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Specific Tips

1) 100% Acrylic Fabric - Reduce the temperature to 300 degrees F.

2) 100% Stretch Nylon Fabric - Increase pressure as shown on chart.

3) Since all materials are of a different knit you must adjust the pressure according to the knit of the material.
     LOOSE or OPEN KNIT - Medium Pressure - 35 P.S.I.
     TIGHT or CLOSE KNIT - Heavy Pressure - 50 P.S.I.

General Tips

The following comments are general in nature.

Successful application of a transfer is the result of having the correct TIME, PRESSURE and TEMPERATURE. Generally, when applying a transfer there are minimum requirements for each product which must be met. Please follow these guidelines for a successful print every time.

1) Always pre-heat the garment by lowering the heat platen on to the garment for a couple of seconds. This is necessary since many types of fabric tend to shrink slightly when heat is applied. Pre-heating the garment helps to avoid a 'blurred' effect in the print.

2) Check your heat seal machine temperature regularly using thermo-tape strips.

3) Pre-test transfers on scrap fabric whenever possible.

4) When printing 'mesh' shirts use a teflon slip sheet between the layers of fabric or slide the shirts over and under the base pad, with a teflon sheet taped to the base pad.

5) Reduce pressure when printing light coloured inks on dark coloured fabric to avoid colour being lost into the fabric.

6) In some cases when applying cold peel cap transfers, the transfer tends to lift on the corners. To avoid this rub the transfer or hold it down with a cloth for a few seconds after lifting the platen.

7) Whenever a teflon sheet is placed over a print during application, add 10  degrees or 2 seconds to the otherwise recommended settings.

8) It is a good habit to make a list of the various materials which are commonly used in your cresting department and make a note of the time and pressure required for each.