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Application Instructions - Stock Transfers

Hot Peel Transfers
Cold Peel Transfers
Ultratrans Puff Transfers
Trans Art Transfers
Ultratrans Transfers
Lumitrans Transfers
Oversized Designs Transfers
Application Instructions - Mug Transfers
Application Instructions - Computer Transfer Papers
Choosing Materials to Print On
Solving Problems with Stock Transfers
Solving Problems with Specialty Transfer Papers
Solving Problems with Mug Transfers
Washing Garments Printed with Transfers
Troubleshooting Your Heat Press

Application Instructions For Hot Peel Transfers (default settings)

  1. Set temperature at 385° Fahrenheit.
  2. Set pressure at medium.
  3. Print 10-12 seconds.
  4. Peel immediately while hot, in one continuous, smooth, rapid motion. In most cases, hot peel transfers should be applied to light (sometimes Dark) colored garments. Return to Top

Application Instructions For Cold Peel Transfers (default settings)
  1. Set temperature at 385° Fahrenheit.
  2. Set pressure at medium.
  3. Print for 12 seconds.
  4. Rub surface with eraser or cloth.
  5. Allow to cool completely/peel cold.
  6. Pull transfer paper from side to side or top to bottom in an even sweeping motion.
  7. In most cases, cold peel transfers should be applied to dark colored garments.Return to Top

Application Instructions For Puff Transfers (TPF,TPY,ULP,ULY)
  1. TPF,TPY prints on light colors.
  2. ULP,ULY prints on all colors.
  3. Set temperature at 385° Fahrenheit.
  4. Pre-press garment; 5-7 seconds.
  5. Set pressure at heavy.
  6. Print 8-10 seconds.
  7. Peel immediately while hot.
  8. Pull transfer paper from side to side or top to bottom in one fast, even sweeping motion.
  9. DO NOT drag transfer paper across garment. Dragging transfer paper may cause balance of print to cool before remaining paper is removed. This will cause holes in the ink deposit on garment.
  10. DO NOT touch or rub before removing transfer paper. This will also produce holes in the ink deposit.  Return to Top

Application Instructions For Trans Art Transfers     (TLP,TLF,WCL,TLY,CL,TLS,TPM,TMY,TLM,SGP)
  1. Press on WHITE or LIGHT color hats or garments only!!
  2. Set temperature at 385° Fahrenheit.
  3. Pre-press garment; 5-7 seconds.
  4. Set pressure at medium.
  5. Press transfers for 8-10 seconds.
  6. Peel immediately while hot, in
  7. one continuous , smooth, rapid motion. Return to Top

Application Instructions For Ultratrans Transfers (UL,UF,ULW)
  1. Prints on all colors.
  2. Place a blank sweatshirt underneath garment being printed.
  3. Pre-press garment; 5-7 seconds.
  4. Set pressure at heavy.
  5. Set temperature at 385° Fahrenheit.
  6. Print 8-10 seconds.
  7. Peel immediately while hot, in one continuous, smooth rapid motion.  Return to Top

Application Instructions For Lumitrans Transfers (LTP,LTJ)
  1. Prints on all colors.
  2. Pre-press garment for 5-7 seconds.
  3. Set pressure at medium.
  4. Set temperature at 375° Fahrenheit.
  5. Print for 6-8 seconds.
  6. Peel immediately while hot ,in one rapid motion.  Return to Top

Application Instructions For Oversize Designs Transfers (TLS)
  1. Place garment sideways on platen with neck band just outside the left edge of the lower platen.
  2. Place transfer on the garment so that the image begins approximately 1" inside the left edge of the platen.
  3. Close machine and press for desired time and temperature.
  4. Open machine and immediately peel paper from left to right stopping approximately 2" before reaching the right edge of the platen. This leaves a strip where the paper remains adhered to the garment.
  5. Move the garment and the transfer to the left being careful to leave the paper adhered to the 2" strip. The garment should come to rest with the adhered portion of the design slightly inside the left edge of the bottom platen and the un-pressed portion of the design totally within the platen area.
  6. Repeat step #3.
  7. Open the machine and immediately peel all of the paper away from the garment.  Return to Top

