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Step-by-Step Heat Emblem Application Instructions Following your supplier's recommendations, dial in the correct settings for time, tempera- ture, and pressure on your heat press. Make sure your press has reached the recommended temper- ature before starting. Load your garment onto the platen and pre- heat for three seconds. Place the emblem in the desired location. To speed up production, you may choose to use a laser alignment system that shows exactly where to place the emblem every time. To ensure that the patch does not move when the platen comes down, you can secure it with one or two pieces of thermal tape. Depending on the type of patch, you may want to use a pad or pillow on top of the emblem. If you don't use a pillow or a pad, always use a silicone cover sheet or kraft paper on top. This protects your platen from excess adhesive, damage from zippers and buttons, and prevents the emblem from getting damaged from the heat. 25 S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 1 Bring the top heated platen down and lock it. If you have an automated press, it will pop up at the prescribed time, other- wise, you will need to manually lift the platen after the appropriate dwell time. Remove the garment from the platen and allow sufficient time to cool before testing the bond. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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