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Eliminate Press Marks when Decorating Garments

Eliminate Press Marks when Decorating Garments
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Eliminate Press Marks when Decorating Garments


Eliminate Press Marks when Decorating Garments

Press marks or scorch marks are a common issue for a lot of printers, one that can easily reduce the value of your product. Here are a few ways in which you can eliminate these marks from your printing process by making a few small changes.


1. Reduce the Fusing Temperature

If you are fusing onto a sensitive fabric, reducing the heat you're applying at can make all the difference. UltraColour Heat Transfers are made to apply at a low temperature of 120 degrees, so you can achieve simple or detailed designs without scorching your garment.

Click HERE to learn more about UltraColour Transfers.


2. Heat from Underneath the Garment

Power Platens are designed to heat the garment and transfer from underneath, allowing you to reduce the temperature on the top platen, therefore reducing the chances of scorch marks on the top of the garment.

*Available in 4 different sizes and interchangeable with any Hotronix Press. 

Click HERE to shop Power Platens.


3. Isolate the Print Location

Using a specific lower heat press platen, you can isolate the print area you wish to fuse the transfer to. Reducing any marks from the seams, zips or pockets of the garment and allowing you a much more even pressure for application.

*Available in 15 different sizes and interchangeable with any Hotronix Press. 

Click HERE to shop Interchangeable Lower Platens.


4. Add an Extra Layer of Protection

Grip Flex is a flexible rubber sheet (46x56cm) that is used in place of release paper to create a protective layer when fusing onto a garment with a Hotronix Heat Press.

Protects your garment, prevents the majority of scorch marks from the heat, allows you to fuse onto more delicate fabrics, protects your heat press, prevents dye from the garment from transferring onto your press, and keeps the garment stable.

Click here to shop Gripflex Pad.


5. Check your Pressure

If you've changed your lower platen or are fusing onto a thicker garment than usual, this can affect the pressure of the fuse. Ensure you're pressure is at a medium for heat transfer and HTV application (4-6 on Hotronix Presses) to avoid over pressurising and creating press marks on the garment.

Click here to learn more about Hotronix Heat Presses.


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