When we review responses to this blog, one of the trends we notice is that some of the most widely read posts contain answers to heat printing challenges. Like “how do I clean my platen?” or How to prevent heat press marks on polyester. Heat printing tips and tricks are numerous, and most of them are learned the hard way–through experience. (Watch the video featured in the blog if you do make a removable mistake!) But by knowing certain things, you can avoid ruined garments and make your life a whole lot easier and your business a whole lot more productive. What are my top heat printing tips? Of course there are different tips for different heat print graphics, but the most basic application tips include: 1) read the instructions and set heat press accordingly 2) have the right accessories on hand, such as a cover sheet 3) pre-heat your garment to remove moisture and wrinkles 4) take note of whether you should peel your graphic release material when hot or cold–some graphics need to cool before removing the carrier. Again, these tips just scratch the surface. There are lists of helpful tips on the Stahls’ website, if you click here you can discover many more. I also wanted to take this opportunity to see if anyone out there has a heat printing question they would like answered. Please leave a comment and I will do my best to get you the answer you need right away. Coming soon…more how to tips and videos on printing team jerseys!
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