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I have a customer who wears her tops super tight. I created a design for her and print/cut the design on Solutions Opaque with my VersaCamm SP300i. She complained that when she put the shirt on the design puckered. When I did it a second time I tried to stretch the shirt as the design was applied to the garment. That seems better but I'm still concerned the customer won't be happy. Any suggestions? Different media? Different technique?
Don't have a whole lot to offer but I know Opaque shouldn't be used on 100% cotton when it shrinks it puckers as you say, never had any one do it the other way stretch it but it may be having the same effect? You could try Quick Print but it's thicker but after it's washed a couple times it gets softer.
Thanks John! I just tried it. It seems a bit better, the only thing I don't like is that the white in the Quick Print is not as bright as the Solutions Opaque. But it is not puckering as much, having stretched the shirt as I applied it. If anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.
after its been washed put it back in the heat press.....the heat transfer will shrink to the size of the shirt and its will go away.
I agree not ideal at all but it might help for this one customer if its a one shirt kinda deal.
I believe Imprintables sell a stretch print. I've never used it but I thought I remember seeing it.
stretch print is discontinued unfortunately
Juanita, If you ever by mistake post something twice or just plain mess up you can delete it on your end. Take it from me, I can usually tell you what doesn't work way before what does, they say you learn more from your mistakes, I have to say they're correct, been there done that, HAH, but I'm havin fun.
Give Siser Stretch PU a try
Two thumbs way, way up for Siser PU
We've been using a ton of it lately.
I checked out the Siser PU looks real light and soft what profile do you use, they didn't have a VS.
It is very thin and light...and for the most part very easy to work with
Masking, in particular, is a dream
I first used the profile that Siser recommended (Generic Vinyl II/ Sign & Display) but since have experimented with all different ones.
I have to say, the product is very forgiving and very flexible.
Have yet to come across any profile that doesn't work.
Kathleen, the Siser rep member here, has been very helpful
I did a lot of experimenting in the beginning
Even though the product works great for most applications, in my never ending search to find a single product for a variety of projects, I was trying to lower the transfer temp to avoid any dye migration issues on poly as well
By changing the mask, I was able to successfully accomplish that goal
I still use Express print for very, very fine detail but PU is right there along with what I grab first in my stock pile