Heat Transfer Paper FAQ

  1. Does light transfer paper need to be printed in "mirror" image?
  2. Does dark transfer paper need to be printed in "mirror" image?
  3. I'm looking for a paper that doesn't leave the border around the image. I'm using an inkjet printer. Do you have anything I can use?
  4. Can you use the transfer paper for light garments on a pastel colored garment?
  5. What does "negative" mean in the instructions of the inkjet Imageclip?
  6. What is the best laser printer to use for printing transfers?
  7. Which inkjet transfer paper can be peeled hot and cold?
  8. I've been using your 11" x 17" inkjet heat transfer paper, but I need a larger medium. Do you offer rolls of heat transfer paper?
  9. is there any type of finisher that you can put of your shirt once you have pressed on your image so that the transfer doesn't crack?
  10. I transfer photos onto white t-shirts. What inkjet transfer paper would be best for this?
  11. Which transfer paper do you recommend for transferring onto wood?
  12. How can I get the ImageClip Koncert Ts transfer paper to be as white as possible when it transfers?
  13. What transfer paper is recommended for leather?
  14. I am having a couple of problems using the Imageclip Lazer Transfer Paper. The image is not tranfering evenly and the paper is sticking to the shirt. Is this a temperature and/or time issue? I am peeling the tranfer as quickly as possible.
  15. what is the best laser transfer paper to use? that last and last after washing atleast last after a couple of washes without images cracking and peeling off?
  16. My inkjet heat transfers seem to be cracking more than usual. Are there any tips on avoiding this?
  17. Will your JetDark transfer paper adhere to 100% polyester (with a dazzle sheen)?
  18. Can paper for dark fabrics be used on white fabrics?
  19. Is it better to tranfer the image immediately after printing or should I give it some drying time?
  20. Can any of the heat transfer papers be used with solid ink printers? In particular I have a Xerox Phaser 8400 printer.
  21. I'm using the coastal's solvent ink transfer paper, but when I remove the image from the liner I have a lot of problems to keep it flat, the image without the liner roll in and I cannot press, Do I need some paper to tranfer or what I can do?
  22. What's the difference between Coastal's InkJet Paper, Red Grid Light and Jet Pro SofStretch?
  23. I am using Coastal's Ink Jet Light Transfer Paper. When Printing out my design on this paper what pixel resolution for the image should I have.
  24. Can I use heat transfer paper in a printer that uses a thermal printhead to melt resin from an ink ribbon onto the paper (this is not ink jet)?
  25. Are you discontinuing the glow-in-the dark transfer paper?
  26. We are a small non-profit soccer club, so we need to do our own t-shirts. What inkjet transfer paper would you recommend us purchasing to place our logo and crest on the t-shirts? We have a white tshirt and a purple t-shirt and sometimes they are mixed material like part cotton and part poly. We would be using an inkjet and a house iron. thanks
  27. Which printer is the best to print out designs on large transfer paper, to last long and have a great quality on clothing, especially on shirts?
  28. Are we able to print onto a stretched fabric, or will this crack when worn?
  29. I got my sample pack of paper get all jumbled up and now I don't know which paper goes to which instruction sheet. Is there a way to identify the paper by the backing (i.e. some have grey lines, some have blue lines, some have no lines, etc). I mainly need to know which are for light colors and which are for dark.
  30. I am using your brand of ink jet transfers for light fabric and when i first used them I set the temperature at 350 and pressed for 15 seconds and they were not completely sticking so I went to 375 for 15 seconds and my images are coming out yellowish (I believe they are burning). Can you suggest something I can try to get better results?
  31. I'm looking to transfer wording (not so much pictures) to 100% polyester fabric (1 type a bit stretchy the other a bit shiny). One is black the other white. Will your transfers work alright on the fabric? And would they be ok with a standard hand iron?
  32. I'm doing shirts using siser easyweed vinyl for lettering on the back and using 3G jet opaque for the front graphic. What order do you recommend for applying? The vinyl then the graphic or vice versa?
  33. What type of ink and paper used for heat transfer print on artificial leather?.Can i get the details and supplier?
  34. I've experienced using 3g opaque but after i press it with its standard procedures, it was detached the following day. what could be the cause of it?
  35. I have both light & dark transfer paper and both hot & cold peel. They were all kept in separate "bins" until I moved. Now they are all mixed up. Is there way to tell which paper is which or will I have to start over?
  36. I'm testing Image Clip Koncert for white ink application and would like to know if there is a way to prevent "ink cracking" after the application and the t-shirt is stretched?? I've tried a variety of different pressure settings but with no luck.
  37. Why don't you carry rolls of transfer paper for laser prints so format can be larger than 11×17?
  38. When I try to copy an image onto a fabric transfer sheet the print out has horizontal lines in it. I cleaned and aligned the printheads but the problem persists. I have an Epson Workforce 500 ink jet printer.
  39. Have any of the opaque inkjet transfer papers been tested for compliance with the Child Safety Protection Agency(CSPA)?
  40. What is causing the "Heat Transfer" to Crackle on the T-shirt?
  41. why when i press on white fabrics i see a yellow square around my prints.
  42. When transfering pictures with words and numbers, how do I get the image to be reversed, so that when it is transfered to the material, the words and numbers are correct? What is the difference between mirrow image on and off?
  43. I want to transfer letters onto a grey shirt; can i use the transfer/release paper for light colored tee's that dont leave a border or background to release letters with no background for dark tee's. I wondering if this works , would me getting a cutter&time.
  44. I followed the directions for the Avery transfer sheets but my whole project was scorched. What did I do wrong?
  45. Hi I am interested in buying the heat transfer paper but i'm unsure of what sort to get. i have my own design (logo) that i want printed onto a stretch lycra material for gym wear. what sort of printer/paper would i need to buy? the material is in all different colours, some plain fabrics and some printed fabrics. but its all stretch lycra. Thanks
  46. what pixel resolution do you recommend for a sharp image?
  47. When I press the substrate, the only colour that transfers is yellow. The print itself is in colour. I have tried both sides of the sublimation paper and it still only prints yellow. Help please - I am new to this and have no idea what Im doing wrong.
  48. what types of materials can be used to apply heat transfer too ?
  49. Does transfer paper have to be used with a certain type of printer?
  50. Cannot peel mugs n more laser transfer paper from mug do I need more or less heat / pressure. The paper backing is getting stuck to mug and will not come off. I have been pressing at 120c for two mins then running under cold water before trying to peel

