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Iron on labels

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by Welder.man, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Welder.man

    Welder.man Member

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    We sell a lot of vinyl name labels and get asked all the time for iron on (with household iron) labels, we have not go this way as without a heat press I thought they would not stay stuck, but there are so many places offering iron on labels I asked my spandex rep he said it is a siser type material but did not know much it.
    Anyone doing this? What material are you using? Where do you get it from? Can it be printed and cut with a Gerber set up.
     
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  2. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    I've ironed on thermoflex for my own stuff and it worked but for a client.... I probably would not do it
     
  3. G-Artist

    G-Artist Active Member

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    You need to define the susbstrate.

    For home use, sublimation is the way to go in most cases.
     
  4. Welder.man

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    Thanks for the replies, The labels would go on to school and sport uniforms and other cloth products.
     
  5. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    It's just same material as you're using... they're just using an iron for it.
     
  6. Welder.man

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    Flame I am only using Avery 700 and 900.

    I have some Polyflex on the way from one of my suppliers to have a test run with.

    Anyone else know ?
     
  7. Finishline Signs

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    Here is a link to some that Signwarehouse sales under their name, I think it is made by Siser. I don't know anything about it just saw it in one of their flyers.

    Iron-On

    Stuart
     
  8. Mike_Koval

    Mike_Koval Active Member

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    here is the skinny about using an iron...yes it will work, but would i trust it to stick permanently...no.

    There are three key ingredients to a successful heat transfer, time, temperature and pressure. It is very tough to get all those accurate at one time with out a heat press.
     
  9. Mike_Koval

    Mike_Koval Active Member

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    I sure wouldn't want to press a material for over a minute, thats for sure!
     
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