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    B&C Sublimation T-shirt - Too thin

    Hello,

    Ordered some B&C T-shirts for sublimation. On their website the pictures of the t-shirt is white and bright.

    In reality they are really too thin, see through. Took some pictures, it's see through but worse in reality.

    Are all sublimation t-shirts like this or should I return them.

    Grateful for all replies.

    Thanks.
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    Personally I would prefer the thinner shirt but I appreciate this does look a little tool thin! Xpres shirts used to be very thick but the ones they stock now are better, not as thin as this. I have found that the thicker the shirt the more emphasised the press mark so it may just be worth printing to see how it looks. Worry is the colours may look washed out if it really is that thin.
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    I use it for Stag and Hen shirts or other single use sublimation. Results are good for a 140gsm shirt, when considering the intended use. It has its place, but in general polyester is 30 - 40 gsm lighter than cotton so every shirt is going to feel thiner than you are used to.

    The Gildan 42000 is slightly better at 170gsm, if you need a 'brushed' cotton feel shirt - about £0.30 more.

    If you need a heavier shirt then the Xpres subli plus XP520 is good at 210gsm, but at twice the price of the B&C it fills a different place in the market.

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    I have the same worry as the one @Justin mentioned. That the colours will look washed out because of the thinness. Also that customers will complain that it's thin, doesn't feel premium and such complaints. My main customer base in this case would be B2C with photo print t-shirts so may go for a heavier alternative, as to not upset the customer base. We all want return customers :)

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    For me the material thickness is a huge issue when it comes to sublimation tshirts. It definitely limits the applications that this type of garment can be used for. Some of them are see through. I would definitely be interested in any suggestions for a heavier polyester tshirt which works well with sublimation. It's important that my customer perceives value in the items I sell. Many would be put off by the thickness of this type of material.

    I am experimenting with the siser easy subli paper combined with a light HTV in order to create some higher quality items, without the need to invest in a solvent printer.

    So far it's looking hopeful.

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