YOU MUST USE A COMMERCIAL HEAT PRESS FOR ALL TRANSFERS SOLD IN THIS STORE. 

A CRICUT EASY PRESS OR IRON WILL NOT WORK!

 

Screen Print Transfers:

Single Color (Low Heat Formula)

  • Heat press to 340-365 degrees, depending on your press.
  • We recommend starting with a lower temp and going to a higher temp if needed. Some presses run hot, some have cold spots. We recommend testing your press in multiple areas with a heat gun and practicing with extra transfers to find your "sweet spot."
  • Pre-press the shirt or material for a few seconds before adding the transfer to remove moisture.
  • Lay the transfer down flat with the ink facing the material. 
  • Press with extremely heavy pressure for 7-10 seconds.
  • Peel the transfer paper immediately while the shirt is hot.
  • If the transfer does not stick, put the transfer paper back down, and press for a few more seconds. Transfers not sticking are usually due to uneven heating across the press, not enough pressure, and/or not pressed long enough.
  • If you have any questions, please email us at bkdesignsandblanks@gmail.com and we will try to troubleshoot for you.

 

Full Color (High Heat Formula)

  • Heat press to 350-370 degrees, depending on your press.
  • We recommend starting with a lower temp and going to a higher temp if needed. Some presses run hot, some have cold spots. We recommend testing your press in multiple areas with a heat gun and practicing with extra transfers to find your "sweet spot."
  • Pre-press the shirt or material for a few seconds before adding the transfer to remove moisture.
  • Lay the transfer down flat with the ink facing the material. 
  • Press with extremely heavy pressure for 7 seconds.
  • Peel the transfer paper immediately while the shirt is hot.
  • If the transfer does not stick, put the transfer paper back down, and press for a few more seconds. Transfers not sticking are usually due to uneven heating across the press, not enough pressure, and/or not pressed long enough.
  • If you have any questions, please email us at bkdesignsandblanks@gmail.com and we will try to troubleshoot for you.

Screen print transfers can be pressed onto any shirt material including cotton and polyester.

 

DTF Transfers:

  • Heat your press to 310-325° F depending on your press.
  • We recommend starting with a lower temp and going to a higher temp if needed. Some presses run hot, some have cold spots. We recommend testing your press in multiple areas with a heat gun and practicing with extra transfers to find your "sweet spot."
  • Pre-press the shirt or material for a few seconds before adding the transfer to remove moisture.
  • Lay the transfer down flat with the ink facing the material. 
  • Press with extremely heavy pressure for 20 seconds. 
  • Peel the transfer film off of the shirt when it is completely COLD. 
  • Cover the design with a Teflon sheet. 
  • Press for 10 more seconds.
  • If the transfer does not stick, put the transfer paper back down, and press for a few more seconds. Transfers not sticking are usually due to uneven heating across the press, not enough pressure, and/or not pressed long enough.
  • If you need help with troubleshooting, please reach out via email at bkdesignsandblanks@gmail.com

DTF transfers can be pressed onto any shirt material including cotton and polyester.

 

Sublimation Transfers:

  • Heat your press to 385-400 degrees depending on your press.
  • We recommend starting with a lower temp and going to a higher temp if needed. Some presses run hot, some have cold spots. We recommend testing your press in multiple areas with a heat gun and practicing with extra transfers to find your "sweet spot."
  • Pre-press the shirt or material for a few seconds before adding the transfer to remove moisture.
  • Insert a piece of Teflon paper inside of the shirt/item to separate the layers to avoid ink bleed.
  • Lay the transfer down flat with the ink facing the material. 
  • Cover the transfer with a piece of Teflon paper to avoid ink bleed.
  • Press with light to medium pressure for 50-60 seconds.
  • If you need help with troubleshooting, please reach out via email at bkdesignsandblanks@gmail.com

Sublimation transfers must be pressed onto items with as much polyester content as possible. The higher the polyester content, the more vivid the image will press. We recommend using at least 50% polyester fabrics, and even fabrics as low as 50% will have a faded, vintage look.

 

BK Designs & Blanks, LLC is not responsible for operator or machine error when applying screen print, DTF, or sublimation transfers. We recommend purchasing extra of each transfer and practicing with your machinery, temperatures, pressure, and times before attempting your final product.

 

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