The GO UNO has been one of our most appealing products for garment decoration. Its quality, versatility, and affordability make it ideal for printing custom T-shirt transfers and decorating gift items.
The GO UNO can be used to print T-shirt transfer for shirts of all kinds and to customize mugs, mouse pads, magnetic sheeting, brushed chrome, Plexiglass and more. It also works with our DarkJet inkjet paper for intense color transfers on dark shirts.
To help more people see the value in this exciting new product, we’ve uploaded our recent GO UNO webinar to SignWarehouse.com /TV.
People like choices. That’s one reason why, when looking at an array of custom printed white shirts, a customer is likely to ask for something on black or another color. But printing on black can be problematic.
Rather than disappointing them and saying you can’t do that, take a proactive approach and offer white, pastels and GREY. Given the option of a few different colors, most people are more likely to pick from that selection and be happy with their choice.
But you’ve been told ChromaBlast and GO UNO laser transfer printers can only print t shirt transfers for white shirts, right? Not quite. It’s true you can’t use these processes to decorate red, green, or royal blue fabric shirts, but you can decorate grays. Think of gray as the new white. Here’s the explanation.
Your heat press digital temperature read out may not be accurate. The readout may not match the actual temperature on the heat press platen. Geo Knight and others makes excellent heat press machines that can be used for all kinds of thermal transfer applications, but sometimes the temperature readout require a little fine tuning, or calibration. Temperature and vibration extremes during shipping are the likely culprit.
In any case, if yours hasn’t been properly dialed in, it can make a big difference in the quality of your laser and sublimation transfers.
How do you know if your press’ temperature reading is ‘off’? And more importantly, how do you fix it?
Making your first foray into a new market can be challenging. It’s easy to make mistakes and some of those can be costly. If you’re a sign business considering expanding into garment decoration, you may be thinking about buying your first heat press. There are lots of sizes and styles to choose from ranging from under $300 to over $12,000. Making the wrong choice can mean spending too much or buying too little. Both mistakes can stunt the growth of your business. How do you make the right decision?
You could start by pouring yourself a hot cup of coffe and reading this beginner’s guide to choosing a heat press. While we can’t cover every feature of every model, we can give you an overview with some general guidelines to point you in the right direction.
In settings on your heat press, small details can make a big difference.
For instance, the recommended application temperature for applying HotMark thermal transfer film is 320 – 340 degrees. Is that Fahrenheit or Celsius? What’s the difference? Only about 300 degrees. 320 degrees Celsius is over 600°F. Getting that detail wrong can melt your film and turn a white shirt a crispy golden brown.
Such was the case this week when a customer posted to us that their HotMark 70 was melting on their heat press. After some head scratching, one of our alert customers advised the user to check to see if the press was set on Fahrenheit or Celsius. Sure enough, the press had been changed to Celsius, so when it was set to 340°, it was actually at 644°F. That is indeed hot enough to melt HotMARK, Nylon, polyester, Lycra, and many other polymers.