Ice Pop Hugger Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
385°F / 196.11°C
Time:
60 seconds
Pressure:
Light
Prepress:
10 seconds
Substrate:
HUG14 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

You have two choices:
1. Imprint one side, flip, then the other, this may result in blurring of the first side.
2. Make an image "sandwich" and imprint both sides at once, this is preferable.

Note, use a Sharpie to fill in an stray white areas on the edges.

1. Lint roll all imaging areas of the hugger.
2. Cover the bottom heat press platen with a protective piece of paper.
3. Place the hugger, imaging side face-up, onto the protective sheet of paper.
4. Cover the hugger with a protective sheet of paper and pre-press for 10 seconds.
5. Open the press and lint roll the hugger warm.
6. Remove the hugger from the press and allow to cool.
7. Lightly mist the image transfer with Adhesive Spray.

Note: the image transfer should have a generous bleed area to accommodate the hugger’s expansion during pressing.

8. Place the hugger, imaging side face-up, onto the protective paper.
9. Apply the image facedown onto the face-up hugger.
10. Cover with protective paper and press.

Note: If using a wide format press, try to imprint as many at once as you can, if you only do a few, they may become too flat.

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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