OUT OF STOCK - InkFlex DARK 11" x 17" Transfer Paper reviews
Global Rating: 4.00 from 1 reviews.
|Not ideal for dye based ink (4/5)||Oct 15, 2010||Lorenzo Valenzuela||CA, US|
There seems to have been a recent change to the surface of the sheet. Dot gain with my dye based Epson 1400 Claria inks is now extreme. It IS possible to control it in Photoshop but so far it's been a lot of work. I suspect that any pigment based ink would preform much better. (I think that the ink would spread out less.)
Why do I bother? Well unlike most other transfer material for dark shirts it doesn't start cracking and flaking off of the shirt after 40 or 50 washes. It's wear pattern is much more acceptable - it just looks a a little faded bit by bit.
For those who are interested: In Photoshop CS5 I turn the brightness up by +30 and usually increase the red saturation by +15. Since the ink has a tends to spread out I usually find it necessary to stroke my small reverse type by about 1-2 pixels or it pinches out.
This stuff is still the best compromise. The other paper that I am trying is Neenah's 3G Opaque. The 3G is much much better in the dot gain department but it has a paper texture instead of the Inkflex's stretchy slightly plasticy feel. I believe that the 3G will start flaking after it's washed enough but only time will tell
For now my papers of choice are the Inkflex for dark shirts and Jet Pro Soft Stretch for lights. My vendor of choice is SGS!