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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 0 J U N E G R A P H I C S P R O 6 9 2. Measure and cut your foam. The foam is reusable, so it is a good idea to have the foam size identified us- ing a permanent marker. 3. Sandwich your foam in between two pieces of parchment paper. It's best to have the parchment paper bigger than the foam. 4. Staple or use tape to secure your foam inside the parchment paper. 5. Lint roll. 6. Insert both the parchment and foam together inside the onesie/ shirt. *Pre-press for 5 – 10 seconds to get out any excess moisture. 7. Use repositionable spray on your transfer, so when lifting up the heat platen, it doesn't move your transfer and cause ghosting. 8. Place your onesie/shirt on your heat press making sure it is centered on the heat press with cover sheets for top and bottom. 9. You are ready to press. It is recommended by most indus- try experts to use a cover sheet on the bottom and top platens before press- ing to protect your heat press. With- out it, the sublimation ink can get on your platens and then possibly trans- fer onto another substrate by getting reactivated again when heated up. METHOD TWO: PARCHMENT PAPER Before we talk about this method, let me mention a common miscon- ception. Parchment paper is not the same as unwaxed butcher paper, and I don't recommend butcher paper for my second pressing technique. Parchment paper is made with a thin silicone coating, which allows for a non-stick cover paper. You can buy sheets of parchment paper on Ama- zon that come in a variety of sizes, up to 18 by 26 inches. Parchment paper is my go-to cover sheet.

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