ChromaLuxe Tabletop Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
325°F / 162.78°C
Time:
7 minutes, 30 seconds
Pressure:
Light
Substrate:
U4397, U4398, U4399, U4400 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Heat Press Method Instructions

Tabletops are peel coated, be sure to remove it from all edges.

Use a clean cloth and Isopropyl Alcohol to remove all surface dust, film residue and dirt from the entire surface.

Pay special attention to the banded edges of the table to be sure any remaining film residue is removed.

When you print your image, be sure to leave a .5” bleed along all sides.

Be sure that if you trim the paper, you leave enough room to folded over the edge and tape it to the back of the table.

Place your transfer image face up on a large surface and position the tabletop on it and tape the image securely with heat tape.


1. Print the transfer. Line it up and attach it to the tabletop with heat tape.
2. Place protective paper on the press.
3. Place the top and transfer: face up, transfer down, onto the maxi press.
4. Cover with protective paper.
5) Cover with a large piece of fabric, a piece slightly larger than your panel, of poly-poplin.

NOTE: Stay away from coarse thick textured polyesters like our poly Duck/Canvas. If using a very thin wispy fabric like our China Silk, you might need 2 or 3 layers.

6. Press with Temp/Time/Pressure settings listed above.

7. Allow tabletop to cool, if there is any warping or bowing, place protective paper on the press and lay the tabletop face down on it, cover with another protective paper and press again at 325° for 1-2 minutes (80psi). Remove from the press asap and allow to cool.

Clean table edges with a damp Mr. Clean Magic Eraser® to remove any excess paper.

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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