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Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« on: October 21, 2011, 01:18:03 PM »
Well there goes the weekend. 20,000 black shirts just hit, two sided print so 40K impressions need in five days. White ink. At first the blank was going to be Next Level which don't typically discharge well. Then due to lack of availability switched to Gildan. Yay! One screen, nothing to register, set up in seconds, one pass, no flash, no flash dwell. Ink cost reduced by 65%. Saved on electricity. 

BTW a little bird told me CCI is actively working on pigments. Should be available in 2-3 months. And they will be sold in dispensible containers.
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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 01:20:32 PM »
That is a great Job. Is CCI discharge better than Matsui?
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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 01:27:01 PM »
Hmm, next level doesn't discharge well.  that is good to know.

Tony, do you change off contact for discharge?

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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 01:36:38 PM »
Well there goes the weekend. 20,000 black shirts just hit, two sided print so 40K impressions need in five days. White ink. At first the blank was going to be Next Level which don't typically discharge well. Then due to lack of availability switched to Gildan. Yay! One screen, nothing to register, set up in seconds, one pass, no flash, no flash dwell. Ink cost reduced by 65%. Saved on electricity. 

BTW a little bird told me CCI is actively working on pigments. Should be available in 2-3 months. And they will be sold in dispensible containers.
Erin are you reading this?

I heard the same thing from my Rep.
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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 01:48:16 PM »
Can't say across the board but yes so far on the Next lLevel. Plus they like to play the bait and switch at times. Matsui has fine products but they tend to over complicate things with additives and modifiers. With CCI, Rutland, Wilflex, and others it's Base+Pigment+Activator. Add water as necessary. It's stupid quick and easy. And CCI has the best and cheapest white and base ever made IMO. Around $27 per gallon for the white.
$22 for the base. No need to change off contact either.

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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011, 01:58:47 PM »
Can't say across the board but yes so far on the Next lLevel. Plus they like to play the bait and switch at times. Matsui has fine products but they tend to over complicate things with additives and modifiers. With CCI, Rutland, Wilflex, and others it's Base+Pigment+Activator. Add water as necessary. It's stupid quick and easy. And CCI has the best and cheapest white and base ever made IMO. Around $27 per gallon for the white.
$22 for the base. No need to change off contact either.

Wow that is cheap. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2011, 02:16:23 PM »
Can't say across the board but yes so far on the Next lLevel. Plus they like to play the bait and switch at times. Matsui has fine products but they tend to over complicate things with additives and modifiers. With CCI, Rutland, Wilflex, and others it's Base+Pigment+Activator. Add water as necessary. It's stupid quick and easy. And CCI has the best and cheapest white and base ever made IMO. Around $27 per gallon for the white.
$22 for the base. No need to change off contact either.

Absolutely. It is the best and the cheapest at that. Works great. And yeah, Next Levels are always a pain with discharge. Hold next to a Gildan or AA and they are waaaay off in color.

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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2011, 02:33:45 PM »
Can't say across the board but yes so far on the Next lLevel. Plus they like to play the bait and switch at times. Matsui has fine products but they tend to over complicate things with additives and modifiers. With CCI, Rutland, Wilflex, and others it's Base+Pigment+Activator. Add water as necessary. It's stupid quick and easy. And CCI has the best and cheapest white and base ever made IMO. Around $27 per gallon for the white.
$22 for the base. No need to change off contact either.

Absolutely. It is the best and the cheapest at that. Works great. And yeah, Next Levels are always a pain with discharge. Hold next to a Gildan or AA and they are waaaay off in color.

Is that all the colors? They call the black shirt "Discharge - Black"?

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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2011, 03:45:02 PM »
tony, I would love to stop by your shop sometime.  I might even buy you lunch and let you drive my Camry...or the 1992 conversion van.  ;D

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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2011, 03:48:19 PM »
Sure but lets wait till I get this order out por favor........lets talk next week.
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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2011, 04:18:39 PM »
Well Tony there goes your Football weekend, but I would rather make money too have fun!!!!

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Hey Tony where you getting 20,000 black tees?, hell we can't hardly get 100 black tees from our suppliers.  black has been the color so far this year what gives.
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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2011, 04:57:40 PM »
Well Tony there goes your Football weekend, but I would rather make money too have fun!!!!

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Hey Tony where you getting 20,000 black tees?, hell we can't hardly get 100 black tees from our suppliers.  black has been the color so far this year what gives.

Hey D..... I just checked S&S (Chicago)... they have over 50,000 in each size (S to 2XL). Price $2.64 and free shipping.

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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2011, 05:50:56 PM »
Hell yes on the pigments!!!!

Damn near close to one supplier. Really my only other consumables are pallet paper
and tape.

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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2011, 07:42:27 PM »
Can't say across the board but yes so far on the Next lLevel. Plus they like to play the bait and switch at times. Matsui has fine products but they tend to over complicate things with additives and modifiers. With CCI, Rutland, Wilflex, and others it's Base+Pigment+Activator. Add water as necessary. It's stupid quick and easy. And CCI has the best and cheapest white and base ever made IMO. Around $27 per gallon for the white.
$22 for the base. No need to change off contact either.
Where do you buy that for $27 a gallon? The only place I found it online is Ryonet and they want mid 40s

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Re: Saving money with discharge and a CCI update
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2011, 07:47:39 PM »
Nazdar perhaps? 
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