Aluminum Sign Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
60 seconds
Pressure:
Light
Substrate:
SUBMET210SS, SUBMET2412SS, U4135, U4144, U4145, U4146, U4147, U4150, U4158, U4340, U4340-PRT, U5591, U5629, U5770 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

1. Place protective paper on the bottom of the press.
2. Remove the plastic peel coating from the metal – this is the imaging side.
3. Adhere the transfer to the metal using adhesive spray or heat tape.
4. Place the substrate, imaging side face-down, transfer face-up, onto the protective paper covering the bottom of the press.
5. Press according to time, temp, and pressure above.
6. Remove the transfer from the metal being sure not to touch the imaging area while hot.

OUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE BASED ON USING A DK20S, DK3110 AND/OR A COUNTER TOP CONVECTION OVEN. TIMES AND TEMPERATURES WILL VARY DEPENDING ON WHICH EQUIPMENT YOU USE.

Heat Press Pressure Cheat Sheet

Level
PSI
Press Dial Level
Average Human Resistance Felt
Contact Pressure
10-15 psi
1 on press dial
Where the platen just makes physical contact with product
Light Pressure
20 psi
2 on press dial
Resistant with one arm pressing down, easy with two arms
Medium Pressure
40-60 psi
3-5 on press dial
Resistant with two arms pressing down, doesn't require usage of shoulders
Heavy Pressure
80 psi
6 and up on dial
Very resistant with two arms pressing down, requires lifting of elbows and shoulders to lock in place

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