Printwear

Recognized Supplier Guide ‘18

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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68 || P RI N T W E A R O C T O B E R 2 01 8 your pressure until you get to a point where you get a good transfer, but no transfer lines. You also should consider your te mperature and ti me. We all typically start at 400 degrees F for 60 seconds, but ideally, we want to transfer with as little heat and ti me as we can to get a good transfer. Try light pres- sure, at 385 degrees F for 35 seconds. You might be surprised at the results fro m this minor change. Left: Properly securing the transfer helps eli minate ghosting. Right: The si mplest way of overco ming lines is to make the paper larger than the heat press platen as most lines are caused by the thickness of the transfer paper getting i mplanted into the melted polyester. ELI MI N ATE G H O S TI N G HOW TO Above: Subli mation creates s mooth, long-lasting designs on 1 0 0 percent polyester gar ments. Take precautions to ensure they turn out a wlessly. Left: For soft goods, make sure to use a speci cally designed spray tack adhesive or a tacky subli mation transfer paper to avoid shifting.

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