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Roland HTM Heat Transfer Material

Discussion in 'Printwear' started by WCSign, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. WCSign

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    So I finally decided to buy a roll and test it out in my versacamm.

    I'm impressed, its durable, looks crisp and clean, doesn't feel extremely thick and thusfar it has worn very well.

    8-9 laundry cycles later (high heat, no inside out), the feel is worn in, it feels better after a few washes. The print definition is exactly the same. No signs of peeling, and ive stretched and streched but have yet to make a print crack.

    I dont recommend anything that needs much weeding, thats a pain... of course I dont like weeding anyways.

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  2. Cyw

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    I'm not a big fan but when we do use it, I usually mask first and then weed......seems to be more manageable.
    We do it that way (backwards) when using the SM low heat stuff for vinyl and leather too


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  3. WCSign

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    That idea popped in my head but I brushed it off lol..

    Good to hear that it works, ill try it, thanks!
     
  4. houseofgrafix

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    How long did you wait to press it after printing it?
     
  5. ironchef

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    On imprintables solvent media and my mild solvent inks, i only waited like a minute before cutting, and like 5 minutes before applying transfer., immediately going to get pressed
     
  6. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    I have tried many and find Sihl 4578 T-Printz™ Universal Dark Fabric Transfer or Sihl 4578 T-Printz™ Universal Light Fabric Transfer works the best. Holds color and no cracking with cold wash and no bleach. This material can be printed with aqueous pigment ink or solvent. The dark is thinner and has a good "hand".
     
  7. GRIMREAPER

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    Ive tried the Flex Tattoo but the colors are way off when I print onto the material. I've used their recomended settings but still a bit dull. How were the colors on the Roland Material and the Sihl material?
     
  8. WCSign

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    I waited no time to cut and apply on some, and ive got some that have been sitting a few days that im applying tomorrow, I cant really tell the difference.

    Im not a super picky judge on colors, but they look good to me, exactly what I would expect.. I havenet tried and bright RGB or metallic stuff yet though
     
  9. mc916

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    I just got a roll of this heatsoft martial. Please let me know what temp and time you guys are using.
     
  10. w2csa

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    If you have a solid image have you tried applying without the recomended masking?
    If so do you use protective paper or teflon on top?
    Thanks
     
  11. Cyw

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    You can't use the Roland film without some sort of transfer mask......it's too thin and stretchy.
    You'd need to use something more substantial like Express print, Quick print or Colorprint. Glitter works well too without a transfer sheet
    If you have a smallish solid piece of a thicker vinyl you can manually remove it (if you really want to) and you can then use Teflon, a piece of Kraft paper or a texturizing sheet as your cover sheet.

    It wouldnt be advisable to use a thinner media, like the Roland stuff or Siser's PU. Even if you struggled getting it off the carrier, you'd still be left with a distorted image.
     
  12. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    we have used the htm and the siser evo stuff.... no matter what, we let it sit overnight then cut it.... the siser is a little more flexible and feels more like a rubber.
     
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