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How To Heat Press Sublimation TShirts

how to heat press sublimation patch

It is no rocket science that when you have a sublimation patch on your clothes you’re taking pride in your identity that you are wearing it. And definitely you would want it to look very presentable too. That means it would require heat pressing!

But what is the best possible way to heat press sublimation T-shirts?

The best way to heat press sublimation T-shirts

You want to begin with preheating your article/t-shirt of clothing to 325 – 400 degrees relying upon the fabric of clothing type. Then you start to place your custom sublimated patch on the preheated part of the article of clothing.

Next on, you shall set your Heat press at 325 - 400 with medium strain for 15 - 20 seconds. Then proceed to flip the garment over and repeat step 3 on the other side. Now is the time to go forward with the most important step.

Your glue will be hot and liquefied yet it will cool quickly and solidify soon. Be extremely mindful so as to not allow the custom sublimated patch to move around on the article of clothing before the glue solidifies. In the time period that it moves around, the bond attained won't be as secure.

Set your piece of clothing to the side and let it cool down to room temperature.

But what if you need to do this as a DIY task at home? You will need to use an iron rather than a commercial heat press machine.

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How to heat press sublimation T-shirts with an iron?

  • The best way to begin with is to set the iron to "cotton" or "high heat" on the temperature setting.
  • Then you proceed to lay the T-shirt on level ground (on a pressing board) to prevent any creases.
  • Moving on, preheat the article of clothing where the custom embroidered patch will be attached under the potential heat press area. You ought to protect your piece of clothing (T-shirt) by putting an inexpensive fabric, sheet, or pillowcase between the iron and the T-shirt. Then, at that point, press the heated iron firmly down on top of that fabric for 10 seconds.
  • After you have done this, ensure that the patch is exactly fixed on the pre-heated spot. Put the fabric, sheet or pillowcase on top of the embroidered part of the fabric so you don't burn the embroidered threads. Press immovably and firmly on the t-shirt with the iron for 15-20 seconds.
  • If possible, go the extra mile and re do this entire process on the opposite side of the piece of clothing.
  • Make certain to utilize your inexpensive fabric, sheet or pillowcase so you don't burn your the piece of clothing that is the t-shirt with the patch you want to make.
  • This part that we are now proceeding towards is significant: your glue will be hot and liquefied however it will cool quick and solidify soon. Be exceptionally mindful so as to not allow the patch to move around on the t-shirt while the paste solidifies. In the event that it moves around, the bond won't be as secured and fixed.

Now, your job is done. You may put your T-shirt away and let it cool down to room temperature.

Often times when you’re new to a process that is tricky, you might need some extra help just in case there is a first time error. It is also vital to know extra information so you know which precautions you might need to take.

Help and tricks

Know your fabric and what you’re applying to. We suggest that you put sublimation on lighter color shirts. 100% white polyester shirts will consistently give you the most striking outcomes. Remember that sublimation does not include any white inks, so outcomes that are desired will just show on lighter shaded shirts like pastels, light grey, tan, and so forth.

You can't apply the sublimation trick to dull or dark shirts. Also remember that if you wish to achieve a vintage look you can utilize 50% polyester shirts.

Know your heat press

Remember all heat presses are unique and different. At the point when you initially begin using sublimation applications you should get familiar with the best settings for your heat press. You will be able to achieve this through experimentation. We enthusiastically advice that you buy some extra shirts to rehearse on, or just buy some polyester texture from your nearby specialty store.

This way you can rehearse on not significant shirts and track down your best outcomes prior to beginning significant positions.

Material note: shirts with less polyester in them might burn at higher temps.

Experiencing ghost transfer?

Ghosting is the thing that happens when you get a shadow print for your transfer printing and this occurs because of the transfer moving anytime during heating. There are a couple of things you can do to assist with forestalling this: open press gradually to decrease vacuum, utilize heat tape, and strip in a fast even movement while your transfer is hot.

If you do press and wind up with press lines around your transfer you can attempt the following:

Press the lines to attempt to even them out, rub a perfect piece of white copy paper along the lines while hot, and tenderly stretch your shirt while hot.

In case you are encountering this, your press tension might be excessively high. Ease up the tension and attempt once more. You can likewise attempt heat safe froth pads to assist with squeezing lines. You can likewise manage right around your exchange to assist with press lines.

Final Word

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