Sublimation Aluminum Pet Tag Shield

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1.25"x1.12" Shield Double Sided Aluminum Pet Tag Gloss White  

Supplies needed:
- sublimatable substrate
- sublimation transfer
- Teflon or scratch paper
- prepositional adhesive spray or heat tape
- soft paper towel (recommended)

Heat press settings:
- temperature - 365 degrees F
- dwell time - 2 minutes
- pressure - heavy pressure

Note: The recommended settings above may need adjustments for best results.
Settings will vary depending on the heat press brand and model ink and paper
and atmospheric conditions.

2nd Note: The layers of soft paper towel achieve two goals: 1. it helps to
distribute the pressure evenly throughout the substrate; 2. it helps to trap
ink that is dispersed outside of the edges of the substrate if there is an
overprint area or full bleed in the artwork.

3rd Note: Use repositionable spray if sublimating the 2nd side of the tag.
This will prevent tape marks on the first side.

Layer the press from the bottom pad to the top heat platen as follows:
1. Teflon sheet or scratch paper
2. 2-3 layers of soft paper towel
3. substrate
4. transfer
5. Teflon sheet or scratch paper

1. Attach the substrate with heat tape or repositionable spray.
2. Align the substrate onto the transfer.
3. Place the transfer and substrate in the press onto the paper towel
(transfer on top of substrate).
4. Place the Teflon sheet or scratch paper on top of the heat pad.
5. Press the items using the settings listed above.
6. Remove items from the press immediately. Use heat resistant gloves if
necessary - the items will be very hot.
7. Tear the transfer in half opposite the taped ends.
8. Place product under something heavy to prevent warping.
9. Allow product to cool completely before sublimating second side.
10. Any residue left behind from the adhesive spray can be cleaned off with
lighter fluid or denatured alcohol.

- If the image of the final product appears light increase the pressure or
the dwell time slightly (5-15 seconds).
- If the image on the final product appears blurred or substrate appears
yellowed reduce the dwell time slightly (5-15 seconds).
- When sublimating a double-sided substrate sublimate one side allow to
cool and then sublimate the other side. Use a fresh Teflon or scratch paper
under the substrate to eliminate any degassing of the first image onto the
press or Teflon.