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The Images Are Not Clear At All after Heat Pressing, Why?

   Try to imagine when you print your favorite photo in a t-shirt, but the image is not clear at all. What would you think? You must be disappointed and even want to throw the t-shirt away. Why the images are blurry after heat pressing? How to avoid?

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   As an important and easily missed reason, the filters plays an important role is this problem.If there is something wrong with the filter, the ink will outflows brokenly.When you meet this problem, just take the filter away, and just use the ink tube to connect the ink cartridge and the print heads.

   Other reasons can be the temperature or the pressing time of the heat press machine. If the temperature is too high or you heat pressing for a long time, the images will look blurry in the end.

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   No matter what reasons lead to the blurry images, don’t be angry. Just find the real reason and solve it.

How to Make Sure You Can Heat Press a T-shirt Successfully?

   Using a heat press machine appropriately will help you get a good result in sublimation printing a t-shirt. There are many tips we can use to get a better performance. I’d like to share them with you.

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   1. When heat pressing on a t-shirt, the collar is crucial. If you want to have a beautiful collars, remember the collar should be hanging off the lower platen of the heat press. This action can make sure the pressure and heat are even in the whole process.

   2.Don’t forget to pre-press the shirt. It can let the garment without wrinkles and moisture, and allows the transfer to adhere to the garment better.

   3.Put the transfer paper in the right place. We usually suggest our customers that the transfer placement should be 3 to 4 fingers below the neckline, depending on the shirt style and transfer.

   4.The heat press machine should have different settings for different materials. Remember to adjust your settings if you prepare to heat press different materials.

   5.Remember to use a cover sheet. Try to use a cover sheet to keep clean of the platen when you don’t use it.It will save a lot of time of cleaning.

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   Try to follow these tips, and you will find they are effective.

How to Set the Correct Heat Press Time and Temperature?

   For sublimation printing, the correct heat press time and temperature is very important in heat pressing. But the time and temperature need to be changed when heat pressing on different materials. Then how to set a correct heat press time and temperature for different substrates? We have some tips.

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   For Sublimated (Polyester|) materials
   The Temperature : 270 degrees Fahrenheit
   The time: 10 seconds
   Remember to peel when it is hot

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   For Multi-Purpose type
   The Temperature : 350 degrees Fahrenheit
   The time: 10- 12 seconds

   For stretch fabric like lycra
   The Temperature : 335 degrees Fahrenheit
   The time: 12- 14 seconds
   Remember to peel when it is cold

   If you want to print your design in full color
   The Temperature : 350 degrees Fahrenheit
   The time: 10- 12 seconds
   Remember to peel when it is hot

   For normal t-shirts or sweat shirts
   The Temperature : 365-375 degrees Fahrenheit
   The time: 10- 12 seconds
   Remember to peel when it is hot

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   When trying for a Metal
   The Temperature : 320 degrees Fahrenheit
   The time: 20 seconds
   Remember to peel when it is warm

   If you want to print on such materials, follow our tips will give you a good feedback.