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How to Apply Iron on T-Shirt Transfers

This is just a quick guide on how to iron on your T-Shirt transfer, this guide wont be helpful for people that want to put transfers on hats or other akaward shaped items. If you havent got a T-Shirt Transfer check Redemption Vinyls T-Shirt Transfers if you cant find what your looking for email sales@redemptionvinyls.com. Lets get started there are a few things you will need to have to make this happen:

  • An Iron
  • T-Shirt or hoodie
  • Transfer
  • Chopping Board, Drawing Board or similar
  1. First of all your going to need put your chopping board underneath your t-shirt, so where you want to put the design is in the centre of the chopping board, and just give this a quick iron to make sure its all flat.
  2. You just what to double check the transfer and make sure the sticky side doesn’t have any thing stuck to it. once that is fine you need to place the transfer sticky side down on the t-shirt where you want it and firmly rub the transfer to make sure its flat on the t-shirt. Now you will need to make sure the transfer is straight and where you want it, if its not shere you want to pull it off and stick it down again.
  3. Ideally if you have a heat press set it to 150oC but if you only have an iron then it is best to set it to the lowest cotton setting your iron has. now with your design where you want it and your iron up to temperature you will need to firmly iron the design, do not left the iron for too long in any one spot. it should take between 5-7 seconds. if the transparent plastic starts to warp then its getting to hot and you should turn down your iron.
  4. Now you just need let your t-shirt cool down. its important that you let it col down the hot glue on the transparent plastic will stick to your t-shirt and it is a real pain to get it off. once your t-shirt is cook slowly peel off the transparent plastic if glue is being left behind on the t-shirt let it cool down some more. the transfer should be on the t-shirt now as you peel the transparetn plastic off, if part of the design comes off with it then just stick it back down and iron it for a little longer.
  5. Once the transparent plastic if off put your t-shirt on and enjoy.
If you have any questions leave a comment and I’ll try to answer them. I will add some pictures later on and try and put together a video.
Redemption.Man

 

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Redemption Vinyls

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Creation PCUT CTO630 Driver and Manual

For any one thats lloking for the driver and manual for the Creation PCUT CTO630 here they are:

Creation PCUT CTO630 Manual

These are the USB drivers, no drivers are need to use Creation PCUT CTO630 via the serial port:

Creation PCUT CTO USB Driver

if you got any problems with setting up your Creation PCUT CTO630 check out my guide here

Setting up a Creation pcut ct 630 and Creation pcut cto 630

pcut ct 630

pcut ct 630

The Creation pcut ct 630 and Creation pcut cto 630 are good vinyl plotters for the price but it isn’t the easiest thing to setup. First thing it has usb port but I have never had any luck with it, a quick search on Google shows that most people use the serial port anyway. The program I’ve had most success with is Sign Blazer, it isn’t the best looking software but it does the job. In the guide i will be setting up a Creation pcut ct 630 but the same steps work with the pcut cto 630, the pcut cto 630 is a newer version of the pcut ct 630

To setup the Creation pcut ct 630 using the serial connection you first need to make sure your serial port is working on your PC or laptop. If you right click on my computer and then click on manage this will bring up the Computer Management Window in the left column you will need to click on device manager.  Which should look something like this?

From here you need to click on “Ports (COM & LPT)”, this will should you all your serial (COM) and parallel (LPT) ports. Sign Blazer only sees the first few serial ports so if the one you want to use is over 5 you will have to right click and go to properties the go to the advanced port settings and change it to something lower.

Now open Sign Blazer and go to the cutter preferences, the Cutter should be “Creation pcut ct 630”.  Change the Output Device to the serial (COM) port you’re using; it should look something like this:

Next you will need to click on “comm settings” you shouldn’t have to change anything but just make sure they are the same as the following:

In the manual that comes with the PCut CT 630 it says you should set the Baud rate to 19200 but I couldn’t get it working at that speed. Now that is all setup you will need to make sure the vinyl plotter is setup.

once your vinyl plotter is turned on you will need to press the “on-line” button then the mode button 7 times to get the Baud setting, if you haven’t guessed this needs to be 9600. To change the baud rate is a bit strange to change it to a lower speed press the + and for a faster speed press -.

After all that is done remember to press the mode button to get back to the screen for setting the X and Y axis, then press the “on-line” button and make sure the screen says on-line. The plotter won’t cut unless the screen says on-line. With all that done you should be ready to use your plotter.

If you have any questions about setting up creation pcut ct 630 or pcut cto 630 feel free to ask in the comments.

Redemption.Man

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