Sublimation Apron 28" x 31 1/2" White
Regular price $9.50
28" x 31 1/2" White Sublimatable Apron
Create patterns to match your kitchen, lovely housewarming gifts, or fun decorations.
The extra steps involving the FOAMKIT and the instructions below are designed
to eliminate the potential for transfer lines and/or press lines on the
garment. Although these instructions are created to help improve the quality
of the sublimated product small adjustments may be needed for best results.
See instructions below.
- sublimatable substrate (apron)
- sublimation transfer
- clean teflon and/or scratch paper
- repositionable adhesive spray
- heat-resistant foam
- lint roller
Heat press settings:
- temperature - 390 degrees F
- dwell time - 45-55 seconds
- pressure - light
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 maximum size of the artwork should allow no less than a 2 inch
margin from the edge of the art to the edge of the paper. This allows the
heat-resistant foam to be created larger than the artwork and smaller than the
3rd Note: Cut a piece of heat-resistant foam from the FOAMKIT that is
slightly larger than the artwork but smaller than the transfer. Bevel the
edges to a 45 degrees angle with a scissors. This helps to achieve a "soft
Layer the press from the bottom pad to the top heat platen as follows:
1. teflon sheet or scratch paper
2. heat-resistant foam (cut to appropriate size)
5. teflon sheet or scratch paper
1. Adjust the pressure of the press before sublimating the substrates. The
foam should compress no more than 1/3 its original size. The heat platen
should not be touching the bottom pad.
2. Spray the transfer with a light coat of repositionable adhesive spray.
3. Place the heat-resistant foam bevel side up centered onto the heat
4. Position the substrate onto the foam and remove wrinkles.
5. Use a lint roller to remove debris from the substrate.
6. Place scratch paper or clean teflon over the substrate and let the heat
platen rest on the layers for 5 seconds to remove any fine wrinkles if
necessary Do not press the substrate.
7. Position the transfer onto the substrate.
8. Place the scratch paper or clean teflon over the transfer.
9. Press the substrate using the appropriate heat dwell and pressure
10. After the dwell time is complete lift the heat press carefully remove
teflon or scratch paper and gently roll the transfer from the substrate. Use
heat resistant gloves if necessary - the items will be very hot.
- If the image of the final product appears light increase the pressure
slightly or increase the dwell time slightly (5-10 seconds).
- If there appears to be transfer lines on the garment from the paper or the
press reduce the pressure.
- When sublimating two sides sublimate one side at a time use a clean
teflon or scratch paper under the garment (on top of the foam) as well as on
top of all the materials (slight degassing can occur when sublimation dyes are
reheated and may transfer onto unwanted areas such as the foam or the press).