Heat Press Instructions

How to press your DTF transfers to apparel

HEAT:  300F 

Polyester fabrics need lower heat (285 F) while cotton fabrics need higher heat (300 F). Experiment with your fabric to find the best heat.  Your heater may read one
temperature but may be higher or lower. 

PRESSURE: MEDIUM HEAVY

We use a pressure of 7.

TIME FIRST PRESS:  10 – 15 SECONDS

Polyester fabrics heat up fast while cotton and cotton blends take longer.  Experiment with your tri-blends and cotton blends.  We use cold peel film.  Place transfer with white side down so your design is facing you, then press for allotted time.   Let your fabric/transfer cool after your first press before peeling the film off.

TIME SECOND PRESS:  7 SECONDS

Re-press with either parchment paper (matte finish) or Teflon sheet (shiny finish), on top of your design and fabric, for 7 seconds. 

TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL TRANSFERS

Cold peel film requires you to let the film cool down

If your transfer is not adhering to your fabric, re-press it.  The fabric may not
have gotten hot enough, pressure may be too low or temperature too low.     

We include sample sheets of Camo, the Cool Chameleon, for you to
test your fabric and temperatures first.   

Small design elements need extra care.  There is less adhesive, so you just need to pay close attention to those areas/designs to ensure your design is adhering before peeling the film. We use an eraser to rub across the design to ensure adherence.  Some small elements may not adhere because they did not get any white on the back.       

Be sure you cut off the bleed line on the transfer:  DO NOT PRESS BLEED LINE.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Turn the garments inside out.  Machine wash cold.  No bleach. No softener.  Tumble dry.  Do not iron design area.