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    Does light transfer paper need to be printed in "mirror" image?

    Yes, it does

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    Does dark transfer paper need to be printed in "mirror" image?

    No, it does not.

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    I'm looking for a paper that doesn't leave the border around the image. I'm using an inkjet printer. Do you have anything I can use?

    ImageClip for Inkjet transfer paper is a paper for light shirts that uses a two step process to eliminate the background. The second step involves a laser printer so you may want to make sure you have access to both.

    Another great option is to purchase a Graphtec cutter to trim around the image for you. These cutters start as low as $250 and, with the help of the free Graphtec software, can detect and cut precisely around your image. Perfect for light or dark transfer papers!

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    Can you use the transfer paper for light garments on a pastel colored garment?

    While you CAN use transfer paper for light garments on pastel-colored garments, your image can end up being tinted with any color on your shirt. For instance, if you have an image of a lemon and you transfer it onto a light pink shirt, the yellow in your image and the pink in your shirt may mix together to leave you with an orange-ish looking lemon.

    If you want the purest color out of your image, it's best to stick with a white garment.

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    What does "negative" mean in the instructions of the inkjet Imageclip?

    The negative that is needed during the inkjet ImageClip process is actually just a reversed black and white version of your image. This can easily be created through PhotoShop or other design programs. It's similar to an x-ray: you will have white where the color of your image should be and the blank space surrounding your image will need to be black.

    This "negative" image will then be pressed against your imaged sheet in order to soak up all of the polymer background, allowing for an image without a border.

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    What is the best laser printer to use for printing transfers?

    Matching laser printers to laser transfer papers can be tricky. Here are a few suggestions we can offer to help the process.

    1. Check with the manufacturer to see if the fusing temperature of your laser printer is above 350 degrees F. If it is, it means that your printer will probably be too hot to handle heat transfer paper.

    2. We have found that HP and Brother printers tend to run too hot and have more problems with transfer papers than other laser printers. Our favorite printer brand has generally been the Okidata.

    3. If you notice that your transfer papers crumple or wrinkle when inside the printer, print on "transparency" mode. This heavier paper mode helps the transfer paper slow down.

