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    Dye sub on dark green

    Hi Guys,

    Has anyone ever sub printed onto army green 60/40 t-shirts? looking for a quicker way to put one off designs onto these.

    I know Xpres sells a army green 65/35 wondered if anyone has tried them?


    Many Thanks :)

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    If its a simple design, can't you just use vinyl for the printing?
    Dark garments aren't ideal for subbing onto, you won't see it.

    If it's an image of sorts, can use Jet pro transfer papers etc, probably jet pro opaque 3g might be your best bet?

    https://www.yolo.co.uk/3g-jet-opaque...aper-129-p.asp

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    Hi Paul, Thanks for the reply! sadly not, its a 4 colour design so using vinyl would be a nightmare :)

    I could screen print it but its a lot of hassle burning 4 screens for a couple of tee's.

    Ill have a look at the jet pro papers you linked, thanks pal

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul 44 View Post
    If its a simple design, can't you just use vinyl for the printing?
    Dark garments aren't ideal for subbing onto, you won't see it.

    If it's an image of sorts, can use Jet pro transfer papers etc, probably jet pro opaque 3g might be your best bet?

    https://www.yolo.co.uk/3g-jet-opaque...aper-129-p.asp
    Paul, Do you use the 3G jet Pro papers? I brought a sample pack to try out, first thoughts they look good! but reading the instructions the images don't need to be mirrored image, meaning that when I contour cut the image, I am going to need a carrier sheet to apply the design to a tee.

    Can you recommend one to use or a way to get around it? :)

    Thanks, Mark

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    No, these dont need to be mirrored, once they get printed and you have contour cut them, the transfer needs to be peeled off the backing paper, place this where you want it on the shirt and press using the suggested timings. Use a baking sheet over the top and wait till it cools off, peel off the baking sheet, job done

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    forgot to say, yes, I use the jet opaque 3g, printed using pigment inks. Also make sure when you place it on the tee, the tee is cool, as the print is very thin, it can curl if there is any heat present on the base plate or the tee, so pre-press before hand and let the tee cool.

    Hope that helps a little

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    Thanks mate, I did try a few sheets and it didn't really work for what I need it to :) The print was good, and it contour cut well, but my images was block text in multi colour so each letter was cut around, so it wasn't a case of simply peeling the back off and pressing, it would of ment I would of had to align every single letter by hand on the tee.

    I think the only way this would work for me would be to use a carrier sheet to transfer the text to the t shirt, I did try and use a old bit of carrier film from a weeded sheet of vinyl, but there wasn't enough tack to lift it off the backing.

    Oh well back to the drawing board on trying to put a multi colour weeded design onto a black t-shirt :(

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    I've had that problem before and was scratching my head as how to do it.
    I did a job for a concreting company, their logo was a nightmare, same sort of thing but I sussed it out after a while lol

    What I did was this:

    When its been printed out, contour cut it like you have done.

    Before you lift the print off the carrier, simply get some heat tape and apply it to the lettering, this will hold the entire cut together for you, just make sure to put it on correctly because if you relift the tape to re-fix it again, you can peel ink off the print which equals a waste of a quid which is more or less what the paper costs per sheet.

    So affix the heat tape to the print and peel the job lot off the carrier sheet, it's a bit fidgety as the lettering will be all taped together but just be careful lifting it off.

    Place the cut on the tee and press away using usual times, job done. You wont damage the pressing afterwards either, simply peel off the heat tape after is has cooled off.

    I hope that helps you out matey!

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