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    Sublimatable towels

    Anybody know of a supplier who does tea towels for sublimation?
    I've had some before but weren't tea towels as such and the edges of the paper were showing (even after tearing) on the final image.
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    What paper and mugs are you using? 400f seems a...

    What paper and mugs are you using?
    400f seems a little high, usually for me its around 350f to 374 f for the full time, usually 3 minutes or thereabouts (after the press has come back up to temp) i...
  3. It was only a £20.00 IR thermo from maplins,...

    It was only a £20.00 IR thermo from maplins, never really gave me a decent reading even on my galaxy cap press!
  4. well ive stripped a teflon sheet off one of the...

    well ive stripped a teflon sheet off one of the plates, did a heat check on the plate with the IR thermometer, reading is half what it should be 170f on thermo 356f on heat press but coasters are...
  5. Many thanks for your help on this, appreciated! ...

    Many thanks for your help on this, appreciated!

    I'm thinking of taking off the teflon sheet which is on the heat plate as I can see a few wrinkles bang in the middle, this may be an issue, if...
  6. Hi Sg, thanks for reply! I will look into...

    Hi Sg, thanks for reply!

    I will look into that, I just find it strange that when I cut the items eg sublimatable card, into smaller strips, they print no problem in the middle of the press, it's...
  7. HI, This is a chinese press, served me well to...

    HI,
    This is a chinese press, served me well to be fair so i'm one of the lucky ones.
    I have a thermo but the plate has teflon cover attached so is not really accurate when measuring the temp of the...
  8. Images not printing correctly on thinner items

    I've been doing a ton of coasters recently without any issues at all, print perfectly every time when printing 2 coasters at 60 seconds each at the same time.

    When I do thinner items such as a tea...
  9. Thread: Slow business

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    Slow business

    Hi folks, just a query.

    I used to have a website which I got very little through and which I built myself, it wasn't too bad build wise but very little business so I shut it down as it was costing...
  10. Thread: Glass clocks

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    HI guys, yes i will be paying the tenner so no...

    HI guys, yes i will be paying the tenner so no worries there. I've had a few issues with these clocks, they print fine but the mechs seem crap, hands falling down or not moving etc.

    I'll check out...
  11. Thread: Glass clocks

    by paul 44
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    Glass clocks

    Hi folks

    Another quickie...can anyone suggest a decent blank clock suppler (20cm diameter without numbers) with a decent mechanism at a good price, I don't mine paying a little more than usual for...
  12. Thanks Paul, I may have a look at them and order...

    Thanks Paul, I may have a look at them and order some stuff
  13. Anybody had dealings with this supplier....just found them

    HI folks, just wondering if anybody has had dealings with these guys, I'm just wondering about quality etc?? https://www.megauk.com/

    If any of you have shout up and gimme your opinion on them.
    ...
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    3xl tall t shirts

    HI folks,

    Any trade suppliers in the UK that do 3xl tall shirts, I have a customer in the states wanting one and emphasis is that is has to be tall so he must be a monster lol.

    I'm struggling...
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    I have had another go on me, this is the 2nd...

    I have had another go on me, this is the 2nd handle, they are made with soft metal which erodes after constant use and eventually snaps, they are £70.00 to buy, the press was only £250.00.
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    Heat press handle

    Hi folks,

    Anybody in the forum know who supplies spare handles for chinese swing away presses, I have a little wear and tear and play in the handle and looking to source a spare?

    thanks
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    No there is no film on these, i checked before I...

    No there is no film on these, i checked before I pressed them.
    I pre-heated them 3 times on either side, this was advice given to me by Chris from the company, said it could be down to moisture in...
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    Well I've tested the copier paper and rattled up...

    Well I've tested the copier paper and rattled up a few coasters using it (unisub coasters from BMS) not bad really considering its bog standard copier paper.
    Thngs to AVOID....dark images..if its...
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    Just go to ink express, get your 4 colours +...

    Just go to ink express, get your 4 colours + re-fillable carts and flush out the system via 2 or 3 head cleans, you should be good to go then at a fraction of the price and with great inks!
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    Subliblanks is the supplier, I have tried to call...

    Subliblanks is the supplier, I have tried to call 5 or 6 times, managed to get through once, also sent an email but nothing back so far.
    I went for them as the clock was cheaper than my other...
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    I will try that later see if it helps any, it's...

    I will try that later see if it helps any, it's as soon as i lift the press you can hear the surface cracking.
    I got a clock from the same supplier, 3 mins at 190 and the print is a duffer to...
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    Coasters bubbling

    Hi folks

    I've just had a delivery of coasters which I've started to print using 185c med pressure 60 seconds, as soon as i lift the press they start to bubble, I've never had this before or used...
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    Can you print using copier paper

    Just a quickie, I've seen online that copier paper being used for sublimation isn't to bad but whats the quality like and the ink release compared to sub paper, is it ok or is it a no no?
  24. Thread: Colour Woes

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    I've been looking at this thread to and have had...

    I've been looking at this thread to and have had a similar problem. I was trying to do some mugs which were mainly a blue logo, these came out in a jade green colour after printing.
    I've still not...
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    Fleece and vinyl printing

    Hi folks, just a quick one, has anyone printed onto fleece material using vinyl?
    The pic attached is the material and I'm just wondering whether its suitable?
    Also, when pressed, it will leave a...
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