ChromaBlast for Cotton

Instruction Details

Temperature:
350-400°F / 176.67°C
Time:
Pressure:
Light
Substrate:
35601, 35602, 35604 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Heat Press Method Instructions

Sawgrass Technologies ChromaBlast IMPRINTING INSTRUCTIONS

Recommended Applications:
White or light colored fabrics in 100% cotton.

PRINTING
Print using the supplied ChromaBlast Driver program only. The print side of ChromaBlast media is opposite the ChromaBlast logo.

§ For the Epson C88 and R1800, place print side face up in the printer tray.

§ For the Epson 4800, place print side face down in the printer tray.

Mirror Image: Check this box in the ChromaBlast Driver to ensure the image prints in reverse and that text appears correctly when image is transferred. If your image is already reversed in your graphic program, leave this box unchecked.

TRANSFERRING THE IMAGE USING A COMMERCIAL HEAT PRESS

1.If desired, you may trim the non-printed area before transferring, leaving .25 in. margin around the printed area.

2.Place garment on the heat press. Cover with ChromaBlast paper with image face down.

3.Press image according to proper pressure, heat, and time settings.

4.Peel the paper off the shirt while the shirt is still hot using an even motion.

5.Stretch the image area while the shirt is hot from both left to right and top to bottom to reduce the hand.

HEAT PRESS SETTINGS
§ Pressure: Heavy. If using a pneumatic press, set the pressure to 60 psi.
§ Temperature and Time: 350°F (176°C) for 45-60 seconds

Due to variations in cotton garments and in heat presses, time and temperature can be adjusted for preferred performance up to 400°F for 25 seconds. Some scorching may occur, but will wash out.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store ChromaBlast media in a cool, dry area within the provided plastic storage bag. Do not remove from carton until ready to use.

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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