How do you apply heat press transfers to T-shirts?


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Applying heat press transfers to T-shirts involves preheating the press, laying the T-shirt on the pressing plate, covering the fabric with heat transfer paper and closing the press. The required supplies for this five-minute procedure are a heat press machine, a T-shirt and a design printed on heat transfer paper.

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  1. Preheat the press

    Plug in the press, flip the power switch, and set it to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Press the blank shirt

    Open the preheated press, and place the T-shirt inside. Close the press, and process the shirt for five seconds. This removes residual moisture from the garment.

  3. Place the heat transfer paper on the shirt

    Open the press, and place the transfer paper on the shirt with the printed side against the fabric.

  4. Transfer the design

    Close the press, and set its pressure level to the highest level. Press the shirt for 15 seconds, and then open the press. Lift the shirt out of the hot press, and set it on a flat surface.

  5. Remove the heat transfer paper

    Carefully peel the transfer paper away from the shirt. If you want the design to have a satin finish, remove the paper while it is still hot. If you prefer a glossy finish, do not remove the paper until it returns to room temperature.

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