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Sublimato Aluminum Badge Buddy 2.25" x 4.5"

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2 sided aluminum sublimation badge backer for hanging behind your name tag or office badge.  Sublimato brand Badge Buddies are scratch-resistant, fingerprint-free, antireflective and offer an artistic quality surface.

FOR SUBLIMATING ONE SIDE AT A TIME

Supplies needed:
- sublimatable aluminum
- sublimation transfer
- teflon or scratch paper
- heat tape
- soft paper towel (optional but recommended)

Heat press settings:
- temperature - 400 degrees F
- dwell time - 40-45 seconds
- pressure - light to medium

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: For the two-sided ornaments scroll to the bottom for instructions
on sublimating both sides at once.

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 (this helps distribute the pressure evenly)
3. transfer and metal
4. teflon sheet or scratch paper

Steps:
1. Place the metal face down onto the transfer face up.
2. Tape two ends of the Badge Buddy to the transfer using the heat tape.
3. Place the transfer and Badge Buddy in the press onto the paper towel (transfer
face up ornament on top of transfer face down)
4. Place the teflon sheet or scratch paper over the transfer and metal.
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 of the taped ends.
8. Allow Badge Buddy to cool completely before pressing 2nd side.

Tips:
- If the finished product appears scratched lighten the pressure slightly.
- 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 reduce the dwell time
slightly (5-15 seconds).
- If the metal appears to have a scratchy finished after sublimating reduce
the pressure.


FOR SUBLIMATING BOTH SIDES AT ONE TIME

Supplies needed:
- sublimatable aluminum
- sublimation transfer
- teflon or scratch paper
- repositionable adhesive spray
- soft paper towel (optional but recommended)

Heat press settings:
- temperature - 400 degrees F
- dwell time - 1 minute
- pressure - medium

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.

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 (this helps distribute the pressure evenly)
3. transfer and metal
4. teflon sheet or scratch paper

Steps:
1. Fold the transfer lining up the two images
2. Spray the transfer with repositionable spray
3. Place the Badge Buddy onto the transfer
4. Fold the transfer over lining up the image and Badge Buddy
3. Place the transfer and Badge Buddy in the press onto the paper towel.
4. Place the teflon sheet or scratch paper over the transfer and metal.
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. Remove the ornament from the transfer.


Tips:
- If the finished product appears scratched lighten the pressure slightly.
- 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 reduce the dwell time
slightly (5-15 seconds).
- If the metal appears to have a scratchy finished after sublimating reduce
the pressure.