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Product Printer Applies to Finish Temp Time Peel Thickness Transfer Mask
Solvent/Eco-solvent, UV, and Latex Printers
Pre-shrunk cotton*, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric blends, Wool, Linen *If using 100% cotton, if the fabric shrinks, the design will wrinkle.
Semi-gloss to full gloss
275° F
15 seconds
UV Printers – 20 seconds
Warm, almost hot
2.8 mils/70 microns
Paper Liner: DTM-855 
Clear Liner:
KTM-500
Solvent/Eco-solvent, UV, and Latex Printers
Pre-shrunk cotton*, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric blends, Wool, Linen *If using 100% cotton, please be advised if the fabric shrinks, the design will wrinkle.
Satin matte
275° F
15 seconds
UV Printers
 – 20 seconds
Warm, almost hot
2.8 mils/70 microns
Paper Liner: DTM-855 
Clear Liner:
KTM-500
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Pre-shrunk cotton*, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric blends, Wool, Linen *If using 100% cotton, please be advised if the fabric shrinks, the design will wrinkle.
Semi-gloss to full gloss
275° F
15 seconds
Warm, almost hot
2.8 mils/70 microns
DTM-855
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Pre-shrunk cotton*, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric blends, Spandex, Lycra, Wool, Linen *If using 100% cotton, please be advised if the fabric shrinks, the design will wrinkle.
Metallic glitter
300° F
15 seconds
Warm, not hot. Repress with Teflon for 5 seconds
5.6 mils/140 microns
HFIX-FLCK
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Leather, vinyl, and other low temperature fabrics
Semi-gloss
170°-200° F
10-15 seconds
Warm, cover with transfer tissue or Teflon sheet and re-press for 10 seconds
2.6 mils/65 microns
Paper Liner: DTM-855 
Clear Liner:
KTM-500
Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Blended Fabrics, Lycra
Matte
330° F
20 seconds
Warm, cover with Teflon and re-press for 10 seconds
3.2 mils/80 microns
HFIX-FLCK. Squeegee firmly. Turn over and remove adhesive liner while keeping the print flat.
Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Uncoated Nylon, Cotton/Polyester, Polyester/Acrylic
Semi-matte
270° F
5 seconds
Cold
5-6 mils/140 microns
TM-854
Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, and similar fabrics
Matte
320° F
15 seconds
Warm
3.2 mils/80 microns
KTM-500
Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, and similar fabrics
Gloss
320° F
15 seconds
Warm
3.2 mils/80 microns
KTM-500
Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, and similar fabrics
Matte
320° F
15 seconds
Warm
3.2 mils/80 microns
KTM-500
Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers
Nylon and similar fabrics
Semi-matte
305°-310° F
3-4 seconds
Warm, then repress for 10-15 seconds
4 mils/100 microns
TM-850 or HFIX-LOW
Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Poly/Cotton, Polyester/Acrylic, Nylon, and similar fabrics
Matte
270° F or 300° F depending on garment – see product page for instructions
Prepress garment for 5 seconds then press with design for 5 seconds
Warm, cover with siliconized sheet and repress for 10 seconds
4 mils/100 microns
KTM-500
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Lycra, Wool, Linen
Flock
320° F
15 seconds
Cold
17 mils/425 microns
HFIX-FLCK and HFIX-SIL This requires a different masking process, see Tech PDF
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends
Matte
320°-330° F
15 seconds
Cool
3 mils/75 microns
Not necessary
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends
Gloss
320°-330° F
15 seconds
Warm, repress for 2 seconds
3 mils/75 microns
Not necessary
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Ceramic, glass, wood, and other non-porous surfaces
Clear or opaque
Applied using water, please see product page for more info
Please see product page for application info
Please see product page for application info
2.8 mils/70 microns
Not necessary
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Blended Fabrics, Wool, Linen
Glitter twill
305° F
10 seconds
Warm or cold
8.6 mils/215 microns
HFIX-FLCK
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, and Similar Fabrics
Reflective
320° F
15 seconds
Cold
5.8 mils/145 microns
TM-854 or KTM-500
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, and Blended Fabrics
Semi-matte
285°-295° F
10 seconds
Cold
5.2 mils/130 microns
KTM-500
Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Wool, Linen
Glitter
330°-335° F
15 seconds
Warm, use Teflon and re-press for 2 seconds

Regular Colors:
10.4-12 mils/260-300 microns
Neon Colors:
14.8-16.8 mils/470-320 microns

For Solvent Printing– HFIX-FLCK to transfer image to garment. 
Sublimation– Do not use mask. Use solid designs and press with Teflon sheet.

Sublimation
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Spandex, Lycra, Wool, Linen
Flock
320° F
15 seconds
Cold
17 mils/425 microns
Not necessary
Desktop Inkjet Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends
Matte
375° F
25 seconds
Transfer Sheet when cooled –Do not re-press
Do NOT use a transfer mask. Cover with Teflon or Transfer Tissue
Desktop Inkjet Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends
Matte
350° F
20 seconds

COOL – Do not re-press!

Not necessary
Laser Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Satin
Matte
375° F
Prepress garment 5-10 seconds. Removing backing, place on fabric image face down. Top with Silicone sheet and press for 25 seconds.
Wait 4-8 seconds, peel backing paper off. To soften image, gently tug all sides of image
Not necessary
Laser Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Satin, Polyester Knits, Polyester Mesh, Poly/Foam, & Cotton Caps
Matte
330°- 340° F
Pre-press fabric for 5-10 seconds. Place paper on fabric with image face down & press for 25-30 seconds.
HOT, do not let cool. Cover with Siliconized Release Sheet & repress for 30 seconds
Not necessary
Laser Printers
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Satin
Matte
350° F
Prepress fabric for 5 seconds. Remove backing material, place on fabric image face up. Top with Silicone Sheet & press for 30 seconds.
Cool
Not necessary
Sublimation
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends
Flock
Application varies by garment- please see product page
Application varies by garment- please see product page
Not necessary
25 mils/640 microns
Not necessary
Sublimation
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Cotton/Polyester Blends
Matte
311° F
15 seconds
Warm
8.67 mils/220 microns
If needed, use SubliMask or silicone-based mask such as HFIX-SIL
Sublimation
Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Rayon
Matte, clear, and glitter
Application varies by garment- please see product page
Application varies by garment- please see product page
Warm
140-160 microns
If needed, use SubliMask or silicone-based mask such as HFIX-SIL

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