 


Application Instructions - Mug Transfers

  1. Turn on the power switch. Make sure handle is on the "open" position.
  2. Never close the handle of the press without a mug in it when the power switch is "on". This will cause early heater failure.
  3. Set timer. Approximate beginning setting is 1¾ to 2 minutes.
  4. Set temperature. Approximate beginning setting is 350° Fahrenheit .
  5. Using one small piece of heat seal tape/lettering tape, tape transfer to mug on each side of the transfer.
  6. Wrap mug and transfer with Teflon coated fiberglass cloth.
  7. While exerting a slight rearward pressure on the handle of the mug, close the press handle. This will activate both the timer and the heater.
  8. When the buzzer sounds, open the press and remove the mug.
  9. Using the scrapper and "squeegee" out any air trapped under the transfer. Remove heat tape at this time as well. Use caution, as the mug will be hot. Hold the mug only by its handle.
  10. Repeat steps 6,7 and 8.
  11. Remove the transfer from the mug. Use caution, the mug is extremely hot. 

Application Instructions - Computer Transfer Papers

Application Instructions For Ink/Bubble Jet Transfers

  1. Insert one piece of copy paper into the printer at a time.
  2. Do not stack feed.
  3. The coated matte side is the printing side. The other side has green lines on it & is shiny.
  4. Print in reverse by using the mirror image on your printer.
  5. Print the design using medium or low resolution. Too much ink looks blotchy and causes bleeding.
  6. Cut around the design leaving only a ¼’ border. 
  7. Set heat press at 370° Fahrenheit.
  8. Pre-press garment for 4 seconds to remove wrinkles.
  9. Place the transfer ink side down onto the garment.
  10. Use heavy pressure.
  11. Print for 10 seconds.
  12. Peel cold.
  13. Prints only on white and light colors and 100% cotton or a 50/50% blend.
Application Instructions For Thermal Printer Transfers
  1. Determine the side of the paper your printer images to by making an ‘x’ on a blank sheet of normal printer paper.
  2. Load the thermal transfer paper so that the printer images the blank side.
  3. Mirror the image in your computer software.
  4. Print the design onto the transfer paper.
  5. Set your heat press between 360-385° Fahrenheit.
  6. Machines vary, so see what temperature works best for you.
  7. Pressure should be set around 45 lbs. of pressure.
  8. Print times vary depending on the item type.
 
Item Print Time
T-shirts 6 seconds
Sweatshirts 10 seconds
Mouse Pads 6 seconds
Puzzles 6 seconds
Nylon Jackets 5 seconds
  1. Peel hot immediately.
  2. Thermal transfers are only recommended for white garments.
  3. For an even softer finish on the knit fabrics, stretch the shirt slightly after applying the transfer.
Application Instructions For Color Laser Copier (CLC) Transfers
  1. Determine the side of the paper your printer images to by making an ‘x’ on a blank sheet of normal printer paper.
  2. Load the CLC transfer paper so that the printer images the blank side.
  3. Mirror the image on your copier.
  4. Print the design onto the transfer paper.
  5. Set your heat press between 360-385° Fahrenheit.
  6. Machines vary, so see what temperature works best for you.
  7. Pressure should be set around 45 lbs. of pressure.
  8. Print times vary depending on the item type.
 
Item Print Time
T-Shirts 10 seconds
Sweatshirts 30 seconds
Mouse Pads 10 seconds
Puzzles 15 seconds
Nylon Jackets 6 seconds
  1. Peel hot immediately.
  2. CLC transfers are recommended for white or light colored garments.
  3. For an even softer finish on the knit fabrics, stretch the shirt slightly after applying the transfer.
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Choosing Materials to Print On

Transfers sold by us can be applied to a variety of products including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, mugs, mouse pads, and puzzles. To determine which material you can print on, please take note of the ‘Application’ intructions inside each (FULL) package of transfer. This code indicates the color and/or type of product to which the transfer can be applied.