    4. Samples, samples, samples! We have samples of all of our laser transfer papers available for sale on our website. It's a cheap and easy to way to try out the different papers we offer.

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    Which inkjet transfer paper can be peeled hot and cold?

    JetPro SofStretch is the only inkjet transfer paper we carry that is specifically made to be peeled hot or cold.

    Some of our other inkjet transfer papers for light colors, such as Red Grid, should be peeled hot, but can be peeled cold. While the image will still be vibrant and durable when peeled cold, the transfer will become much more thick (similar to opaque transfers).

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    I've been using your 11" x 17" inkjet heat transfer paper, but I need a larger medium. Do you offer rolls of heat transfer paper?

    We offer a wide variety of inkjet heat transfer paper rolls - RedGrid, JetPro SofStretch, 3G Jet Opaque, Jet Dark and Coastal Inkjet Opaque. These are all available in a number of different sizes so you're always able to find exactly what you're looking for.

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    is there any type of finisher that you can put of your shirt once you have pressed on your image so that the transfer doesn't crack?

    There really isn't any finisher that will prevent the cracking of a transferred image, though there are always things you can do to minimize the chance of cracking. If you're working with transfer paper for light garments, you can often "stretch" the image after pressing and removing the transfer paper. This gives the transfer a softer hand and allows it a little bit of flexibility.

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    I transfer photos onto white t-shirts. What inkjet transfer paper would be best for this?

    The best transfer for imprinting photos onto a garment is Red Grid inkjet transfer paper for light. This paper is the most vivid and color transfer we offer and will provide great results.

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    Which transfer paper do you recommend for transferring onto wood?

    Wood can be a tricky surface to transfer onto. We've tested out various papers and found that the best options are Laser One Opaque and TechniPrint 4.0. Results will be optimal if you're working with a finished piece of wood.

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    How can I get the ImageClip Koncert Ts transfer paper to be as white as possible when it transfers?

    For best results, use a true black or dark navy blue. Another option is to print the image in the color closest to the garment that you are using (i.e. if you're using a red shirt, print the image in red). This will help the white appear whiter.

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    What transfer paper is recommended for leather?

    The majority of our transfer papers will work with leather, but you will need to be careful of the temperature used to press the transfer onto the garment/blank. If the transfer temperature required is too hot, the leather may be scorched or have a slight color change. I would suggest checking into our JetPro SofStretch or Jet Dark transfer papers for best results!

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    I am having a couple of problems using the Imageclip Lazer Transfer Paper. The image is not tranfering evenly and the paper is sticking to the shirt. Is this a temperature and/or time issue? I am peeling the tranfer as quickly as possible.

    It sounds as though the issues you are encountering are definitely a temperature or, possibly, a pressure issue. Make sure that after the two sheets are married together, you raise the temperature of the heat press up to 400 degrees F and press the original transfer onto the garment for 15-20 seconds with heavy pressure.

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    what is the best laser transfer paper to use? that last and last after washing atleast last after a couple of washes without images cracking and peeling off?

    Most laser transfers last for quite some time without any cracking, peeling or fading. For dark garments, I would suggest using our Laser One Opaque transfers and, for light garments, I would advise trying our TechniPrint 4.0. The only transfer we carry with a limited durability is Digi-Trans Laser No-Weed transfer. Although Digi-Trans offers the awesome ability to transfer the entire image without a border, you may see decreased durability after multiple washings.

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    My inkjet heat transfers seem to be cracking more than usual. Are there any tips on avoiding this?

    Cracking can be easily eliminated with most inkjet heat transfer papers. Just follow these simple instructions to avoid cracking:

    -Use very heavy pressure to get the image to transfer into the shirt as much as possible.
    -Make sure that you're peeling the transfer immediately after pressing. If it begins to cool down before you peel the transfer off, you won't have the same soft feel and may encounter a little bit of cracking.
    -Wash in cold water and inside out. Do NOT use liquid fabric softener or bleach.

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    Will your JetDark transfer paper adhere to 100% polyester (with a dazzle sheen)?

    I'm not quite clear what "dazzle sheen" is, but our JetDark transfer paper WILL transfer to 100% polyester garments. If you're looking to add a gloss to the transfer, I would suggest pressing it with a teflon sheet or using Dazzle-Trans (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/dazzle-trans.aspx) on the product after pressing.

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    Can paper for dark fabrics be used on white fabrics?

