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Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:28 pm

T shirt printing money saver

For anyone using silicon sheets or the teflon sheet that lasts a lot longer but not forever, did you know you can use the backing paper from normal sign vinyl, it even gives a nice glossy finish to the vinyl after a second press once the carrier is removed. and single piece also lasts ages.
at £30 for 500 sheets of silicon paper or a tenner for the teflon sheet it does a pretty good job seeing as its going to be discarded anyway.

Also, for anyone that uses the Ultra cut/Pu/ etc T shirt vinyl, (IE the really sticky backed stuff) and stores pre cut designs ready for pressing,
the backing paper from vinyl does a good job of keeping the different designs apart and from sticking together, its non stick and nice and stiff so wont bend like silicon paper or grease proof
I just place my designs on a sheet of that, then put the next sheet over the top, no more stuck together designs and ruined vinyl.
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Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:39 pm

I must admit I have tried the backing paper with good results!

Great tip!

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Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:00 pm

and there was me just getting used to unsticking piles of graphics and you come along with some common sense.
now i am going to get bored whilst doing Ts

thank you

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Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:12 pm

Great tip! It never even crossed my mind to try that!

Thanks

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Post Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:44 pm

I use backing paper & dispose after each press when applying tectile vinyl to multi coloured dye sub football shirts other wise you can get contamination on to the teflon sheet from the ink seeping out of the shirt

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Post Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:32 am

Kevin!!!!! A pic at last! Well done mate! Sorry.....I'll crawl back under me rock now. :wink:
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Post Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:37 am

Finally I was of some use to this forum!!!!
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Post Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:41 am

Yep, been using it for years, and find the same as Kevin, the colour from sport shirts comes off on to the paper!

Great tip

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Post Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:57 pm

Should have mentioned that on the dye subbed sports shirts it can, yes
but for normal T shirt printing etc its fine.
Always change the paper each and every time bottom and top when pressing sublimated stuff
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Post Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:20 pm

Yup, been using this trick for a few years.

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