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Thinnest heat transfer material?

Discussion in 'Printwear' started by dirttoo, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. dirttoo

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    I am looking for the thinnest/softest heat transfer material. I did some shirts for a musicans benefit and the shirts had his album cover on the front. At almost 12" square it felt pretty stiff. It has to be able to go on dark shirts. I have tried a couple recommended to me but I would like thinner/softer yet. I have tried Sihl T-Printz 4578 but felt thick at 4.2mil. Then I tried Sihl T-Printz 3197 and still felt thick at 1.9 mil. I see Stahls has Express Print that is .088 mm thick. How does .088 mm compare to 1.9 mil? Has anybody used this Stahls product? Do you know of something better?
     
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  2. Mike_Koval

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    a 12" square is always going to feel like a patch regardless of how thin or thick the material is. The express print from Stahls is a great product. Imprintables direct comparison is the Eco-Print.
     
  3. dirttoo

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    Thanks, How thick is the Eco-Print? It doesn't say on the website. Only comes in 20"? a lot of waste on a 12" design and not big enough to fit two designs.
     
  4. Mike_Koval

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    Eco Print is .088mm thick...same as Express Print. It is available in 20" and 40" rolls.
     
  5. dirttoo

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    How does the Eco-Print compare to the Sihl T-Printz 3197 ?
     
  6. Mike_Koval

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    i would say it would compare in thickness and print quality but would outperform in durability.
     
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    Hey Mike -- just received the rolls of Eco Print and Mask we ordered -- feels very very thin -- will let you know how we like it :0)

    Markus
     
  9. Mike_Koval

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    sounds good. Look forward to your feedback
     
  10. SightLine

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    Interesting - the Colorprint PU here is thinner at 70 microns. http://siserna.com/print-cut-material/colorprint-pu# We use a lot of the stuff. Prints great and its about the thinnest one we have found.
     
  11. dirttoo

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    The Colorprint PU is 2.8 thick and the Sihl T-Printz 3197 is only 1.9 thick. Am I missing something here or is thinnest not the best? Maybe softer is better not thinner. Has anybody compared Colorprint PU to Sihl T-Printz 3197 on a shirt?
     
  12. TDFcustomSL

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    I have been using the new EnduraTex Print from SW, extremely thin and flexible. Love it
     
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