Protect paper from
moisture by putting it back in the package when you are finished. Never
store paper on the floor or around an air conditioner.
Moisture in a garment
can also mess up a transfer. Again, keep shirts protected. If you think
you have a moisture problem, put the shirt on the press and pull the heat
press head down to the shirt (you don't have to lock the press), for about
three seconds. This will evaporate moisture. When you lift the heater head,
"brush" off the garment with a clean rag. This removes enough
surface heat to keep your transfer from sticking, as you position it on
Don't just tell your
customers about washing instructions, print them and include them with every
shirt. Put instructions on a piece of paper large enough that they won't
be washed for at least 24 hours, after transferring. Give the image time
to "settle down".
Teflon Sheets can be a real
friend. It is one of those things that is much better to have and not need
it, than it is to need it and not have it. Teflon easily wipes off. A Teflon
sheet on top of your shirt and transfer blocks any build-up of inks or adhesive
(from the transfer edges) from building up on your heater block. A sheet
of Teflon inside your shirt keeps what is called "blow-through"
from being able to happen (This is where loose weave fabrics have a tendency
to allow some of the film to blow through, to the other side of the shirt).
A Teflon pad slips onto the bottom of a heat press, like a mattress cover.
This allows you to easily slide garments on and off your press. It also
blocks excess dye (from colored shirts) and other grunge from building up
on the rubber pad.
Never leave a heat
press turned on and unattended. Yes, they are very safe, but why take a
beauty of starting a heat transfer business is that it can be as simple
or involved as your business dreams and budget allow.
with all of our information, many questions sometimes remain. It is never
a bother to answer questions and it is always a pleasure to make a new friend.
Call us: Roy or Jack at 800-908-9916.
is the end of your basic tour. We conclude it by offering you one of our
sayings, using the three basic building block words we discussed at the
beginning of this section-
plan your work and then persistently work your plan." You will succeed.