A Digital Printing Network
I was looking for discussions regarding heat transfers as we have been using them for larger quantity orders. I am finding after just a year of wear/wash the transfers are cracking. I am wondering if you ever received feedback from customers as you were looking for in your post from last May. I am wondering if some Transfer companies are better than others, etc. Any information about that would be great. Thanks!
We do our own transfers using either HTM2 from Roland or Quick Print from Imprintables Warehouse. When we first got our 540 and the HTM2 material I did a couple of shirts for myself to see how they would hold up. The shirts have fairly heavy ink coverage. I have worn them every weekend for at least a year and just now I am seeing cracking in the image. I have not tried the Quick Print for personal testing just yet. So far the only complaints we've had are from customers that obviously washed them incorrectly or used a high heat dryer. The Quick Print weeds much easier than the HTM2 but costs more. I'm not sure if this helps you but if I can give you any more info please let me know.
Thanks for the information. I have been using plastisol transfers for only around 3 years so any issues are starting to arise now after the shirts have been worn and washed. I put some on just 6-8 months ago and the customer is complaining about cracking. When you say BIG places I am assuming the place where I purchase is BIG since they advertise in many publications and seem very similar to Transfer Express really. I can't have this issue though because customers are not going to come back. I am going to get a shirt that is cracking and post a picture for you to see. I press as the directions suggest and tell the company what type of garment the transfer is being applied to but I'm not sure what is happening. I am glad to hear you have had very few problems so there is hope that plastisol transfers work ok.
I am surprised you do all your own. I can't be even close in price on large applications (full chest 12 x 12) If I am doing over say 30 shirts I will bring them in because I can't compare with price. You don't have customers complaining about price? I can't seem to compete in price to screen printers right now in my area.