Inkjet Transfer Paper [PART 3]

The inkjet transfer paper wash test results are in… If you haven’t seen the first two videos in this series, go here and watch right now before proceeding:

I’ve teamed up with the manufacturer of these transfers and I’m able to offer them to you for about 5% less than what they charge. I’ll be doing a test on the “dark transfers” later in the week and should have the results posted next week.

We No Longer Sell Transfer Paper

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Ashworthl says

Mr. Ross,

Glad I purchased the course, it is very helpful. If I were to purchase the transfers from you, how soon would I have them delivered to me? Also could you provide some possible embroidering businesses, as you made it a point about expanding that service to the business?

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    Cartess Ross says

    The transfers will take any where from 5-7 business days. Unfortunately, we do not offer embroidery services.

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Cartess Ross says

Thank you for the kind words! We do have videos that provide step by step instructions on how to use the heat press machine. If you haven’t signed up for our course please do. There’s info there and a videos that will answer any questions you have.
The information on where to purchase the transfer is included in the third video which is on our home page.

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Bronzebeauty says

Your info has been so helpful. I have a line that I’m preparing to launch and the info you give in your coarse has been a great help. I want to cut cost as much as I can since I’m funding this from the start. Thanks.

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Hauoli says

whats the official website that sells these transfer paper? thnks

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Cartess Ross says

Thanks for the info. I haven’t seen pre-printed licensed transfers from brands like Braves, Knicks, Disney, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist… As you stated, when dealing with brands like these, it’s best to consult with the company to ensure you’re buying from an authorized/licensed vendor.

The baby rompers in the video were officially licensed products.

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Azgraphics1 says

good news I’m finally buying my very own heat press this Friday it seems.. and I also plan on buying ur advanced course.. hopefully it really helps me out.. but then again they’res nothing but good things being said about you..!

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    Cartess Ross says

    Awesome!!! Congrats on taking action — you’ll be extremely excited when your machine shows up. Don’t stop — keep moving and you’ll be fine in this biz!

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Cartess Ross says

Hi Jim,

Hold on…. Let me go feel it right quick — I didn’t pay too much attention to it after I applied it to the shirt.

Alrighty… I’m back. Had to go find it. My daughter wears it as her ‘nightgown’.

It felt pretty good to me… Some of the other transfers will definitely feel like a very STIFF patch, but this feels much better.

I think it’ll work and pass — all transfer papers aren’t created equal. These are much better than the ones purchased from retail stores.

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Cartess Ross says

Sorry about that… The companies I’ve used for embroidering services were always local. I found those in local small towns often gave the best rates.

Let them know you’re in the apparel business and that you’re looking for wholesale rates because you’ll be ordering in quantity.

Let them know you’ll be supplying them with the garments because if they get them for you, they’ll mark them up.

Make a few local calls — you’ll be surprised at how cheap you can get quality embroidery services for.

If you get into embroidery, you’ll need ‘digitizing’ services… They may charge you pretty high for that — but turn to the internet to get better rates.

In case you don’t know, digitization means you send over the picture or image you want to be embroidered, and they’ll take that image and convert into a format that allows their machines to stitch your designs.

You can find great rates on these online and since they’ll e-mail you the final digitized file, you can simply pass it on to your local embroiderer who will then start working on your garments!

Hope this helps!

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Cartess Ross says

I can’t really answer your question because like you, I’m new to this method of printing. I’ve always and continue to use custom screen printed transfers.

However, you can print onto hoodies/sweatshirts with these transfers.

I don’t know how long they will last — but using good paper and pigmented inks will ensure a longer lasting product — I hope to interview someone on this topic soon and hopefully that’ll shed some light on this topic!

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Cartess Ross says

Thanks for the feedback Paula… It’s appreciated!

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Cartess Ross says

Hmmm…. Hadn’t done that before. Can you slip a fabric on the inside?

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Cartess Ross says

Unfortunately, I haven’t used this method of printing to make my tees…. So I can’t really give you an ‘expert’ opinion.

However, it seems many people prefer the inkjet route because those machines are cheaper to get and the there’s a bunch of different types of transfer paper available for inkjet versus laser transfers.

It appears lots of people agree that ‘pigmented’ inks are best when using inkjet transfers.

I’ll be interviewing someone soon hopefully on this topic and they’ll be able to share much more information.

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Tyrone says

Good deal. I really like what you’re doing. Keep up the GOOD work. Thanks

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Cartess Ross says

We are selling the blank transfer paper for those who wish to print on their own printer from home… Sorry for the confusion.

