RhinoDARK! It's the newest generation of laser heat transfer paper that will let you apply color and bright white to all DARK apparel and fabrics. Use it on 50/50 blends, 100% cotton and polyester like Dri-Fit t-shirts. It’s available in 8.5” x 11” and 11” x 17”. Use it with these recommended printers: OKI 920 WT, OKI 711 WT.
RhnoDARK is a two-step process using a Printable Film and Paper. The first step is to print on the Film Sheet (A sheet) that will help to ensure that it is not affected by humidity and that no expansion and contracting of the design will take place (great for use in hot and humid areas). On this polyester coated sheet, there is a dull and glossy side. Print on the dull side.
Also, remember to mirror the image, so that when it is applied to the shirt it will be right reading.
In the video, we use the OKI 711 WT printer that includes C, Y, M + white cartridges. The printer will automatically mix in black when printing on a white garment and enable the color and white to print at the same time to offer big opacity and greater durability. As you'll soon see, the finished product will display brilliant whites and vivid color.
As we begin, notice that we load the paper in the front feeder so that it will process straight through to the back tray, bypassing all roller systems and potential damage to the coating.
HOW TO TRANSFER THE DESIGN
Take Transfer Sheet (B sheet) and dog ear (fold down) the corner.
Place it on the A sheet – the one with the printed image. It’ll be easier to peel this way, especially when it’s a hot peel.
MAJOR NOTE AT THIS POINT: THE CORRECT TIME AND TEMPERATURE SETTINGS ARE 360 DEGREES for 90 SECONDS (NOT what is mentioned in the video).
2nd Major Note: we’re using the RT DK20A – auto release heat press. Works great, but make sure that your chin is not above the bar when it’s released!
HOT PEEL immediately and smoothly.
Note that the coating on the B Sheet has transferred to the
A Sheet everywhere that there is toner on the A sheet.
Now, we recommend cutting off the edges of the A Sheet (image sheet).
No need to trim RhinoDARK - it's a weedless paper. Only the toner transfers.
Next, press the shirt to remove moisture and wrinkles for about 10 seconds.
Place design on shirt. Press for 360 degrees for 30 seconds.
Let design COOL and then COLD PEEL.
You’ll note that the design shows up with a hi-gloss.
To dim the gloss, lay the shirt onto press.
Place parchment paper on top of design.
Press for 15-30 seconds and the results will be a matte finish with brilliant color and bright white that will pop off the shirt.
To add dimension, Textile Metallic Foil is a great choice. After the design has been transferred to the shirt, crunch foil, place on top of the design, repress, and your design will be eye-popping. You can also add rhinestones.
Artwork Requirements Recommended by RhinoTechFor best results, it is recommended that solid colors only be used in the artwork. We also recommend printing white toner over all the color for greater opacity when printing on DARK garments.
Get a Jump-StartWhether home or studio based, located in a store front or a commercial screen printing entity, RhinoDARK Heat Transfer Paper and other digital systems featured by RhinoTech are a way to add-on to your current service stream. Use this digital system to "fill-in" for your screen printed projects and offer custom, short-run orders.
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