Powder Adhesive for Cap Transfers – When printing plastisol transfers for caps, print the image in reverse onto T-75 transfer paper. While the ink is still wet, pull the paper through powder adhesive (available from most screen print suppliers) and then run down the dryer belt. Dry to the touch only, do not fully cure the ink. The powder adhesive will give the transfer a better grip on the cap front.
About Terry Combs
Terry Combs has managed production shops large and small across the country since 1979. He has written hundreds of management and technical articles for screen printing publications, the trade book Estimating Production Time for Textile Screen Printing, and spoken at industry events worldwide. For six years, Combs was the lead instructor in both screen printing and digital direct-to-garment classes at the U.S. Screen Printing Institute. Combs continues to present his introductory classes at Atlas Screen Supply in Chicago, Workhorse Products in Phoenix and Equipment Zone in NJ/NYC.
Posts by Terry Combs:
Thinning your plastisol inks – Thixotropic, so first option is room temp and stir. Second, curable reducer.
How to cure a DTG Printed Hat – Use a Heat gun for curing DTG printed hats.
Curing screen printing ink – Temperature Strips to test for proper cure.
Curing DTG Inks – Use silicone paper compared with Teflon sheets in DTG curing to get better wash fastness and less of a gloss.