Vapor Headbands Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
45 seconds
Pressure:
Light
Prepress:
10 seconds
Substrate:
SHB44, SHB88 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Heat Press Method Instructions

1. Cover the bottom press platen with a protective paper sheet to prevent bleed from image.
2. Place the headband, imaging side face up, on the protective paper and lint roll the entire area that will come into contact by the press.
3. Place a piece of protective paper (no wrinkles!) between the layers of the fabric to prevent the image bleeding through to the other side. You also can use Vapor foam for this purpose.
4. Prepress the fabric, let cool.
5. Lightly mist transfer with Adhesive Spray.
6. Place the transfer on the fabric, smooth wrinkles.
7. Cover with protective paper. This paper must cover the entire area of the material that comes into contact with the heat platen.
8. Press with Temp/Time/Pressure settings listed above.
9. Let cool and flip it over and imprint the other side using the same directions as above.


NOTE: ALL sewn items (shirts, flags, tote bags, huggers, etc.) vary in size and shape to a small degree and may not have perfect 90° corners and may not have perfectly straight edges. Please allow for a +/- 1” tolerance.


Vapor Apparel certifies garments with PURE-Tech, MShield, UPX 50+ and Sublimation Certified designations.
>Click here for explanations of the certifications.

Stack Order for Heat Press

  • HEAT PRESS PLATEN
  • PROTECTIVE PAPER
  • TRANSFER
  • SUBSTRATE
  • PROTECTIVE PAPER
  • BOTTOM TABLE

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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