ColorLyte Acrylic Sublimation Instructions - 5 x 7

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
2 minutes 10 seconds
Pressure:
Light
Substrate:
ACR313 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

Do NOT mirror or reverse image when printing transfer.

An acrylic pressing pad (sold separately) is required for proper production. You will also need a piece of 1/8" or 1/16" Heat Conductive Green Rubber that is 2" larger than the panel, sold separately. A jig (sold separately) is required to curve the acrylic.

1. Cover the bottom table of the press with a sheet of protective paper.
2. Lay down your pressing pad.
3. Your transfer should be cut to fit exactly. Use Adhesive Spray to attach your transfer to the substrate. Place substrate face up, with attached transfer face down, on top of pressing pad and protective paper, on bottom table.
4. Cover with a sheet of protective paper.
5. Cover it all with a 1/16" green rubber pad and press according to time, temperature, and pressure above. When using 1/8" Green Pad add 1 additional minute press time.
6. Remove the acrylic, bend it slightly with your hands to help it form and place it carefully into the jig, coated side facing down, shiny side up. Do this quickly to avoid warping. Allow to cool completely before removing.

Application notes: One side of the acrylic is glossy and the other is matte. The matte side is the side you imprint. The gloss side has a blue peel coat that needs to be removed prior to pressing.

*When using 1/8" Green Pad add 1 additional minute press time.

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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