As a general rule of thumb, virtually all transfers can be applied to t-shirts, sweatshirt, or garments with at least 50% cotton content. The exception to this is transfers specifically made for printing on polyester caps and/or mugs.

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Solving Problems with Stock Transfers
 

PROBLEM REASON SOLUTION
Puff is flat. Too much time printing. Check printing time and reduce.
Transfer ink going through the back of the garment. Too much pressure on your heat press. Check heat press pressure and reduce. Or, place teflon sheet inside shirt.
Opaque transfers not opaque on 50/50 garments. Temperature is too high or pressing time is too long. Reduce temperature and/or reduce application time.
Transfer does not adhere to garment.
  1. Not enough time pressing.
  2. Not enough pressure.
  1. Temperature is too low.
  2. Cold spots on heating platen.
  3. Warped or dirty heating platen.
  4. Defective bottom pad.
  1. Increase pressing time.
  2. Increase pressure if needed.
  3. Increase temperature
  4. Check temperature by using temperature dots
  5. Check with a steel ruler or level. Clean platen with non-abrasive cleaner.
  6. Replace pad.
Puff tears off garment. Shirt wrinkling or popcorn effect. Application time too long. Check time and reduce.
Opaque transfers not opaque on 100% cotton garments. Too much pressure or too much time Check pressure and pressing time and make necessary adjustments.

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Solving Problems with Specialty Transfer Papers

Ink Bleeds on my garment after printing with a ink/bubble jet transfer

  1. If bleeding occurs, the printer is producing too much ink. The t-shirt cannot absorb all the ink, which causes it to bleed
  2. Turn the shirt inside out and wash it in cold water.
  3. If there is still bleeding repeat this process up to 2 more times.
  4. If you still have ink bleeding wash the shirt again but add 1/3 cup of bleach.

Solving Problems with Mug Transfers

The ink is scraping off my mug 

The mug needs to be put in the glazing unit. This process sets the ink into the mug. There are bubbles or wrinkles in the design You need to use the scraper which is provided with your machine. Squeegee out any air trapped under the transfer. This is step 9 in your mug application instructions.

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Washing Garments Printed with Transfers

Washing Garments Printed with Stock Transfers

  1. The garment must be turned in side out.
  2. Wash in cold to lukewarm water.
  3. Do not use any harsh detergents or any type of bleach.
  4. Dyers on normal settings may be used. 
  5. DO NOT IRON.
Washing Garments Printed with Ink/Bubble Jet Transfers
  • Initial Washing (One Time Only)
  1. Use cold water (no vinegar).
  2. Do not use any harsh detergents or any type of bleach.
  3. Set you washer to low water level.
  4. Add 1 cup of white or distilled vinegar.
  5. Turn your garment inside out. 
  6. Set your washer to your normal setting and wash.
  7. Wash once more in cold water.
  8. It is ok to use a dryer just keep it set on a normal to low setting.
  • Subsequent Washings
  1. Use cold water (no vinegar).
  2. Do not use harsh detergents or bleach.
  3. Turn shirt inside out.
  4. Remove promptly from the washer after wash is done.
  5. Place in dryer on normal setting.
Washing Garments Printed with Thermal Printer Transfers
  1. The garment must be turned in side out.
  2. Wash in cold to lukewarm water.
  3. Do not use any harsh detergents or any type of bleach.
  4. Do not use hot water.
  5. Dyers on normal settings may be used.
  6. Printed thermal transfers can be ironed.
Washing Garments Printed with Color Laser Copier Transfers
  1. The garment must be turned in side out.
  2. Wash in cold to lukewarm water.
  3. Do not use any harsh detergents or any type of bleach.
  4. Do not use hot water.
  5. Dyers on normal settings may be used.
  6. Printed thermal transfers can be ironed.
  7. Best results are obtained with Canon CLC equipment.

Troubleshooting Your Heat Press

Troubleshooting Your Heat Press

  • My transfers keep sticking in the same spot.
# You could have a cold spot in your heatplaten.

If you are using a "HIX" machine your heating element is covered by a lifetime warranty and
can be replaced. However, keep in mind it is very rare for heating elements to malfunction on a "HIX" machine. 

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