Image Towel Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
365°F / 185°C
Time:
1 minute 30 seconds
Pressure:
Heavy
Prepress:
20 Seconds
Substrate:
IT-2850W-G, IT-2850W, IT-2850GRN, IT-1628W-G, IT-1318W-G, IT-1318W (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

1. Cover the bottom table of the press with a sheet of protective paper.
2. Lint roll the image area of the substrate.
3. Place substrate face up on bottom table, cover with protective paper, and pre-press for 20 seconds.
4. Secure transfer to the garment using Adhesive Spray.
5. Place substrate face up, with attached transfer face down, on top of protective paper on bottom table.
6. Place a piece of Nomex Felt under the image area to level it up for even contact with the Heat Platen.
7. Top with protective paper and press according to time, temperature, and pressure above.

Application notes: Some towels may have loose material, like lint or other debris, in them that could affect the quality of the transfer. You should vigorously shake each towel in a snapping motion to free this material prior to transfer. A more deliberate additional cleaning technique is to use a sticky lint roller on the imaging side of the towel after shaking.

As these towels are a poly/cotton blend, at times random cotton fibers will penetrate through to the polyester layer. This will present itself as small undyed fibers primarily in areas of high color coverage and saturation. Given the potential for this to occur, you are encouraged to perform a test run before accepting a print job with deep graphic fills.


Notes on grommetted towels:
You must communicate with your Account Manager where you want grommets placed on your towels;
the ‘A’ location is the most popular with our customers and will be our default location if we do not receive instructions on the order.

Stack Order for Heat Press

  • HEAT PRESS PLATEN
  • PROTECTIVE PAPER
  • TRANSFER
  • SUBSTRATE
  • NOMEX FELT PAD
  • 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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