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Cartess Ross says

I’ve since washed them 3 more times and so far they hold up — still the same quality as I showed on the video after 3 additional washes. I haven’t worn them — the shirt is to small — I’m starting a diet next week 😉

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Debraprior4 says

Wonderful that’s good news! I really do enjoy your tapes. And I’m look forward to getting started in my own T-shirt business. So the tapes, training and all the information I get from you is very important to me. I really enjoy listening and learning from you. Thank you and may God bless you.

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Cartess Ross says

The only true way around that would be getting custom screen printed transfers. We have a supplier list here: http://www.tshirtriches.com/mod2-screen-printed-transfers/

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Cartess Ross says

Hi Amirov,
Depending on the size of the design you want to print, you’ll select either the 8.5×11 or the 11×17. Depending on the color of the shirts, in which; you’ve already stated have light and dark shirts. So, you’ll need to purchase the transfers to do light shirts and the dark shirts. Again, depending on the size you wish to print the design. You have the options to select the 8.5×11 or the 11×17.
Please don’t hesitate to email us with any questions you my have @ tshirtriches@gmail.com.

Thank you!

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Cartess Ross says

Hey,
We have transfers available for purchase.
Please click the link and scroll down towards the end.http://www.tshirtriches.com/inkjet-transfer-paper-part3/

Another thing, There are several abode programs that are used to create designs just to name a few, photoshop, illustrator and design. I’m assuming you are not a designer, since you are asking how to create designs. If you are not a designer, or not familiar with any of the software. I would highly recommend hiring a graphic artist to create the designs for you. The software that are used to create designs; are extremely difficult and there’s a huge learning curb for anyone who’s getting started.

The time it will take you to learn the software and learn how to create a design that anyone would want to buy from you; that could have been time put towards your business.

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Jules says

…mr. Ross…do you make shipping in the Philippines…i want to order transfer papers…thanks you..God bless!

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Cartess Ross says

Hi Anthony,
As long was the printer, prints in color you should be fine. You’ll just need the transfer paper for inkjet or laser depending on the type of printer you have.

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Cartess Ross says

Hi Luke,
It has been determined that the laser color printer is better than the inkjet printer.

The transfers are basically another alternative for those who can not afford to have their designs screen printed. This method does not take away from the quality of having designs screen printed, and can not compare it the quality of having designs screen printed.

However, this method is much better than purchasing the transfers from local stores. There is a difference. Again, this shouldn’t be used as a permanent solution to selling tshirts to clients. You want your clients to purchase from you over and over again. The only way you’ll be able to do that is by supplying your clients with a quality product.
Again, these transfers just allows those who want to get their business started but can’t afford right off to have the designs screen printed.

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Cartess Ross says

Hi Bob,
If you have a laser printer than use the laser sheets, and the same will apply if you have the inkjet printer, you’ll need to use the inkjet sheets.

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Cartess Ross says

Hi,
We sell the transfers, you may purchase the transfers by clicking the link below.
http://www.tshirtriches.com/inkjet-transfer-paper-part3/

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Romeo says

Hey Cartess, so I was wondering if you ever did the test on the “dark transfers” and how it came out if you did. I saw that Arlid also asked and that a link was posted but it doesn’t open up the video for “dark transfers” and only re-opens the inkjet transfer paper part 3, the one for light transfers. Thank you!

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Kareem says

Hi Cartess, so do these transfer papers that you sell have the white outline around it after it is heat pressed?

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    Cartess Ross says

    Yes… It’s not as bad as the ones from the store, but you can still see the outline.

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Galina says

Hi Cartess,

Where do you get the bib blanks and baby romper blanks? Where can I find all those different kinds of blanks other than just T-shirts?

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    kimross says

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers. As well as blank t-shirts at wholesale cost.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/2011/11

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Christian says

Where can I go online to get my designs printed on to the transfer paper that you use in your other videos?

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    kimross says

    Hi Chrisitan,

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.

    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

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Larry Frederick says

Great videos (as usual). I bought your course a couple weeks ago and finally got all the parts in (heat press, t shirts, printer, inks, transfer sheets, etc) Question I have is when your doing a t shirt with a front (left breast) and full back design is there any special setup procedures for doing that?? For instance – do the front first and let it cool for 15 minutes and then press the back, or??? Put a Teflon sheet down under the shirt before pressing the back after doing the front. Just so I am clear and not wasting t shirts . Thanks for all your help.

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sal says

Hello Cartess hope u n u’ family had a GREAT holiday season…Happy New Year…Cartess im really interested in the inkjet transfers paper that u sell…im wanting to know if u did the dark color transfer t-shirt test…n if u did can u send me the link to view it….ima b placing an order for the transfer paper next month feb….thanks sal….

