Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about Crio Powderless DTF+ printers.

Every Crio comes with a 2-year on-site warranty standard. This is activated upon registration of your printer at mycrio.com.

Crio transfers are high definition, full color digital transfers. They require no weeding and can be applied to virtually any substrate.

Crio white toner transfers can be applied to nearly any surface that can handle heat. If it can’t withstand heat, there are water slide papers that can be used for transfers without heat, using water instead. 

With Crio printers, you can produce vibrant, high-quality, and high-resolution prints and transfer them to a variety of substrates such as:

  • Light Garments
  • Dark Garments
  • Cotton
  • Nylon
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyester
  • Mixed blend fabrics
  • Demin
  • Hard Surfaces (mugs, cups, wood, metal , glass, plates, etc.)
  • And much more!

Don’t restrict yourself by only creating t-shirts with a Crio printer. There’s so much more you can do. For ideas and profit margin estimates, check out our Crio Profit Guide

For successful white toner transfers, a quality heat press that gives even heat and pressure is a MUST. You cannot use an iron.

The most ideal heat press you can invest in for the highest quality transfers is a high-end, American-made swing away heat press.

Crio provides free training, how-to videos, and other resources to help you be successful and profitable. 

The dealer you purchase a Crio printer from may also offer their own training, as well. 

This depends on many factors such as the size of your design, which Crio printer is used, and the transfer paper used.

Most Crio users average a cost of $3.50-$4.50 per sheet. This includes the paper and the toner costs. 

Therefore, depending on if you are creating a large t-shirt transfer, a small chest or hat logo, or anything in between, your cost per transfer will vary. For example, the cost of a small chest logo could be as low as $.25.

On average, a Crio transfer lasts for about 30 washes. 

This depends on the detergent or fabric softener used, the application of the transfer itself, the type of material transferred to, and if the garment is put through a dryer. 

For the best and longest lasting results, we recommend that garments are washed in cold water, inside-out, and hung to dry.

There are special papers on the market that help to achieve these special colors and effects. Hot stamping foils can be used in addition to toner to achieve a metallic or sparkly look. 

All Crio dealers offer replacement consumables such as toner, image drums, or paper. 

Due to Crio’s open platform,  you can use the widest variety of brands of transfer paper, so you’re able to shop around for the best prices that fit your needs. 

The price to charge for a t-shirt depends on the market in which you are selling your shirts and whether it is a custom design or something  you’ve already created.

Most people report they can sell a shirt for $18-$25.

Vector files are always optimal for printing. However you can use a .JPG, or .PDF if the background is removed.

When using rasterized image, use a high resolution image. Poor graphics, will leave you with less than satisfactory quality prints.

Any of the following file formats can be used with Crio white toner printers:

  • Raster Images:
    • .jpg
    • .gif
    • .png
    • .tiff
    • .raw
    • .psd
  • Vector Images:
    • .pdf
    • .eps
    • .ai

You definitely do not need to be a graphic designer! There are many user-friendly, intuitive design programs you can use to create graphics or you can purchase pre-made designs from sites like Etsy and many others. 

Things to Know About Crio Powderless DTF+