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Offline NBG

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Fixation with transfer press: How long and which temp?
« on: April 04, 2019, 03:21:55 PM »
Hi,

what temp / duration do you use for fixing screen prints? I mean real prints, no transfers. Material = cotton

Thanks!


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Re: Fixation with transfer press: How long and which temp?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2019, 06:39:34 PM »
I misread this and started to answer dryer temps and time. If you're trying to cure a plastisol print by directly pressing on a wet print, that's something I've never considered, and I've been doing this a really long time. Maybe someone else will chime in. I would at least use a heat gun to gel the ink before pressing, and you will probably need a silicone paper sheet to cover the print before you press...

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Re: Fixation with transfer press: How long and which temp?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2019, 07:36:13 PM »
Hi,

what temp / duration do you use for fixing screen prints? I mean real prints, no transfers. Material = cotton

Thanks!

If your talking about trying to repair rough looking screen prints use medium pressure, 320 degrees and a piece of teflon. 5 seconds

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Re: Fixation with transfer press: How long and which temp?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 09:42:35 PM »
use silicone for a glossy look. use paper (there are a number of kinds that work) for a matte look.

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Re: Fixation with transfer press: How long and which temp?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2019, 01:12:13 AM »
Start experimenting with 340 degrees at ten seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiKP_9Slcp0

btw, I'd use the term "curing", as having a fixation with your heat press can sound a little weird, LOL  :o
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Re: Fixation with transfer press: How long and which temp?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2019, 11:02:24 AM »
Hi all,

of course i mean "cure" but in my language we call it "fixation" :)

I use baking paper sheets between press and shirt.

But isn't 340/5-10 too much? I mean i just want to "dry" a plastisol print, not pressing a plastisol TRANSFER to the shirt...

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Re: Fixation with transfer press: How long and which temp?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2019, 11:30:32 AM »
Heat presses are not intended to cure wet plastisol ink, you need a heat source that does not touch the product, such as a flash until or a heat gun, or better yet, a small dryer...

Steve

I guess I'll edit after watching the video, lol...
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Re: Fixation with transfer press: How long and which temp?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2019, 01:22:53 PM »
Hi all,

of course i mean "cure" but in my language we call it "fixation" :)

I use baking paper sheets between press and shirt.

But isn't 340/5-10 too much? I mean i just want to "dry" a plastisol print, not pressing a plastisol TRANSFER to the shirt...

Drying (curing) plastisol requires more temp and dwell than transferring gelled ink. Did you watch the video? Why don't you try  the video's suggested time and temp before completely discounting it? And remember, your results may vary. And put every penny you can in a fund for a "real" dryer. This is hobby level at best.
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