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Introduction

Press times are a play on time and temperature but here are some guidelines I use as a starting point. Start with a lower temp if you are unsure and peel at a 180 across the platen with a snap. If you want to peel slow take it off the platen. If you operate a hover press or a heated bottom platen begin with a lower temp.

Using a finishing sheet on the second press leaves the print matte (parchment), glossy (Teflon), or textured screened feel. (grey silicone finishing sheet). It also resets the ink and glue for better adhesion on synthetics.

Instructions By Material

Cotton, 50/50, some CVC and Tri-blends:

300 degrees for 10 seconds and a 5 second finishing press with parchment, Teflon or the textured silicone finishing sheet. 6 pressure (60psi) or lower. 

Some Tri-Blends and CVC, spun poly, filament poly:

290 degrees for 8 seconds and a 3 second finishing press with 4-5 pressure, or lower.

Polypropylene, neoprene, nylon, water resistant, waterproof, nylon:

265-290 degrees for 8 seconds COLD PEEL and second finishing press for 3 seconds. 1-2 pressure (can press at 265+ and the second press can be important to set the ink)

Things To Consider

It is a play on time and temp with delicate or sythetic textiles. The lower temp helps prevent “boxing” around the print or dye migration. Not all fabrics hot peel with hot peel film. If the film “bites” on the initial pull, cold or warm peel it. As always test your fabrics and make changes to fit your needs.

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