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    Does anyone on here ever print there own ? are the iron on paper sheets any good ?

    i have seen a few tshirt HEAT PRESS machines on ebay, do they have a much better result then the iron on paper

    does anyone no what the heat press uses as it's not the same paper used for the iron is it

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    iv used iron on paper, results good but you have to use a good printer, though mines did fade abit after 10 washes but could be the way i washed them lol.

    Original Poster

    by good printer m8, have you any suggestions, i have two epson printers cant remember the models off the top of my head lol i no one can print on dvds and cd's will only be doing it as a bit of fun but i can get a heat press from china for £100 or less

    I got one that prints on CD/DVD, you have an ink jet so shoyuld be fine and epson is a good company. i would go for transfer paper to see if you like it. as you say you are doing itf or fun. if you really like it then by the poroper kit.

    Original Poster

    a few for m8's in the pub a few for m8's @ spurs and a few for a lads week away, but as the machine from china was so cheap i thought may as well go for one of those

    nikkib123;4041397

    I have used t shirt transfer paper loads to make up my own t-shirts.How … I have used t shirt transfer paper loads to make up my own t-shirts.How many are you thinking of doing?

    Original Poster

    no chance as i dont have either :-D no seriously i geuss your right do, i just thought it maybe a good thing for party's etc or to do my boy some fun tshirts. just wasnt sure if those transfer papers where any good or are they prone to cracking etc

    nikkib123;4041648

    Well if £100 is not going to hit your bank balance too hard then go for … Well if £100 is not going to hit your bank balance too hard then go for that but after you have used it will it just end up in the garage/loft?

    Yeah. I printed myself a COD4 and GTA IV T-shirt for myself using the iron on paper and printing the design off using a bog standard epson printer.....what you have to watch is when your ironing on the design to also get it just right otherwise you get shaded green edges on the black borders! lol...i did this, but a few tweaks here and there and it worked perfectly.... :-D

    Original Poster

    that would be brill ill pay postage and a few quid for your troubles

    nikkib123;4041767

    They last longer if printed on the correct material and washed properly.I … They last longer if printed on the correct material and washed properly.I have some packets here - do you want me to send you a couple of sheets to have a go?

    I bought a brute of a heat press about 10 years ago as a business venture but never bothered . Still have it , a Texipress Chief , 15" plate , 2000w .Does a great job . I tried selling on ebay a few years ago but folk wanted it for nowt ,so I kept it . One day I may start that venture up .

    Original Poster

    can i be nosey and ask how much it cost and how much you wanted for it

    It was 8 or 9 years old when I bought it ,I was told it cost about £800 new and I've must have had it now for 10 years . I wanted £250 for it last year . Picture below;
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t295/Rickardo_21/printpress.jpg[/IMG]

    As you can see it's a very heavy study machine , will last a lifetime of use .I reconditioned it when I bought it , re-wire , clean/spray job and built a metre high stand .The chap I bought it from ran the markets with it and did very well for himself . I think things were easier then and selling t-shirts from a stall was a novelty .It's probably alot harder now selling . I was going to do mail order or from ebay and bought loads of transfer paper and had an account with a label company selling letters/transfers etc . I have 1 or 2 t-shirt print programs too , but found I didn't really have the time .Like I say ................maybe one day .
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