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Do you Know How to Transfer A Hat by Sublimation Transfer Machine?

Do you know how to transfer a hat by using a sublimation transfer machine? Today we are going to talk about this question.

sublimation transfer machine

Sublimate a hat requires using heat transfer vinyl, which is a particular type of synthetic material used for making prints of hats and other fabrics as well. You need to transfer vinyl onto the cap using a special heat appliance.

Things you will need –

Hat press machine
Heat vinyl
Weeding tool
Cutting tool
Cutting board
The hat

Step 1
The first step is to make a desirable design. You can make the design using a graphic designing software, or download a design from the internet. Be sure to observe the calibrations. The measurements of the design should match with the hat.

Print the design onto a heat transfer vinyl. Alternatively, you can make the design using an electronic cutting machine. It allows you to design and cut according to your pattern.

heat press machineStep 2
Take the cutting board and lay the design on it. Then cut the design using a weeding tool and cut out the vinyl parts that you don’t want appearing on the design. Make sure you mirror the design. As it will be placed on the reverse side on the sublimation transfer machine, make it comes from the right side.

Step 3
Check the heat settings on the cap heat press machine; make sure it’s okay. Place the cap on the heat press and use a handle to secure it. You can stretch the cap to make it fit well on the curved frame of the tool. Place a career sheet onto the design.

Step 4
Now place the final design onto the press machine and position it precisely. Pull down the heated panel onto the cap. The digital display will count down the time.

Step 5
Lift the heat panel when the display shows 00, and peel off the sheet. The hat should have the print fixed onto it properly.

Any questions, please contact us. Thank you for your reading.

Disadvantages and Advantages of Sublimation Transfer Machine

The sublimation transfer machine is a machine that prints by pressure and temperature through two plates. It allows the users to control the pressure, temperature, and duration of the printing process. Today, we are going to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the heat press machine.

sublimation transfer machine

Disadvantages of Using Sublimation Transfer Machine

  •  Print tends to fade away due to continuous washing.
  • The prints cannot be ironed.
  •  Not appropriate for bulk printing.
  • Laying multiple colors feel bulky and heavy on the garments.
  •  Not good at printing dark t-shirts as it only suits bright t-shirts.
  •  Time-consuming for printing large numbers of t-shirts.

Advantages of Sublimation Transfer Machine

sublimation transfer printing

  • Requires minimal technical skills to operate the heat press machine.
  • The machine takes limited space; you can keep it in one corner of the room — no need to arrange a specific space for setting up the machine.
  • Compared to a screen printing machine, this one is less messy. It also ensures zero ink spills on t-shirts as you bring the design to the studio for printing.
  • Heat press machine is able to print high-quality, complex, and images of many colors with decent image resolutions.
  • For small businesses, it’s affordable and cost-friendly. You can use it to print a low quantity of garments.
  • The machine allows you to print on a wide variety of fabrics such as cotton, satin, synthetic, and spandex.
  • You can also print on various materials such as tiles, mugs, mousepads, umbrellas, and more.
  • Works great at pressing photographic materials.
  • Machines are affordable.

Sublistar is a machine manufacturer with over 10 years of experience producing heat transfer machines. The company utilizes the knowledge and experience obtained through years of involvement and puts it into research & development, innovation, and design. Our commitment to continual development, improvement, and consistently high quality gives our customers a competitive edge ensuring continued success. Any questions, please contact us.