UniRase or ChromaLuxe Hardboard Sheet Stock Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
60+ seconds
Pressure:
Medium
Prepress:
20 seconds
Substrate:
(Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

5X7, 6X6, 2 7/8 X 5 1/4, 3.5 X 5...45 Seconds
8X10...............................60 Seconds
10X10, 11.6 X 11.6..................75 Seconds
9X18, 11X14.........................1 Minute 30 Seconds
16x20..............................1 Minute, 45 Seconds

1. Cover the press with protective paper.
2. Remove the peel coat film from the hardboard, if it is present (some have it, some do not).
3. Place the hardboard face down on the protective sheet and cover with another sheet of paper. If the panel has an easel, you will need a piece of .5" felt, lay this down on the press and lay the panel face up onto the felt, cover with protective paper. Use this felt when pressing also.
4. Prepress for 20 seconds, remove the hardboard from the press, place face-up on a Cool Plate covered with protective paper.
5. Place a protective sheet of paper on top of the hardboard and cover with (at least) a 5 lb. weight and allow to cool fully. After cooling, dry any remaining moisture on the hardboard with an absorbent paper towel.
6. Product presses face-up with image face down and 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.
7. Place the face-up hardboard onto the protective paper on the platen.
8. Cover the back of the transfer with protective paper.
9. Press & repeat the cooling procedure as in number 6.

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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