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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

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

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

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

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

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

Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, and similar fabrics

Matte

320° F

15 seconds

Warm

3.2 mils/80 microns

Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, and similar fabrics

Gloss

320° F

15 seconds

Warm

3.2 mils/80 microns

Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, and similar fabrics

Matte

320° F

15 seconds

Warm

3.2 mils/80 microns

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

Solvent/Eco-solvent and Latex Printers

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Poly/Cotton, Polyester/Acrylic, Nylon, and similar fabrics

Matte

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

Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Lycra, Wool, Linen

Flock

320° F

15 seconds

Cold

17 mils/425 microns

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

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

Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, and Similar Fabrics

Reflective

320° F

15 seconds

Cold

5.8 mils/145 microns

Solvent/Eco-solvent Printers

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, and Blended Fabrics

Semi-matte

285°-295° F

10 seconds

Cold

5.2 mils/130 microns

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

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

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