PRESSING INSTRUCTIONS

** A HEAT GUN WILL TELL YOU IF YOUR PRESS IS ACCURATE **

PRESSURE TEST:  https://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/2018/02/heat-press-pressure-test-paper-or.html

Every Heat Press is different, temps and pressure are not always accurate or even so adjusting for your individual press is necessary, we highly recommend a heat gun. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PRESSING ISSUES DUE TO INACCURATE TEMPERATURE OR PRESSURE.

LOW HEAT FORMULA

  • 335 degrees;
  • HEAVY PRESSURE 8-9 PSI.
  • Pre press for 7 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture;
  • Press for 7 seconds; HOT PEEL.
  • No teflon, covers, pillows; you MAY need to make an exception if you have seems that are causing a pressure resistance.

HIGH HEAT FORMULA

** Recommended for 100% Cotton Shirts, if polyester is present thread the shirt or place parchment paper inside to prevent any transferring through the shirt **

These REQUIRE AN ACCURATE PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE, they are a much softer transfer, but are not as user friendly as the low heat formula. YOU MUST USE A HEAT GUN TO TEST THE ACCURACY OF YOUR PRESS PRIOR TO PRESSING.

  • 350 degrees; 
  • IF YOUR USING A BUDGET PRESS (UNDER $600) we recommend increasing your heat by 10-20 degrees.
  • HEAVY PRESSURE 8-9 PSI. 
  • Pre press for 7 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture;
  • Press for 7-12 seconds; HOT PEEL.
  • No teflon, covers, pillows; you MAY need to make an exception AND USE A PRESSING PILLOW if you have problems obtaining a high enough pressure setting.
  • PEEL SLOWLY, IF IT IS STICKING INCREASE YOUR HEAT AND PRESS IT AGAIN UNTIL IT PEELS EASILY. IF THE PRINT IS DULL IT WAS PRESSED TOO HOT, IF IT IS STICKING YOUR HEAT IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH.

1/2 COLOR FORMULA

These REQUIRE AN ACCURATE PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE, they are a much softer transfer, but are not as user friendly as the low heat formula. YOU MUST USE A HEAT GUN TO TEST THE ACCURACY OF YOUR PRESS PRIOR TO PRESSING.

  • 375/385 degrees
  • IF YOUR USING A BUDGET PRESS (UNDER $600) we recommend increasing your heat by 10-20 degrees.
  • HEAVY PRESSURE 8-9 PSI. 
  • Pre press for 7 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture;
  • Press for 7-12 seconds; HOT PEEL.
  • No teflon, covers, pillows; you MAY need to make an exception AND USE A PRESSING PILLOW if you have problems obtaining a high enough pressure setting.
  • PEEL SLOWLY, IF IT IS STICKING INCREASE YOUR HEAT AND PRESS IT AGAIN UNTIL IT PEELS EASILY. IF THE PRINT IS DULL IT WAS PRESSED TOO HOT, IF IT IS STICKING YOUR HEAT IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH.

SUBLIMATION

Please do your research and understand how the process of sublimation works. It requires a polyester material and light colored material. Depending on your shirt material you may need to adjust your heat, some fabrics scorch easier than others.

  • 385-400 degrees;
  • Pre press for 7 seconds;
  • Press for 45-60 seconds.
  • Cover with parchment paper, thread shirt or place parchment paper inside shirt to prevent dye migration.