Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:42 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Weeding/small lettering/can it be done?

Replies: 19

Views: 5907

Agree with Alex above. If you want a job doing right - do it the right way. There are no cheap & easy shortcuts to get what you want to a satisfactory degree. If there were everybody would be doing it! Cheap cutters REALLY struggle to give nicely cut text at 5mm and under. Top end (SUMMA) stuff...

Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:56 am

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Weeding/small lettering/can it be done?

Replies: 19

Views: 5907

Weeding textile vinyl is different from standard vinyls not a fair comparison. Can not see the problem with a full size sticker or as said direct uv printing. Do similar things and can be finished in many ways. Cheap small letting that will not leave you wanting to jump off the bridge is lettraset ...

Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:54 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Weeding/small lettering/can it be done?

Replies: 19

Views: 5907

Yes but clothing vinyl has a very sticky backing sheet so weeding is easier. Worst case senario you can do what Harry told me and reverse weed, that is a very good technique for small text. I'm sure the ce6000 comes in a 400mm version but mines is the 600mm one. I would speak to Harry and see what ...

Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:46 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Weeding/small lettering/can it be done?

Replies: 19

Views: 5907

I just took the plunge and bought a ce5000 there, would say they are 100% worth the money compared to my chinese Creation PCut...the graphtec cuts much smoother with it's servo motors and I had it cutting 1mm text flawlessly on clothing vinyl, probably could have went even smaller. I deal with mdp ...

Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:44 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Weeding/small lettering/can it be done?

Replies: 19

Views: 5907

I just took the plunge and bought a ce5000 there, would say they are 100% worth the money compared to my chinese Creation PCut...the graphtec cuts much smoother with it's servo motors and I had it cutting 1mm text flawlessly on clothing vinyl, probably could have went even smaller. I deal with mdp ...

Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:46 pm

Forum: Graphtec Cutters

Topic: Weeding/small lettering/can it be done?

Replies: 19

Views: 5907

Weeding/small lettering/can it be done?

I'm based in Ireland, and looking at potentially purchasing a Graphtec CE5000 60cm plotter : http://www.serigraf.ie/cutters.html Has anyone purchased from Serigraf before? They seem very difficult to contact! :D Or the 6000 even? : http://www.mdpsupplies.ie/ce600040machineonly.asp As a cutter, would...

Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:31 pm

Forum: Screen Printing

Topic: Best way to print on "awkwardly-shaped" surfaces..

Replies: 2

Views: 1797

Best way to print on "awkwardly-shaped" surfaces...?

I'm looking for a practical way to print onto spray-painted or bare metal - whether that's screen printing or whatever, I really don't know, so would appreciate some advice. The kind of thing I'm looking for would be something like these : http://www.elitetone.com/images/fillmore/fillmore.png http:/...

Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:14 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: So I'm looking for small vinyl letters...! Advice/etc

Replies: 8

Views: 1873

Denise Goodfellow wrote:Sticking my neck out here, I'm guessing that the panel has been printed on, using a direct to substrate printer

Mimaki do one for about £22k


Yeah, I can't afford £22k! :D

Hence my looking for alternative poor-man methods....

Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:46 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: So I'm looking for small vinyl letters...! Advice/etc

Replies: 8

Views: 1873

So I'm looking for small vinyl letters...! Advice/etc

Ok, so I'm probably going to be told it can't be done, but fingers crossed! I'm looking to print/plot vinyl letters, but they gotta be small. By small, I mean maybe 1/8". I've umm-ed and ahh-ed over this for months. Screenprinting is maybe the sensible solution, but I don't think I have the pat...

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