Toner Transfer Tips and Paper Selection

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Ever wondered how to master those toner transfers to match the look and feel you see at the trade shows? We are excited to welcome into the show Cheryl Kuchek who has founded and is the administrator of several very large Facebook Groups in our industry. One of those groups is “Sublimation, OKI, iColor, and Beyond”. Cheryl is going to give us some toner transfer tips, tricks as well as the right papers to make your toner transfers stand out. If you have a toner transfer system, are looking to buy one or just want some really good information.

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Chuck Pederson0:33 Hi

Jeanette Bohlke1:36 Hi

Martha Taylor2:07 Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!

Jan Peterson Calahan5:38 Hey Guys from Ca!!

Erich Campbell11:27 Good morning, everyone! Glad to see you in, Cheryl!

Pat Woessner15:23 Hello!

Toner Transfer Tips and Paper Selection

Aaron: Start us off with a little history of your groups, when did you start them, why and what are they like today compared to when you started?

Erich Campbell14:07 Max your print and press size, folks.  You’ll want it later.

David Shaw14:29 Prior to Ink Jet Printers, Dye Sub Printing was difficult to do!

Terry: One of your groups is called Sublimation, OKI, iColor and Beyond, let’s talk a bit about that group specifically, what are some of the hot topics in that group currently?

Erich Campbell18:48 Be ready to make mistakes, folks. Forgive yourself now, and realize the expense of the time and materials is well worth it for your education.

Erich Campbell19:41 The papers allow for an amazing range of surfaces.

Aaron: You and I have known each other for several years, and I know you have lots of hands-on experience with sublimation and the laser/toner transfers. What would be one or 2 toner transfer tips you would give a newbie when starting out with toner transfers?

Mayra Roland21:58 What printer did you recommend?

Jan Peterson Calahan22:26 Good heat press is essential!

Erich Campbell22:40 Listen about those presses; if you want a repeatable, quality outcome, you must have an even, quality heat press.

Martha Taylor23:52 Some of us suspend disbelief and trust what you say about the heat press. Others of us struggle and fret and fuss…and THEN we trust what you say about the heat press. You choose the path, the destination is always the same.

Jan Peterson Calahan23:58 I have two. One that I press tees/flats and one that I use for plaques/ nonflat products. I have actually dented them after 20 years lol

Pat Woessner24:09 I can vouch for a good heat press!

Terry: For the more advanced transfer producers out there. What tools and/or toner transfer tips do they need to have in their tool belts to take things to the next level?

Jan Peterson Calahan36:43 Cheryl for mugs and glasses: wraps and oven or mug press??

Aaron: I know people often hear a lot of bad information about decoration processes out there online and off- What misconceptions about working toner transfers would you like to dispel? What are people getting wrong about the process?

Terry: With the industry growing and growing, we’re always seeing new developments in any decoration method- What should we be looking for in the future of toner transfers? What’s exciting on the horizon?

Cheryl Kucheck: With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Cheryl is the owner of Just My Imagination DeZigns Inc. and the founder of the Facebook groups “Sublimation, OKI, iColor and Beyond”, and “Sublimation for Beginners and Beyond.” She hosts a community of digital decorators and serves as a resource to grow their businesses through weekly Facebook Live sessions, webinars, vendor discounts, and more.

Martha Taylor38:44 Yeah Conde and David!! Yeah Pic the Gift!!!!!!

Martha Taylor48:24 Thank you! Great show

Erich Campbell50:27 Great interview, Cheryl! Glad to see you on the show; can’t wait to see more of what you are putting out there. 

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