    Paper for dark fabrics CAN be used for light fabrics, but since they tend to be a little thicker than transfers for light fabrics, most people tend to use the light transfers.

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    Is it better to tranfer the image immediately after printing or should I give it some drying time?

    If you're using regular inkjet or laser transfers, you'd do best transferring them to the garment shortly after printing - no drying time is needed. We don't suggest printing a lot of transfers in advance, as the ink may dry out and leave your image slightly faded or less vibrant.

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    Can any of the heat transfer papers be used with solid ink printers? In particular I have a Xerox Phaser 8400 printer.

    Unfortunately, we don't have a list of specific printers that work with any of our transfer papes. However, I can tell you that if the printer is using wax inks, it will not work with heat transfer papers. If you're just using regular toner, you may be able to use it - you'll have the best luck with the following specifications:

    - the printer fuses below 350 degrees F
    - the transfer paper is run through the manual tray
    - the transfer paper is run through on the heaviest paper mode (transparency/card stock are usually the most common heavy modes)

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    I'm using the coastal's solvent ink transfer paper, but when I remove the image from the liner I have a lot of problems to keep it flat, the image without the liner roll in and I cannot press, Do I need some paper to tranfer or what I can do?

    When using the Coastal Solvent, it's best to use our heat transfer mask (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/HeatTransferMaskforOpaqueTransferPapers.aspx) in order to keep the image flat and in line when transferring onto your garment.

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    What's the difference between Coastal's InkJet Paper, Red Grid Light and Jet Pro SofStretch?

    A great place to learn the differences between all of the heat transfer papers we offer is our Heat Transfer Comparison Chart - http://www.coastalbusiness.com/heat-transfer-paper-comparison-chart.aspx. Basically, the Coastal Inkjet (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/coastal-inkjet-heat-transfer-paper.aspx) is our house brand, which features great color and durability. The Red Grid (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/redgrid.aspx) has the most vivid colors of all of our transfer papers and the JetPro SofStretch (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/jetprosofstretch.aspx) offers the softest hand of almost any transfer paper on the market.

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    I am using Coastal's Ink Jet Light Transfer Paper. When Printing out my design on this paper what pixel resolution for the image should I have.

    In order for an image to be good enough to transfer, I would suggest looking for an image with a resolution of 300 or higher. This would be be a basic rule of thumb for all transfer papers we carry.

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    Can I use heat transfer paper in a printer that uses a thermal printhead to melt resin from an ink ribbon onto the paper (this is not ink jet)?

    Generally, you would run laser transfer papers through one of these printers, but the issue will have more to do with pressing the image. Since thermal print heads are more or less waxy, there is a possibility that the image will disperse during pressing. I’d recommend trying Neenah's IMAGE CLIP® Laser Dark (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/image-clip-laser-dark.aspx) or TechniPrint 4.0 (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/techniprint-4-0.aspx).

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    Are you discontinuing the glow-in-the dark transfer paper?

    We currently don't have plans to discontinue this paper.

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    We are a small non-profit soccer club, so we need to do our own t-shirts. What inkjet transfer paper would you recommend us purchasing to place our logo and crest on the t-shirts? We have a white tshirt and a purple t-shirt and sometimes they are mixed material like part cotton and part poly. We would be using an inkjet and a house iron. thanks

    Many of our inkjet transfer papers need a heat press in order to get the best results, but we do have some that work well with a home iron. Our Iron Man heat transfer paper for light garments (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/iron-man.aspx) will help you create bright, durable transfers. Though there is no specific home iron transfer created for dark garments, but our Coastal Inkjet Opaque transfer paper (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/coastalinkjetopaque.aspx) would probably be your best bet. I would definitely suggest trying transfer papers on a sample garment to figure out which paper works best for you. All of our transfers are available in sample packs (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/inkjetsamplepacks.aspx) on our website.

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    Which printer is the best to print out designs on large transfer paper, to last long and have a great quality on clothing, especially on shirts?

    The answer varies greatly on whether you plan on producing garments through sublimation or through heat transfer paper. For sublimation, I would suggest the Mutoh RJ-900 and for heat transfer paper I would suggest the Epson 7700 or 9700 depending on the width desired. If you'd like more information, please feel free to call us and speak with one of our wide format representatives.

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    Are we able to print onto a stretched fabric, or will this crack when worn?

