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I contacted Neschen Brands and have samples of Pure Color VersaFabric and Apollo Flag material. Try their website for a distributor www.neschenbrands.com
Were you happy with the results from the versacamm.
Wouldn't sublimation be a better option if you're looking for quality? Anyways, how are you going to deal with the straightness of the media if you're printing directly onto the fabric?
Based on small test samples, both look good. Apollo Flag is an open weave fabric and has a carrier so when finished printing the image is visible from front (positive image) and Back (reverse image).
I have contacted Neschen for samples. Thanks for that info.
I do sublimation but not as big as the art reguires.
Fellers has 20 inch x 10 ft rolls in their latest catalog (pg 124).
We use several textile products from 3p materials. They have the whitest material we have found so far. Many of their products have backing for use with rolands and eco-sol inks. Takes some testing profiles, heat, etc but comes out looking very good. We get a very good reverse side image with 3p flag materials. We use 100% polyester FR flag so we can sublimate when nesessary or specified. We have a 60" hot oil roll transfer machine for large images and all over shirts. We were #1 on google under all over apparel but that changes from time to time. Heres a shirt featuring my fender Strat
I've been using this quite successfully:
Simon, thanks for the recommendation
Is this fabric mounted on some sort of carrier sheet?
Are you hemming the edges?
What printing profiles are you using?
Any and all additional information would be very helpful
No carrier sheet... it's stable enough to be fed through the printer on its own. Just run the heads at high in case the material decides to lift slightly. The media is so soft, that a head strike would probably clean them than do any damage.
Very advisable to hem the edges, as it frays easily after trimming.
I initially used BOSB (blockout scrim banner), but I now have an i1Pro2 setup, so I will be making my own profile for it shortly.
I'm slowly making custom profiles for every roll of media variant I own. I'm getting brilliant results so far, even out of 3M IJ1220 which is cheap and nasty, but prints nearly as well as 180C with my profile :)