Lanyard Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
60 seconds
Pressure:
Light
Prepress:
10 seconds
Substrate:
LANMAT55, LA14, LA21, VSC01, LANMAT34, LANMAT11 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Heat Press Method Instructions

You will also need 2 pieces of cardboard or aluminum (serving as lanyard backing material) cut to the size of the bottom heat press platen.

1. Place a sheet of protective paper.
2. Pre-Press the lanyard for 10 seconds, take off the press to cool.
3. Lightly mist the transfer with Adhesive Spray
4. Place a protective sheet of paper on a sheet of lanyard backer.
5. Place the transfer, imaging side face-up, onto protective sheet.
6. Align the lanyard, imaging side facedown, over the transfer and adhere. Note: if you are printing solid backgrounds, then an aggressive image bleed will be required as the lanyard expands when it is being pressed.
7. Place a protective sheet of paper over the lanyard then cover with a sheet of backing material sandwiching the transfer and lanyard material in between the 2 lanyard backers.
8. Holding the 2 sheets of backing material together, flip them so the transfer is now facedown onto the face-up imaging area of the lanyard.
9. Remove the top lanyard backer, place the bottom backer layer (with the transfer and lanyard material on top) onto the rubber heat press platen.
10. Gently remove the bottom backer and press.

Stack Order for Heat Press

  • HEAT PRESS PLATEN
  • PROTECTIVE PAPER
  • TRANSFER
  • SUBSTRATE
  • PROTECTIVE PAPER
  • BOTTOM TABLE

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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