DTF and Sublimation Transfers

All About DTF and Sublimation Transfers!! :)

 Learn how to apply DTF & Sublimation ready to press heat transfers!

Ready to press Transfers can be purchased at Pipsupply.com

DTF (Direct to Film) transfers are a great way to add full color designs to your garments without the hassle of weeding vinyl. They are ready to press and can be applied to both dark and light fabrics including 100% cotton.

DTF Pressing Instructions:

315 degrees. HEAVY PRESSURE. Press your garment 10 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture before laying down your transfer. Lay your transfer down face up and place a sheet of parchment paper over it. Press for 15 seconds LET your design COOL then peel the film off of your garment. Cover your garment with parchment paper and put back in the press for 10 seconds.

 

Sublimation transfers are a great way to add full color designs to your garments without the hassle of weeding vinyl. They are ready to press and need to be applied to LIGHT COLOR fabrics that have a polyester count of 60% or higher. (THEY CANNOT BE APPLIED TO 100% COTTON). The higher the polyester count the more vibrant your transfer will appear when applied. A sublimation transfer that is applied to a 60% poly count base will look more vintage like and not be as vibrant.

Sublimation Pressing Instructions-

400 degrees. Medium PRESSURE.  Press your garment 10 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture before laying down your transfer. Place your transfer facedown on to your garment (tape sides using heat transfer tape if you would like to prevent the transfer from moving.) Cover with parchment paper. Press for 45 seconds LET your design COOL then peel the film off of your garment. Cover your garment with parchment paper and put back in the press for 10 seconds.

 

We highly recommend using a heat press with both types of transfers. An iron may work with the DTF but use at your own risk. If you do use an iron do not rub it around but just apply pressure in one spot then lift and apply again. We are not responsible for misapplication. If you are new to transfers we recommend testing a small piece. Heat presses may vary in temps and pressure.

Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.

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