Unisub Test Kit Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
45-75 seconds
Pressure:
Light
Prepress:
HB Pre-press 15 seconds face down
Substrate:
U5851 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

Look for and remove protective peel coats.

4x4 FRP: Imaging side Face-up, 75 Seconds

4x4 Aluminum: Imaging side Face-down, 45 Seconds

4x4 MDF, Phenolic or Hardboard: Imaging side Face-up, 60 Seconds

1. Cover the press with protective paper.

2. Remove the peel coat film from the tile, if it is present (some have it, some do not).

3. Skip to #4 except pre-press hardboard only for 10-15 seconds. Place a protective sheet of paper on top of the tile and cover with (at least) a 5 lb. weight and allow to cool fully. After cooling, dry any remaining moisture on the hardboard with protective paper.

4. Place the tile face down or up according to above, on the protective sheet. Transfer image should be affixed using heat tape or Adhesive Spray. Ensure the transfer does not buckle around the edges. Also, any portion of heat tape touching the image will inhibit image transfer in that area and will communicate an impression of the tape in that area.

5) Cover the back of the transfer with protective paper.

6. Press and repeat the cooling procedure as in number 3, if hardboard, allow to cool if FRP or aluminum.

It is possible to damage hardboards if one picks at the corner or edge with a fingernail or sharp instrument to try to remove the protective film. We have found the best way to remove the film and minimize the risk of damage is to use the tacky side of a piece of protective film recently removed from a tile. Drag the tacky side of the film along the top surface of the tile starting at the corner and moving towards the center of the tile. If you do not have an extra piece of film handy, you can use the pad of your thumb or forefinger in the same manner to peel back the edge.

Should hardboard warp after transfer and cooling, heat it again with the backside face-down for 20 seconds. Follow the cooling procedure as noted in number (6. above.

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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