Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of warranty comes with the white toner printers?
What kind of transfers does this produce?
What can these transfers be applied to? Are they just for t-shirts?
Do I need a heat press or can I use an iron?
Do I have to pay extra for Training?
Nope! We’ve got great self paced training courses for our Digital HeatFX systems and Print Optimizer software packages that we include with every system purchase. This is NOT included if you purchase the printer alone.
How much does a transfer cost to make?
It really depends on the paper that you use. Most of our customer pay between $3.50 and $4.50 per sheet set, so if you need a 10″ X 16″ design, that’s what it costs.
BUT you can fit tons of left chest logos or hat transfers on a single sheet, so those can cost as little as a $.25.
Unlike screen printing, for example, the Digital HeatFX systems require no physical set up or time doing things like color separations. And it doesn’t care how many colors an image uses either!
PS> Ask about the Paper Savers Club – it’s how you get the best prices.
How long do the transfers last?
1. Will you be using HE (high efficiency) laundry detergent?
2. Any fabric softener?
3. Hang dry or dryer?
a. If dryer, how hot will your dryer be?
4. What t-shirt blank will you be using?
a. High quality shirts last much longer
b. Will it be cotton, polyester or a blend?
c. Did the manufacturer treat the shirt with anything to repel water, stains or improve color fastness
5. How well did you apply the transfer? Is the pressure and temperature accurate on your heat press?
6. Does the design have any breathable areas, or is it a solid block of print?
So here’s our rule of thumb, because obviously you cannot answer all of the questions above.. and neither can we… about 30 washes. Maybe up to 100, maybe as low as 10 with a cheap shirt, a poor application technique and/or a bad press.
Can this system produce metallic, reflective, glow in the dark or neon transfers?
What are my Options for the Printer?
There are several different bundles offered as part of a Digital HeatFX system. Each one can be tailored for you business as well.
2 Options we ALWAYS recommend are a very high quality heat press and the Paper Savers Club
The Paper Savers Club is a subscription service where we will ship you the Laser EZPeel paper that you need to run your business at regular intervals. It saves you from forgetting to reorder and paying extra for rush shipping AND it ensures you get awesome pricing on your supplies. You SAVE BIG!
One of our most popular equipment bundles is the DFX 24 – which includes the Digital HeatFX system AND a 24″ cutter for using heat transfer vinyl. Talk to you account manager about that option… it’s a money-maker.
Where can I order supplies?
Is the OKI 9541 or the OKI pro8432WT wireless?
It is networkable and can be directly connected to your personal computer, a networked computer or a networked router.
What Can I Sell a Shirt for?
You may decide to sell for less or you may sell for way more, but that depends on your market.
Don’t forget to bundle custom t-shirts with koozies, coasters, bags.. .you can do a LOT with the same Laser EZ Peel paper!
Can I Print on Stretchy Material?
Can I print on Spandex or other stretchy material?
Yes you can. And we DO have customers that do this all the time. But transfers do not stretch. The image will not stretch.
Having said that there are some techniques you can use to make it work better with some stretchy materials. The worst that will happen is that your image will crack. That might be a big deal if you’re pressing a photo image, but not so much if it’s a distressed graphic.
And ALL the stuff we talked about before – about shirt blanks – same thing applies to stretchiness.