|The border is slightly raised compared to the sublimation area.
Color can be applied beyond the white area of the plaque. The gold
or silver frame does not sublimate so it will not show color
however due to the raised edge when using full color coverage
you may notice slight fading around the edge of the frame.
- sublimatable plaque plate
- sublimation transfer
- teflon or scratch paper
- heat tape
- soft paper towel
Heat press settings:
- temperature - 400 degrees F
- dwell time - 35-45 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
Layer the press from the bottom pad to the top heat platen as
1. teflon sheet or scratch paper
2. 2-3 layers of soft paper towel (this helps distribute the
5. teflon sheet or scratch paper
1. Place the substrate onto the transfer.
2. Tape two ends of the substrate to the transfer using the heat
3. Place the transfer and substrate in the press onto the paper
towel (transfer under substrate)
5. Place the teflon sheet or scratch paper over the transfer and
6. Press the items using the settings listed above.
7. Remove items from the press immediately. Use heat resistant
gloves if necessary - the items will be very hot.
8. Tear the transfer in half opposite of the taped ends.
- If the finished product appears scratched lighten the pressure
- 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).