Water Bottle Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
3 Minutes
Pressure:
Light
Substrate:
WB600W-CH, WB600S-CH, WB004, WB002, WB003 (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Heat Press Method Instructions

If you are imaging in a mug press, you will need a 1/8" thick green rubber pad to help the water bottle fit snugly in the press.


1. Remove the cap from the top of the bottle. Remove the water bottle lids before sublimating.

2. Apply image to be transferred face down onto the bottle. You may use either DyeTrans Adhesive Spray or heat tape to secure the transfer to the bottle. Just be sure not to let the heat platen or the rubber on the wrap overlay the tape.

3. Cover entire imaging area with protective paper.

4. Wrap the bottle with rubber or dyewrap. Note that the rubber pad is slightly longer than the imaging area of the bottle. This is so you can easily position the bottle in the press in that you have more area to "pinch" the rubber while positioning it in the press.

5) Press at 400, for 3 min and 30 secs , at a Light pressure.

Note from George Knight Presses: We cannot emphasize enough: NO pressing narrow water bottles without the extra rubber pad! You will pinch/overstretch/bend the heater if you try and force-press the water bottle with only one pad in the press (no extra pad).

Shrink Instructions

Instructions for Using an Oven and Sublimation Shrink Wrap

Time: 4-5 Minutes
Temp: 400°

1. Remove all lids or plastic parts.
2. Secure image to substrate using heat tape.
3. Place Sublimation Shrink Wrap around blank, secure with tape if necessary.
4. Use heat gun to form Sublimation Shrink Wrap evenly around blank product.
5. Place in oven for appropriate time and temperature.

**Shrink film may stick to top edge of bottles. To prevent this, wrap the bottle in protective paper before placing in the Sublimation Shrink Wrap.

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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