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Do you need Teflon Paper for Heat Transfer Vinyl?


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#1 nimo05

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:21 PM

Do you need to use teflon paper, or silicone release paper for Heat Transfer Vinyl like thermoflex?!?!

If you do are there any substitutes I can use that I have lyin around the house?

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#2 TaterNuts

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 03:04 AM

Yes and No...

I was told that you had to use the silicon release sheet on the thermoflex...  But one day, the sheet came up missing and I had a dozen shirts to make...  Well, I didnt use it and I think that my results were better, I cut the time down on the press about 2 seconds... Now, i dont ever use it with thermoflex, however, iron on transfers its a must to prevent the ink from seeping thru to your heat platen

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 03:34 AM

Also I use it when doing multi color layed transfers so the vinyl transfer doesn't touch the platen when doing the next color.

#4 DTFuqua

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:04 PM

Nimo, no you don't need Teflon sheet. I use common parchment baking paper from the grocery store. It will curl up after use but it is so cheep, I have quite a few sheets stacked beside my heat press and just set the hot one aside and grab a cool one for the next pressing. It also flattens out after it cools so you don't have to keep buying it every other day.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:24 AM

I reuse the backing that comes with heat press vinyl after the vinyl is peeled off.  I just kept a couple pieces of it and if I have to use it for a reheat or something I do.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:10 AM

I reuse the backing that comes with heat press vinyl after the vinyl is peeled off.  I just kept a couple pieces of it and if I have to use it for a reheat or something I do.

Tracee


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