    If you're using extremely stretchy or ribbed material, you may see some cracking when the garment is worn, as heat transfer paper can only stretch so much. Opaque transfer paper has very little stretch, if any. Your best option is to use a light colored garment with a stretchy transfer, such as JetPro SofStretch, and stretch it immediately after pressing.

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    I got my sample pack of paper get all jumbled up and now I don't know which paper goes to which instruction sheet. Is there a way to identify the paper by the backing (i.e. some have grey lines, some have blue lines, some have no lines, etc). I mainly need to know which are for light colors and which are for dark.

    Each of our transfer papers has a distinct backing to help figure out which paper it is. Here's a list (it's also available on our website):

    -JetPro SofStretch - a blue grid w/ "JetPro SS" written out
    -Red Grid - a red grid
    -Coastal Inkjet Paper - Coastal's logo and "inkjet transfer paper" written out in light green writing
    -JetPro for Active Wear - a red grid w/ "JetPro for Active Wear" written out
    -Coastal Inkjet Opaque - a blue grid
    -3G Jet Opaque - a grey grid w/ "3G Jet Opaque" written out
    -Jet Dark - an orange grid with "Jet Opaque II" written out
    -DigiTrans - a white backing w/ the DigiTrans logo in an oval
    -TechniPrint 4.0 - a white backing with "TechniPrint 4.0" written out
    -ImageClip Laser Light (two sheets) - a green grid (transfer sheet) and a red grid (imaging sheet)
    -Laser One Opaque - a white backing with "Laser 1 Opaque" written out
    -ImageClip Laser Dark (two sheets) - a brown grid (transfer sheet) and a purple grid (imaging sheet)
    -ImageClip Koncert T's (two sheets) - an orange grid (transfer sheet) and a blue grid (imaging sheet)
    -Photo Trans Plus - a turquose grid w/ "PhotoTrans Plus" written out
    -Photo Trans SC - red vertical lines
    -DuraTrans - an orange grid w/ "DuraTrans" written out
    -New Motif - a white backing with "New Motif" written out

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    I am using your brand of ink jet transfers for light fabric and when i first used them I set the temperature at 350 and pressed for 15 seconds and they were not completely sticking so I went to 375 for 15 seconds and my images are coming out yellowish (I believe they are burning). Can you suggest something I can try to get better results?

    There could be a few things happening here. If the garment you're using is a synthetic material, it may not be able to withstand the necessary heat to transfer the image correctly, which would explain the yellowing of the image or the material. It's also possible that you're not using enough pressure when pressing the image to the garment - this can also have a negative effect on the image transferring properly. Try 350 degrees for the full 20 seconds using as much pressure as possible. If you're still having difficulties, please feel free to give our technical support team a call at (800) 562-7760.

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    I'm looking to transfer wording (not so much pictures) to 100% polyester fabric (1 type a bit stretchy the other a bit shiny). One is black the other white. Will your transfers work alright on the fabric? And would they be ok with a standard hand iron?

    Most of our transfers will work with 100% polyester, though you'll want to test to make sure that the material can withstand the needed heat for an image (or words) to transfer. Though you will get much better, more durable results with a heat press, you can use a home iron with most of our inkjet (not laser) transfer papers. Laser transfer papers require a heat press. You would need to use a cutter in order to trim out the specific words as well as separate types of paper for both the light fabric and dark fabric. Feel free to contact us for more information on what type of material would work best for your project!

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    I'm doing shirts using siser easyweed vinyl for lettering on the back and using 3G jet opaque for the front graphic. What order do you recommend for applying? The vinyl then the graphic or vice versa?

    I would suggest pressing the EasyWeed vinyl first and THEN the heat transfer image. Vinyl is able to take more heat without any negative effects, unlike heat transfer paper, which may scorch.

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    What type of ink and paper used for heat transfer print on artificial leather?.Can i get the details and supplier?

    Artificial leeather can be a very difficult material to transfer to. If any paper would work, it would be TechniPrint 4.0, which is for use with laser printers and only to transfer to light garments. You will also want to sample the material to make sure it can withstand the heat of a heat press (TechniPrint 4.0 may need to be pressed up to 400 F).

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    I've experienced using 3g opaque but after i press it with its standard procedures, it was detached the following day. what could be the cause of it?

