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FAQs

 

1. Q: What is the purpose of a heat press?

A heat press is the machine that presses a transfer onto an imprintable substrate. Using high temperatures and heavy pressures for a certain amount of time, the transfer is permanently embedded into the product.
Heat presses are recommended for professional and satisfying results simply because standard laminating devices and home hand irons can not get even near the temperatures required for a reliable transfer. Standard transfers require anywhere from 180  to 220 degrees demand serious force in pressing. These temperatures and pressures are simply not possible with other heated devices.

    
2. Q: How to choose the right heat press? 

As with any equipment, there are many factors to take into consideration when choosing a heat press machine. 
The most important thing to look for in a heat press is its ability to provide consistently even temperatures across the platen. This will prevent cold spots from developing and ensure consistent application of heat transfer materials. Proper application temperature is also critical in producing quality garments, making accurate temperature controls an essential feature.
 

 

3. Q: What items can be heat pressed?
The following are some of the far more common items often heat pressed. The list by no means ends here.
T-Shirts, Caps, Ceramic Plates, Ceramic Tiles, Mugs, Mouse Pads, Paper Memo Cubes, Tote Bags, Jigsaw Puzzles, Lettering, Numbers, Rhinestones/Crystals, Wood / Metals Other Misc. Fabrics & Materials

        
4.Q: What is a transfer made up of ? 
A transfer is made up of a carrier paper and inks. When heated to a certain temperature and pressed  with a significant amount of pressure for a certain amount of time, the transfer inks are passed over to  the imprintable material. Some inks are adhered and embedded to the surface of the material, while  others (namely, sublimation) permeate the coating of the material.


5.Q: What are the different uses for a heat press?   

The variety of uses for a heat press include the application of various types of heat applied materials (listed below), curing of Direct to Garment (DTG) printing, smoothing of embroidery after sewing, and dye sublimation. 


6.Q: What will be need if doing heat transfer?  

You will need a heat transfer machine(kinds of heat press for choices, if transfer t-shirt, you will need a flat heat press, if transfer cap, you would need a cap press or our combo press etc.) printer, CISS, ink, transfer paper


7.Q: What kind of printer do I need?

If you transfer ceramic products like mug, you must use sublimation ink, so this moment you have to use Espon Printer.But if you transfer fabrics like t-shirt or bag, you can use HP,Epson, Canon printer.. 


8.Q: What kind of ink do I need?

This depends on the material you want doing heat transfer.

Ceramic products like tile or mug,you have to use sublimation ink,but if like polyester T-shirt,mouse pad,you can use dye or pigment ink. 


9. Q: What kind of paper do I need?

For sublimation there are different papers developed for different substrates.Mouse pad,bags,fabrics are best transferred using our special transfer paper.When transferring items such as ceramics,glass,you can use normal inkjet paper.


10.Q: What can I decorate using a heat press?  

The variety of uses for a heat press include the application of various types of heat applied materials (listed below), curing of Direct to Garment (DTG) printing, smoothing of embroidery after sewing, and dye sublimation.

The list of items (or substrates) that can be imprinted using a heat press or mug heat press is constantly growing. Typically, apparel such as T-shirts, golf shirts, and sweatshirts and pants come to mind when one thinks of heat pressing. But with the ever-evolving heat press industry items like caps, nylon jackets and bags, canvas bags, spandex and neoprene garments, and even coffee mugs can be customized using heat applied material. Below is an extensive list of heat press ideas.


Clothing

 

·          T-Shirts (with and without pockets, full front/back, left chest and sleeves)

·          Hoodies (non-split front, split front and zippered)

·          Sweatshirts & Pants

·          Tank Tops

·          Vests

·          Fleece Garments

·          Performance Wear (compression garments)

·          Swimsuits

·          Swimsuit Cover-Ups

·          Neoprene Jackets

·          Jean Jackets

·          Jeans

·          Correctional Facility Uniforms

·          Underwear

·          Shoes


Promotional Products

 

·         Padfolio/Portfolio (leather, nylon, fabric, zippered)

·         Memo Books

·         Backpacks

·         Umbrellas

·         Wine Koozies

·         Wine Bags

·         Lunch Bags

·         Insulated Bags

·         Brief Cases

·         Laptop Bags

·         Messenger Bags

·         Drawstring Sport Packs

·         Bank Bags

·         Luggage Tags


Miscellaneous

 

·         Ribbons (for hair & Christmas trees)

·         Storage Bins & Boxes

·         Boxing Gloves

·         Baby Blankets

·         Cloth Photo Frames

·         Bandanas

·         Head Bands

·         Wristbands

·         Lamp Shades

·         Slip Covers

·         Tents



Pet Apparel and Accessories

 

·         Pet Coats

·         Pet Rain Coats

·         Pet Shirts

·         Pet Dresses

·         Pet Pajamas

·         Pet Beds

·         Pet Shelters

·         Pet Bandanas

·         Pet Foot Covers (shoes)

·         Dog Back Packs

·         Bags