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Vapor Mens Solar Performance L/S Sublimation Instructions

50 seconds

380°F (193°C)

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Stacking Order

HEAT PLATEN
PROTECTIVE PAPER
PROTECTIVE PAPER
TRANSFER
SUBSTRATE
VAPOR FOAM
PROTECTIVE PAPER
BOTTOM TABLE

OUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE BASED ON USING A DK20S, DK3110 AND/OR A COUNTER TOP CONVECTION OVEN. TIMES AND TEMPERATURES WILL VARY DEPENDING ON WHICH EQUIPMENT YOU USE.

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Detailed Instructions

Substrate M700BB1, M00BB2, M700BB3, M700BB4, M700BB5, M700BB6, M700BB7, M700BB8, 4917XS, 4917S, 4917M, 4917L, 4917X, 4917X2, 4917X3, 4917X4, 4270XS, 4270S, 4270M, 4270L, 4270X, 4270X2, 4270X3, 4270X4, 4144XS, 4144S, 4144M, 4144L, 4144X, 4144X2, 4144X3, 4144X4, 4081XS, 4081S, 4081M, 4081L, 4081X, 4081X2, 4081X3, 4081X4, 4076XS, 4076S, 4076M, 4076L, 4076X, 4076X2, 4076X3, 4076X4, 4078XS, 4078S, 4078M, 4078L, 4078X, 4078X2, 4078X3, 4078X4, 4064XS, 4064S, 4064M, 4064L, 4064X, 4064X2, 4064X3, 4064X4, 4049XS, 4049S, 4049M, 4049L, 4049X, 4049X2, 4049X3, 4049X4, 4048XS, 4048S, 4048M, 4048L, 4048X, 4048X2, 4048X3, 4048X4, 4007XS, 4007S, 4007M, 4007L, 4007X, 4007X2, 4007X3, 4007X4
Temperature 380°F (193°C)
Time (min:sec) :50
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Additional PROSPRAY-II, Lint Roller
Recommended Paper DyeTrans Multi-Purpose or TexPrint
Heat Press Instructions

Hover transfer under open heat press for 10 seconds to dry excess moisture.

This garment is NOT Sublimation Certified.*

1. Place an appropriate size piece of Vapor Foam on the bottom table of the press.
2. Cover the Vapor Foam with a sheet of protective paper.
3. Secure transfer to the garment using ProSpray.
4. Place garment face up, with attached transfer face down, on top of protective paper on Vapor Foam and bottom table.
5. Place a sheet of protective paper between the layers of the garment to prevent sublimation blow-through.
6. Top with protective paper and press according to time, temperature, and pressure above.

Application notes: Press and paper lines can be an issue when pressing shirts. Click here for a video showing how to feather or "deckle" the edge of the transfer.

*Dark colored shirts are not suitable for sublimation. You can image dark black to a red shirt, but black shirts will just absorb the ink.

Most darker color Vapor Apparel shirts are not “Sublimation Certified” by Vapor for two reasons:

1. The darker garment has a big impact on the color reproduction of sublimated images.

2. Even when printing very dark or black graphics on a royal blue or Mars red shirt for example, the dyes in the shirt that are subject to the heat will release (they sublimate out) and the shirt will show an obvious faded-looking rectangle from the press platen. One can see the dyes on the spent sublimation release paper. There is no solution to this problem with sublimation.

Pressure Cheat Sheet

Contact Level
PSI
Press Dial Level
Average Human Resistance Felt
Contact Pressure
10-15 psi
1 on press dial
where the platen just makes physical contact with product
Light Pressure
20 psi
2 on press dial
resistant with one arm pressing down, easy with two arms
Medium Pressure
40-60 psi
3-5 on press dial
resistant with two arms pressing down, doesnŠ²Š‚ā„¢t require usage of shoulders
Heavy Pressure
80 psi
6 and up on dial
very resistant with two arms pressing down, requires lifting of elbows and shoulders to lock in place
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