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Old Yesterday, 07:29 AM   #1
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color laserjet transfers for shirts and mugs

Hope someone can help.

I work with with high school aged students with special needs.

I manage enterprises within the schools to provide work experiences for these students. We also have students working in the community with community partners. Most of our in school programs are coffee shops but I would like to expand our opportunities and open a print shop that can handle copying for teachers and the making of hats and t-shirts and mugs for our sports teams. I am looking at embroidery machines for some of those needs but we need something faster, cheaper and more appropriate for t-shirts etc.

Unfortunately true screen printing isn't an option because of the fumes. Is the commercially available color laser transfer paper a workable solution if used with a quality press on a quality shirt?
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As long as you match the material with the right transfer and printer it should work fine with either laser or inkjet printers but anything past small batch jobs is going to kill you on cost of materials versus simple screen printing. Using printers and transfer paper you really need to saturate the images.

For more versatility look into adding a vinyl plotter / cutter into the mix. That would let you do sports teams, windows stickers, etc.
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