    There could be a number of issues that could have caused this problem. If the image was not transferred using the instructions included (350F for 30 seconds using medium pressure on a heat press), the transfer may not have adhered correctly. Also, if you're using the transfer on a coated or highly synthetic material, it may not stick as it should. Finally, laundering the garment shortly after pressing (meaning with 24 hours) may decrease the ability of the transfer to adhere to the garment. If you still encounter further issues, please feel free to contact our tech support department.

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    I have both light & dark transfer paper and both hot & cold peel. They were all kept in separate "bins" until I moved. Now they are all mixed up. Is there way to tell which paper is which or will I have to start over?

    Thankfully, each paper has a specific backing. Hopefully, this list will help:

    -JetPro SofStretch - a blue grid w/ "JetPro SS" written out
    -Red Grid - a red grid
    -Coastal Inkjet Paper - Coastal's logo and "inkjet transfer paper" written out in light green writing
    -JetPro for Active Wear - a red grid w/ "JetPro for Active Wear" written out
    -Coastal Inkjet Opaque - a blue grid
    -3G Jet Opaque - a grey grid w/ "3G Jet Opaque" written out
    -Jet Dark - an orange grid with "Jet Opaque II" written out
    -DigiTrans - a white backing w/ the DigiTrans logo in an oval
    -TechniPrint 4.0 - a white backing with "TechniPrint 4.0" written out
    -ImageClip Laser Light (two sheets) - a green grid (transfer sheet) and a red grid (imaging sheet)
    -Laser One Opaque - a white backing with "Laser 1 Opaque" written out
    -ImageClip Laser Dark (two sheets) - a brown grid (transfer sheet) and a purple grid (imaging sheet)
    -ImageClip Koncert T's (two sheets) - an orange grid (transfer sheet) and a blue grid (imaging sheet)
    -Photo Trans Plus - a turquose grid w/ "PhotoTrans Plus" written out
    -Photo Trans SC - red vertical lines
    -DuraTrans - an orange grid w/ "DuraTrans" written out
    -New Motif - a white backing with "New Motif" written out

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    I'm testing Image Clip Koncert for white ink application and would like to know if there is a way to prevent "ink cracking" after the application and the t-shirt is stretched?? I've tried a variety of different pressure settings but with no luck.

    Image Clip Koncert Ts is a great product for customers wanting to only transfer white to garments. However, it is still an opaque paper, meaning it's not going to be the most stretchy or pliable transfer. Because of the durability and thickness need for the transfer to adhere properly to a dark garment, it is not meant to be stretched and may cause cracking in the image if stretched excessively.

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    Why don't you carry rolls of transfer paper for laser prints so format can be larger than 11×17?

    Unfortunately, laser printers generally don't support rolls of transfer paper due to the memory needed to print such a large project.. Some larger printers will, but transfer paper can be especially picky when printers start running too hot (which would happen with a roll of transfer paper).

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    When I try to copy an image onto a fabric transfer sheet the print out has horizontal lines in it. I cleaned and aligned the printheads but the problem persists. I have an Epson Workforce 500 ink jet printer.

    The horizontal lines you see are most often due to ink being clogged in the lines of your printer. Even though you've already cleaned and aligned the printheads, I would actually suggest doing several head cleanings and then a nozzle check to make sure the ink is coming out more steadily.

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    Have any of the opaque inkjet transfer papers been tested for compliance with the Child Safety Protection Agency(CSPA)?

    We do have safety data sheets on our papers, as well as CSPA information on a majority of our papers. Please give us a call at (800-562-7760 if you'd like to receive a copy.

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    What is causing the "Heat Transfer" to Crackle on the T-shirt?

    There are a lot of potential answers for that question. Unfortunately, without knowing if you're working with a light transfer or dark transfer, or an inkjet or laser transfer or how it's being pressed, it's difficult to find a solution. The most basic reasons images crackle on garments is if they've been laundered incorrectly after pressing, if (for light transfers) they weren't stretched immediately after pressing, if they were pressed too long or if they were pressed at too high of a temperature. If you'd like to troubleshoot further, please give our technical support team a call at (800) 562-7760.

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    why when i press on white fabrics i see a yellow square around my prints.

    Almost all transfer papers possess a polymer backing in order to allow the transfer to adhere to the garment. However, unless your image is trimmed around, the backing will still transfer to your garment. Most heat transfer papers for light garments will have a clear backing that is not really visible and tends to wash away after a few rounds in the washing machine. If the polymer is turning yellow on your garment, there's a chance that you're pressing the transfer for too long or at too high of heat, as yellowing is an indication of scorching.

