In T-shirt transfer
printing the type of ink that you use is more important than the printer!
For Select Canon
and Epson Printers
read that correctly. The type of ink that you use is more important
than which specific brand or type of printer that you use.
store-bought regular inks print OK heat transfers, all of them share one trait:
none of them were actually made for heat transfers. They are
all made just to produce nice documents and photographs, which will never
be put in a washer.
led us on our quest for superior T-shirt transfer inks. The following is about
our T-shirt TransMagic!™ Inks; what they are and why
we are confident you will love them.
to being picky is that high quality gets you a lot of happy
customers. The downside (a little bit anyway) is that you can spend
a lot of time and money before you are totally satisfied. That was our story
in developing our inks and delivery systems.
lost count of the different inks we tested in developing our TransMagic!
Inks brand. One ink would wash well but the color was off. Another had great color
but it changed when heated. Another printed well but lost too much color in the
wash. On and on.
TransMagic! Inks brand is the result of slightly over a year in testing,
tweaking, fussing and occasionally pulling our hair out. We’re glad that
we did. We can proudly present our TransMagic! Inks as
the equal of our well-known Alpha brand heat transfer papers.
bright, vibrant colors
not affected by the heat press
profiled for superior color matching
designed to not clog your printer
printing costs, compared to regular inks
Rest Of The Story That You Need To Know
little secret – TransMagic! Inks are a combination
of inks and technologies. When it became clear that no one ink manufacturer
could provide every benefit that we wanted, we started testing combinations.
As we tested
combinations we also experimented with a few of our own additives (our own little
"secret ingredients"). We won't pretend that the road was smooth or
without dead-end streets. However, because of persistence (or just plain stubbornness)
we finally got to what we now call the "Halleluiah Day". TransMagic!
Inks were a reality ready for our customers.
We now offer
five versions of TransMagic!™ Inks, each slightly different,
to work in these current Epson and Canon printers:
Epson 1400, C-88+ and 1900 and the Canon
Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II and Canon Pixma iP 4700. Each
ink is slightly different to optimize print quality of that specific printer.
Inks also work in some older Epson and Canon printers (see the list
on the next page).
Four reasons to use TransMagic!™
Inks - They work perfectly on our Alpha Double
Green JetPro SofStretch, Alpha Purple Cold and Alpha Gold Dark heat
transfer papers. TransMagic!™ Inks were used
to print all transfers on this site. They should work with other brands of heat
transfer papers but we have done no testing to support that idea and offer no
guarantees. Our inks and paper work on cotton, 50/50 cotton blends and
canvasses. You should note that some canvass is just too rough, to
produce good heat transfers.
inks are much cheaper than buying regular cartridges for any
printer because our ink is sold in bulk bottles. For example, in a store, 1
black C-88 ink cartridge (that only holds about 14 mils of ink) currently
costs about $21.19. One refill bottle of our black TransMagic!™ ink for
the C-88 only costs $29.95 and holds 125 mils. The math is pretty simple;
average savings on inks costs is about 85%.
high quality and low cost, we have many who also buy it for just regular printing…
on photo paper – All Six versions of TransMagic!
Inks print outstanding photographs.
on regular paper – We printed on just about every
type of regular paper that we could find. All produced really
excellent results. We have many customers who buy our ink, just to
print documents. In fact, some of our Beta test sites (a few companies that
tested with us during our trials and slapped us down when it wasn’t right)
felt like the colors were better than regular ink cartridges. That’s their
opinion, but we make no such claim.
Having superior TransMagic!™
T-shirt ink does you no good, unless you have something to put it
in (regular cartridges can’t be refilled).
The next page details our MagicFlow!™ CIS bulk ink delivery
units for Epson printers and the page after that, MagiCart!™
refillable cartridges for Canon printers. Together, they provide the highest
quality and cheapest cost per print of anything that we have been able to find.
Revised: March 18, 2014