Sports Bag Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
60-75 seconds
Pressure:
Medium; PSI for Automatic Presses: 40
Prepress:
10 seconds
Substrate:
BAG001, BAG002 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

1. Cover the press with a piece of protective paper.

2. Place the item, imaging side face up, on the piece of 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. Insert a sheet of paper inside the bag to protect from bleeding. Do not let nylon rope or carabiner touch the press as they will melt.

4. Sticky lint roll the bag and pre-heat.

5) Sticky lint roll the bag while warm and then remove from the press and allow cooling.

6. Lightly mist transfer with DyeTrans Adhesive Spray.

7. Place the transfer on the fabric, smooth wrinkles.

8. Cover with protective paper and press.

Small blue or red flecks may appear after pressing. To prevent this apply a sticky lint roller prior to and after pre-heating.

When pressing a small transfer onto fabric you might try placing a Mousepad beneath the surface of the area accepting the transfer – for example if a logo is to be pressed on the pocket of a shirt, place the pad between the two layers of the shirt underneath the pocket area. Cover the mouse pad with protective paper. Too much pressure and time may “imprint” the shape of the mouse pad onto the fabric.

Should you see scorching after transfer, spray a 50%/50% mixture of peroxide/distilled water or Oxyclean solution onto the substrate while it is hot. If it has already cooled, then simply reheat and spray. Rinse and dry with a hair dryer.

All garments will pill if allowed to dry completely in a dryer. To prevent this, it is recommended that you line dry 100% polyester. Should you wish to remove pilling, you can use a retail pill shaver, available where fabrics are sold, or a commercial shaver available at most professional laundry and dry cleaning shops.

Do not use chlorine bleach on any of these fabrics.

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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