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Post Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:19 pm

Sublimination T-shirt supplier?

Hi all,
just joined up & entering the world of sublimation from the world of fine art printing, so I know not a lot about this. Question is where to get T shirts from in the UK for sublimation printing with my Epson c82 & Rotech inks?

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Post Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:24 pm

Linda
hi try these
xpres on 01332 855085 or
Uk leisurewear 0800 220955
Xpres are the only suppliers of dye sub shirts i know but they sell via uk leisurewear at basically same price and you then have choice of other shirts etc

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Post Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:52 pm

T shirts

Hi Kevin,
my, that was quick LOL

I've just had a delivery from Xpres & am not really impressed with the manufacturing quality. Really looking from something better.

Any idea how I would get on with a 50/50 T?

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Post Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:24 pm

Linda
never tried, you could check out some of the USA dye sub sites it would mean importing them in, you could do by air freight etc depending how many you needed at a time. Just bear in mind the import and vat to pay on things entering the country. You could also try and import a spray additive which allows you to dye sub on to most materials, the write ups good but again have not tried.
Xpres are the only suplliers in this country of dye sub shirts as far as i know

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Post Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:44 pm

Yep xpres have the market in the UK at the moment.

I have read that you can sublimate on polycotton, i guess the higher the poly count the better, but there's not many polycotton t-shirts about either
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Post Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:59 pm

I have a 60% poly 40% cotton sweat shirt with a sub image on it,
from a distance it looks fine, but up close it looks like it has bleed.. a bit blurry, but i'm not sure if thats the image itself..

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Post Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:43 pm

Hi
I get t-shirts etc from a company called Rallawise, They have a t- shirt for sub dies. Not tried it myself I too am just getting started into the printing.

I'm back in work monday if you need their number email me and I'll dig it out.

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Post Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:50 pm

Hi Linda,

I dye-sub onto numerous items, I would strongly recommend you take a look at www.dyesub.org. They are US based but a wealth of knowledge.

Novachrome also do a dye-sub t-shirt, and I believe Listawood are looking into this also.
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Post Fri Sep 05, 2003 10:25 pm

50/50 poly cot sub tee, from Starworld. 01925 210018

also available from. Elms Marketing. Zapp 2000. & Mr. President Leisurewear.
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Post Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:43 am

There's a new transfer paper coming out that has a polyester carrier and allows you to print using Subli Inks onto 100% Cotton T's!
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Post Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:19 am

T shirts

Hi Steve,
any more info on this new paper for dyesub on cotton? You've wetted my appetite :lol:

Thanks to everyone for the quick replies & information. I'm sure I'll be back on when the first item is printed. Just waiting for the heat press to arrive.

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Post Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:27 am

Re: T-shirts

Hi Linda
I get most of my sub stuff from The Transfer Press In princess Risborough, speak to graham or his wife, they are very helpfull and supply a huge range of sublimation imprintables, also with regards inks, try the tropical graphics inks they supply, i have had great results with them, i use a 1290s with the bottle link system
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:03 am

Hi Linda

We are just about to start sublimation printing as well.

But we are going to wait until we have been to printwear n promotion show at the NEC late feb before we go ahead.

Paul R(Mackerelbus Design)
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:17 am

Novachrome also do subli-t's but Ive never tried them or delt with them Im afraid.

the website is www.novachrome.co.uk though if you are interested.

Id like to find out more about this poly covered paper to let you print with subli inks on cotton though - could make life cheaper!
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:24 am

i have used novachromes sub inks... (sawgrass) and was never happy with them, black never really came out black.... Tropical graphics inks work so much better(for me anyway) and they are cheaper :D
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:31 am

Where do you get your Tropical graphics inks

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Post Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:35 am

www.thetransferpress.co.uk

tel 01844 274354

Ask for Graham and say Alan from R & B Print Promotions recomended them, he is great chap and very helpfull, have a browse of there web site, can supplya huge range of goods
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Post Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:04 pm

Cheers alan

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Post Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:40 pm

Subli Soft T's

Have been using subli-soft T's for a while now but I'm now getting some bad come back on the T's when washed :( , they seem to be going bobbly (!) Has anyone else having this problem (?)

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Post Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:34 pm

Best Subli T by far is Europa's (sorry not got a link)
pricey but the best.
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Post Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:56 am

Try www.europa-leisure.co.uk - They make excellent presses too.
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Post Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:39 pm

But Europa are selling Subli-Soft the very same shirt I'm having problems with :-?
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Post Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:15 am

so can you sublimate onto cotton t-shirts yet?

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