Holiday Stockings - Poly Duck Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
390°F / 198.89°C
Time:
50-70 seconds
Pressure:
Light
Prepress:
30 seconds
Substrate:
HS22 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

Some stockings ship inside out. Turn them right side out before imaging.



1. Cover the press with a protective piece of paper.

2. Place the stocking, imaging side face up, on the platen and lint roll the entire area that will come into contact by the press.

3. Place a piece of protective paper between the layers of the fabric (if applicable) to prevent the image bleeding through to the other side.

4. Sticky lint roll the substrate and pre-press for 10 seconds.

5) Sticky lint roll the substrate again while warm and then remove from the press and allow cooling.

6. Place the transfer on the fabric, smooth wrinkles, use heat tape (NOT Adhesive Spray) to adhere to stocking.

8. Cover with protective paper or brown Teflon sheet and press.

The following special procedures are required to ensure consistent imprinting

Small blue or red flecks may appear after pressing. To prevent this apply a sticky lint roller prior to and after pre-heating.

When pressing a small transfer onto fabric you might try placing a Mousepad beneath the surface of the area accepting the transfer – for example if a logo is to be pressed on the pocket of a shirt, place the pad between the two layers of the shirt underneath the pocket area. Cover the mouse pad with protective paper. Too much pressure and time may “imprint” the shape of the mouse pad onto the fabric.

Should you see scorching after transfer, spray a 50%/50% mixture of peroxide/distilled water or Oxyclean solution onto the substrate while it is hot. If it has already cooled, then simply reheat and spray. Rinse and dry with a hair dryer.

All garments will pill if allowed to dry completely in a dryer. To prevent this, it is recommended that you line dry 100% polyester. Should you wish to remove pilling, you can use a retail pill shaver, available where fabrics are sold, or a commercial shaver available at most professional laundry and dry cleaning shops.

Do not use chlorine bleach on any of these fabrics.

Teflon pillows are now available as heat pressing tools when sublimating to fabric. The Teflon pillows are placed inside or under the image area of fabric and help fabric to “meet” heat platen. This procedure minimizes hard edge sometimes resulting from heat platen, and better imaging to bulky areas of fabric. Condé now carries this product in a variety of sizes.

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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