Sublime® Sock Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
370°F / 187.78°C
Time:
50 seconds
Pressure:
Medium
Substrate:
SOCK47, SOCK46, SOCK45, SOCK44, SOCK48 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Heat Press Method Instructions

Sublime® Socks come preloaded with a cardboard jig for production. Do not remove the jig before pressing.

1. Cover the bottom table of the press with a sheet of protective paper.
2. Secure transfer to substrate using Adhesive Spray.
3. Place substrate face up, with attached transfer face down, on top of protective paper on bottom table. You must imprint socks twice. You cannot imprint both sides at the same time.
4. Top with protective paper and press according to time, temperature, and pressure above.

Application notes: Socks decorated with the jig may show a white line on the jig edges. To help with that, it is suggested that when you do the second side, pull the material over the edges a little bit. Grasp the socks along the jig and slightly pull the already sublimated area forward so you can see the line of imprinting all along your jig. Doing the second side should fill the gaps. Experiment until you get the hang of it.

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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