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    When transfering pictures with words and numbers, how do I get the image to be reversed, so that when it is transfered to the material, the words and numbers are correct? What is the difference between mirrow image on and off?

    You would use the mirror option in your printer settings to reverse your image/words in order to get the correct orientation to transfer. Mirror is the same as reverse. If you're using sublimation, the PowerDriver should automatically reverse your image for you, but you will need to do it manually if using transfer paper for light garments. Transfer paper for dark garments do NOT need to be transferred.

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    I want to transfer letters onto a grey shirt; can i use the transfer/release paper for light colored tee's that dont leave a border or background to release letters with no background for dark tee's. I wondering if this works , would me getting a cutter&time.

    Though you can use transfer paper meant for light garments on grey or other light-colored shirts, remember that your transfer paper does not have the white backing. Because of this, any color already on your garment will show through your image, leaving the image looking faded or discolored.

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    I followed the directions for the Avery transfer sheets but my whole project was scorched. What did I do wrong?

    Unfortunately, there could be several problems here. Since we don't carry the Avery transfer papers, I can't give you exact instructions on how they should be pressed. If you see scorching on the image, it generally means that you're pressing it too long or at too hot of a temperature. If the actual garment is being scorched, it could also mean that you're using too much time or temperature, but it could also meant that the fabric can't withstand the heat needed to transfer the image. I usually suggest sticking with professional quality transfer papers, which will give you much brighter, more durable results - http://www.coastalbusiness.com/heattransferpaper.aspx.

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    Hi I am interested in buying the heat transfer paper but i'm unsure of what sort to get. i have my own design (logo) that i want printed onto a stretch lycra material for gym wear. what sort of printer/paper would i need to buy? the material is in all different colours, some plain fabrics and some printed fabrics. but its all stretch lycra. Thanks

    The best transfer paper for athletic apparel is JetPro for Active Wear because it will stretch with the fabric. JetPro for Active Wear is ONLY for light-colored or white garments. For dark garments, you could use one of our opaque heat transfer papers, but since these papers don't stretch very much, you may want to look into another method, such as heat transfer vinyl, in order to transfer onto the garment.

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    what pixel resolution do you recommend for a sharp image?

    300 dpi is the standard resolution for images being used for things like sublimation or heat transfer.

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    When I press the substrate, the only colour that transfers is yellow. The print itself is in colour. I have tried both sides of the sublimation paper and it still only prints yellow. Help please - I am new to this and have no idea what Im doing wrong.

    If you are transferring to a polyester-coated substrate, but your sublimation image is turning out yellow, it usually means that you have inkjet ink in your printer. Sometimes, inkjet printers will come with sample inkjet cartridges (even if you only intend to use the printer for sublimation). It’s important to double-check that you’ve installed cartridges the correct sublimation cartridges (they should say Sublijet or Artainium) into your printer as soon as you receive it.

    If you accidentally installed inkjet ink into your sublimation printer, you will need to install your sublimation inks, then do a number of head cleanings to flush the inkjet ink out. Depending on how long the inkjet ink has been in your printer, you may end up running through an entire set of sublimation cartridges just cleaning the printer out.

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    what types of materials can be used to apply heat transfer too ?

    Most heat transfer papers and heat transfer vinyl will work best with cotton, polyester and cotton/poly blends, but there are definitely certain products out there can be used on more specialty or synthetic fabrics. Check out our heat transfer vinyl comparison chart (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/is-htvinyl-comparisonchart.aspx) and heat transfer paper comparison chart (http://www.coastalbusiness.com/information-station---heat-transfer---comparison-chart.aspx) for more details!

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    Does transfer paper have to be used with a certain type of printer?

    Transfer paper is available for inkjet printers and laser printers, so you'll want to make sure that you're using the correct type of printer for the transfer paper you're using.

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    Cannot peel mugs n more laser transfer paper from mug do I need more or less heat / pressure. The paper backing is getting stuck to mug and will not come off. I have been pressing at 120c for two mins then running under cold water before trying to peel

    We suggest pressing at 121 C for only 90 seconds and then running under the cold water for two minutes. It sounds like the transfer paper may be burning to the mug.