Vapor Apparel Arm Sleeve

Instruction Details

Temperature:
370°°F / 187.78°C
Time:
35 seconds
Pressure:
Medium to Heavy
Prepress:
5 seconds
Substrate:
CAS1000-X, CAS1000-L, CAS1000-S, CAS1000-YL, CAS1000-YS (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions





If you are doing the the Arm Sleeves Full-Bleed, use two images and make a sandwich, transfer on bottom, then the Sleeve with protective paper inside and the other transfer on top. Be sure to lint roll both sides. You can also tape the sandwich together. Be sure to smooth out all the wrinkles in the Sleeve. Cover with protective paper. This paper must cover the entire area of the material that comes into contact with the heat platen. Press with Temp/Time/Pressure settings listed above. Flip the sandwich over and repeat the press time.

NOTE: The dimensional stability of the fabrics makes it very difficult to obtain exactly straight edges, so it is not easily suitable for full bleed; edge-to-edge printing that utilizes specific graphics. You may try the SubliSocks edge roll technique to blend the transfers from each side and prevent white lines. This involves imprinting one side, then, using a cardboard or foam insert cut to fit, put the item on it and slightly roll all the edges so you can faintly see them as you lay the transfer to imprint the other side.

1. Cover the bottom press platen with a protective paper sheet to prevent bleed from image.
2. Place the sleeve, imaging side face up, on the protective paper 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. You also can use Vapor foam for this purpose.
4. Prepress the fabric, let cool.
5. Lightly mist transfer with DyeTrans Adhesive Spray.
6. Place the transfer on the fabric, smooth wrinkles.
7. Cover with protective paper. This paper must cover the entire area of the material that comes into contact with the heat platen.
8. Press with Temp/Time/Pressure settings listed 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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