Prepress your garment to remove excess moisture. Place transfer face down on item and cover with butcher or parchment paper. Press for 10 - 15 seconds at 325 degrees using heavy pressure. Allow transfer to cool and then remove film. Place parchment or butcher paper over design and repress for 5 seconds.
**If design does not peel properly when you pull up the first edge it may not be cool enough, gently lay film back down and press for another 5 seconds and then allow garment to cool completely before peeling.
Heat Transfer Vinyl
The first thing you need to do is apply the transfer mask to your design. Peel the backing from the mask (save this as the mask is reusable). Lay your mask down and lower the design down onto it. I find it best to fold the design in half and work from the center out smoothing it down. Rub the back of the design firmly with a squeegee to eliminate air bubbles. Remove design from carrier by pulling at a 90 degree angle, after you are sure the design is lifting it is best to do this in one swift motion. Place masked design back on liner until ready to heat apply. Using your heat press prepress your shirt for 10 seconds to remove any excess moisture. Press vinyl for 10 seconds at 300°F/149°C using medium pressure. Peel while warm. If you choose to repress be sure to cover the entire design with a teflon sheet.
Regular/Low Heat Screen Print Transfers
Must use a heat press, press on 325 with heavy pressure for 7 seconds and hot peel immediately. With screen print transfers you can use any color shirt or fabric blend. If you are having issues with prints not transferring be sure to check your pressure, heavy pressure is one of the most important factors, if you continue having issues checking your temperature on your heat press is recommended.
Soft/HIgh Heat Screen Print Transfers
Must use a heat press, press on 375 with heavy pressure for 7 seconds and hot peel immediately. With screen print transfers you can use any color shirt or fabric blend. If you are having issues with prints not transferring be sure to check your pressure, heavy pressure is one of the most important factors, if you continue having issues checking your temperature on your heat press is recommended.
Please note the ink on the high heat transfers is more opaque (allowing for the thinner, softer transfers) and the colors on these may not show up as brightly as the regular screen prints. This is not anything done wrong, it's just the nature of the ink used on the soft transfers.
Sublimation Transfer Recommendations:
Garments must be AT LEAST 50% polyester the lower the polyester count the more fading your garment will have with washing. Sublimation requires a light colored garment. You MUST use a heat press, it will not work with an iron. Time and temperature varies by brand and individual garment but you should press at at least 380 degrees for at least 45 seconds up to 400 degrees at 60 seconds if your item looks faded it was not pressed long enough or hot enough. Prepress your garment before using your transfer. Use light to medium pressure.
Before pressing garment, lint roll thoroughly. Place a piece of printer paper or between the two layers of your shirt to prevent ink from going through to the back of the shirt. Also use a piece of typing paper over the top of your transfer to prevent blow out from getting onto your press. Do not reuse these papers as it will cause ink to transfer to other items. Do not use teflon with sublimation transfers. If you add a vinyl monogram it’s fine to use teflon then. Wash and dry as normal.