Sublimation Tips and Tricks
For T-shirts- Press at 385-400 degrees for 45-60 seconds with medium pressure. Every heat press is different so I recommend getting the “Test” sheet which gives you multiple “test” designs so you can play with different heat settings and record what works best for YOU. For apparel use a 50% or higher poly count and a light colored shirt for best results. **
- You will want to place a piece of butcher paper or copy paper inside the shirt, under the shirt and on top of the shirt… in addition to your teflon sheet on top before pressing. This prevents dyes from bleeding through to the back of the shirt or getting on your heat press.
- do NOT move the transfer after it has been heat pressed, take it off the shirt in one swoop, dont let it move or you will get something called “Ghosting”
- Some people like to use heat transfer tape, others use repositionable sticky spray… do you research! I personally use transfer tape until it's on the heat press, then I carefully take the tape off so that after its pressed I can remove it easily without any tugging (Avoiding ghosting). If you use the adhesive spray, make sure you are using one meant for sublimation and remember to spray LIGHT. Any blotches from the spray can WILL show up when pressed so again, I urge you to do your research
- RIP THE EDGES OF THE PAPER PRIOR TO PRESSING… Rip it by hand, don’t cut… it makes the edges smoother and will not leave lines in the fabric from the hard edge of the paper.