PRESSING INSTRUCTIONS

For use with a heat press ONLY. Easy Presses and irons are not recommended. 

*Please note these are just starting suggestions. Each heat press is different and may require slightly higher or lower temps and times. 

SCREENPRINT TRANSFERS
Original Heat Pressing Temperature: 325-350*F (100% cotton garments may require higher temp)
High Heat Pressing Temperature: 355-375*F
Pressure: 60 psi/8-9
Press: 7-10 seconds
Peel: Hot/Immediately
Material: Cotton or Cotton/Polyester blend

*Do not use additional Teflon sheets*

  • Screenprint transfers require very high pressure to adhere correctly. If you think your pressure is high enough, make it higher! It is also recommended to check the heat plate of your press with an infrared thermometer, to ensure accuracy of temperature across the whole plate.
  • Cotton garments require a slightly higher pressing temperature than polyester blend garments. Any colored ink besides black or white may require a higher pressing temperature.
  • Start by pre-pressing your garment for 5-7 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture. Make sure there are no seams in the way, which can affect the transfer.
  • Lay your transfer ink side down on your garment.
  • Press for the recommended time and temp for the formula screenprint you are using (original or high heat).
  • All of our screenprint transfers are hot peel. Open press and, starting at one corner, slowly peel back the transfer backing paper. If any portion looks like it is not adhering, lay the paper back down and press again for 3-5 seconds. You may need to rotate your garment on your press if you have cool spots.
  • There should be no resistance when removing the backing paper if properly adhered. You should be able to see the fibers of the shirt through the ink. If you notice a slightly shiny outline around your transfer, replace the backing paper, increase your temperature by 5*F and press again.
  • Allow the garment to "cure" for 24 hours.

PUFFY INK TRANSFERS

  • Press at 350°F for 9 seconds, hot peel. Too low heat and they won’t puff well, too high temp and they won’t stick. If you have never used puff prints before, I highly suggest ordering an extra to cut up and use for test presses.
  • You have to use a clamp heat press. Cricut Easy Presses will not work with these.
  • These cannot go in the dryer. They do best laundered inside out on cold/cool. Again, do not put them in the dryer. For those of you who sell, please make sure your customers know this. The ink also doesn’t stretch well. It will crack if stretched too far.
***No refunds will be given for any puff transfers that do not work due to incorrect press settings (I test press everything before I send it out).
DIRECT TO FILM (DTF) TRANSFERS
  • DTF Transfers press between 310*-320* F.
  • Start by pre-pressing your garment for 5-7 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture. Make sure there are no seams in the way, which can affect the transfer.
  • Lay your transfer ink side down on your garment.
  • Press for 7 seconds.
  • Allow your DTF transfer to cool for 8-10 seconds. Starting at one corner, slowly peel back the transfer backing film. If any portion looks like it is not adhering, lay the film back down and press again for 3-5 seconds. You may need to rotate your garment on your press if you have cool spots.
  • Cover your design with a Teflon sheet or parchment paper and press again for 5 seconds. Remove Teflon or parchment immediately.
  • There should be no resistance when removing the backing film if properly adhered. You should be able to see the fibers of the shirt through the ink.
  • Allow the garment to "cure" for 24 hours.

How can I tell if a transfer is Original Heat or High Heat?
~~We only produce our full color transfers as High Heat, unless otherwise stated on the individual listing. This is indicated both in the title and the description of the listing. You can tell these transfers apart from Original Heat because the back of the transfer (before pressing) feels smooth to the touch, not gritty like sandpaper. The gritty feeling is indicative of Original Heat transfers. Our single- and two-color transfers are all Original Heat unless otherwise stated.

Laundering recommendations for garments with screenprint, puff or DTF transfers
~~Machine wash inside out on cold or cool water. Do not use fabric softener. Fabric softener can cause ink to release. Lay flat to dry.

 

 

Pressing Instructions for Chenille Letters

Pressing Instructions for a Heat Press: (Recommended)
1. Set heat press to 285*F.
2. Pre-press garment for 4-5 seconds.
3. Position letters and cover with parchment paper.
4. Press with med/hi pressure for 15-20 seconds. Let cool for 30-60 seconds.
5. Turn garment inside out, cover section where letters are with parchment and repeat step 4.
If letters have not fully adhered everywhere, repeat steps 3-5.
Pressing Instructions for a Cricut Easy Press:
1. Set press to 285* F.
2. Pre-press garment for 4-5 seconds.
3. Position letters and cover with parchment paper.
4. Press down on letters, but do not move the press around. Depending on the number of letters used, you may need to do this in "sections."
5. Press for 20 seconds, then move to the next section of letters if necessary. Repeat until all letters have been pressed. Let cool for 30-60 seconds.
6. Turn garment inside out, cover section where letters are with parchment and repeat steps 4-5.