2-Sided X-Large Flag Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
2 minutes
Pressure:
Medium
Prepress:
30 Seconds
Substrate:
FLAG35 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Heat Press Method Instructions

Print one side of flag transfer right-reading. Print the second side in reverse. You will align the 2 transfers, one on top, one on bottom of the flag.

1. Cover the bottom table of the press with a sheet of protective paper.
2. Place first transfer on bottom table, on top of protective paper.
3. Place substrate face up, with second transfer face down, on top of first transfer, on protective paper on bottom table. Align your transfers properly.
6. Press according to time, temperature, and pressure above.

Application notes: Do not use any Teflon on the press.

Dry the prints under the heat press without closing them for about 45
seconds checking occasionally to make sure it doesn't get too hot.

Put blotting paper under and on top of flat flag and pre-press for 30
seconds.

Make a "sandwich" of the flag with the two prints taking care with
alignment.

Secure the sandwich with a stapler on the fly and the staff.

With the blotting paper still on the bottom of the press, Press with medium
to heavy pressure for 2 minutes.

If you have a full bleed color background and want to keep the staff white, trim away the paper or cover the staff with something that will block the
ink (this is tedious and tricky.) If you attempt a full bleed coverage
including the staff, the transfer will not be complete, especially around
the grommets.

Stack Order for Heat Press

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