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Vince says

Hello Cartess,
I was wondering if you have art work with a lot of colors and details, would a laser printer with it’s transfer paper work better? I would like to have the best images possible on my shirts. If so, what laser printers would you recommend?

Vince

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    kimross says

    Hi Vince,

    Currently, we recommend any of the Epson ink jet printers. While some are better than others.

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George Brooks says

Hey Cartess

I purchase a Silhouette Cameo cutting tool machine for 269.00 and for the person who is wanted to customize their Tshirt this machine is great it cut plain paper card board vinyl heat transfers fabric and it cuts intricate design PLEASE CHECK IT OUT ON YOU TUBE its a inexpensive machine that people who want to customize their own T-SHIRTS AT HOME. MAYBE YOU CAN MENTION IT IN ONE OF YOUR VIDEOS
THANKS GEORGE

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Sylvia Jones says

Cartess,

Thank you for another great group of videos! Just when this all seems overwhelming as far as expenses go, you bring the answer of relief! Since watching your advanced modules (date started 01/28/13), I”m now incorporated, got a domain name and website, got 2 of my original designs created and working on the third and ordered wholesale stock transfers; I project that I’ll officially be up and running by next week! Thank you and your family for being and inspiration and encouragement!

Sylvia (02/12/13)

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    Cartess Ross says

    Thanks for the kind words Sylvia… Looks like you all are off to a GREAT start. Please keep us posted on your success!

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Tom says

I have recently became partially paralyzed and lost my job so i started making shirts thru cafe press.but not happy with the quality so i found you on you tube and decided to follow your tutorials and advice for starting my own business. I figure i need some income and have actually made money across the U.S. thru the other site. But i can make alot more doing it myself. I am going to start off with the injet heat transfers till i build up a little income then move up to the screen print transfers. So question i wanted to ask is what do you use if you want to print on truckers hats or caps? Same process? different machine? Thanks so much, your vids are great. god bless T.

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    kimross says

    Hi Tom,

    Sorry to hear of your situation. Yes, you’ll need a hat press machine in order to print onto hats. Yes, it’s pretty much the same process just another size, etc.

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James Jacks says

Hello, I am looking at buying some of this transfer paper, my question is do you know if anyone have taking the transfer paper to like office max, or office depot and had a design mass produced? Do you think that is a good idea?

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    kimross says

    Hi James,

    We haven’t done it but I imagine it will not work to try it! 🙂

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tonya washington says

when you say factory ink, what do you mean? Is this the ink included in with the wf printers?

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    kimross says

    Hi Tonya,

    All printers come with ink. However, we do not recommend using the inks that come with the printer. We recommend the high pigment inks for best quality as far as printing your own designs from a printer. Of course this method does not replace screen printed plastisol transfers, but it’s much better than transfers in stores and using any inks that comes with your printer.

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kat says

Hello, before i found your website a read that jet ink printers where good on a number of sites mostly the Epson Brand. since then i went and bought one along with a heat press. My printer still has the 30day warranty for maybe another week. Do you think it would be a good idea to take it back and get a laser printer or get a screen printer. Thank You very much.

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    kimross says

    Hi Kat,

    We highly recommend screen printed transfers. Printing from a printer will not provide you the same results as screen printed designs and will not last as long. We recommend the Epson WF-70-10 printer. We do not recommend using a laser printer. We once sold laser transfers, but due to the constant issues we discontinued selling the laser transfer paper. We do not recommend using the inks that come with the printer it makes a difference. http://www.tshirtriches.com/?s=Tim+braun

    Please correct me if I’m wrong. Your questions surround about the type of printers. Please understand, there’s no printer you can purchase that will provide “screen printing” results. In order to purchase a screen printer; it’ will require to purchase screen printing equipment. The screen printing equipment is quite expensive and there’s a lot of work involved. Which is why we recommend the screen printed transfers. You save on the equipment, time, inks, etc.

    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers from a list of transfer vendors as well as vendors to purchase blank shirts.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.
    http://www.tshirtriches.com/where-to-get-custom-t-shirt-transfers/

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holly stockon says

Hi Cartess,
Love your videos. For the inkjet transfer paper I can not find the brand of the paper. I had ordered last week paper that was recommended and it has already arrived. Can you tell us all the brand name you used. also I am signed up for your class and am waiting for my packet of screen printed design transfers etc. I asked once before and have not received a reply of when those will be coming.
Thanks for all that you do.
Holly

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    Kimberly Ross says

    Hi Holly,

    Printing from a printer is not something we do. We use screen printed transfers; which is something we highly recommend, I apologize.

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Roshanda says

Can you tell me the brand name of these transfer papers you are recommending?

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    Cartess Ross says

    Airwaves have recently stopped selling them, they’ll be coming off our site in a day or two.

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