First of all, printing the Image Load the printer so that the blank-coated side of the transfer paper will receive the image. Mostbrands of transfer paper will have a red grid or similar warning on the reverse side of the paper to let you know that that side should not be printed on. Print your image onto the transfer paper, and then setit aside.What's more. Transferring the Image Put the iron on a dry setting so that there is no steam. Again, the heat should be at maximum.
Apply the iron to the image and move it around as though you were ironing. Apply a generous amount of pressure; this is crucial for a proper transfer, including the elimination of air bubbles. Continue moving the iron around, ensuring each part of the image is in contact with the iron for up to 60 seconds.Last but not least. Peeling Off the Paper Set the iron down, but leave it turned on. Allow the transfer paper to cool down for about five minutes or until it reaches room temperature. Then, stretch the garment a little and peel the paper off from one corner. The image should now be applied to the garment. The benefit of sublimation printing is that you can design a complex image on an all-over garment with vibrant colors that will never crack, fade, or peel. It actually becomes the fabric and is lightweight to wear.
Sublimation is a process that uses an image that has been digitally created and then printed onto transfer paper using special inks called sublimation inks. The printed paper is then placed on a synthetic material (polyester) and heated at approximately 400 degrees for approximately 35 seconds. Under heat and pressure, the polyester molecules open and the sublimation dye turns to gas which will then penetrate the surface of the polyester. After the heat is removed, the polyester molecules will close and permanently trap the sublimation dyes or image into the polyester substrate.