The process of how to make screen heat transfer label i […]
The process of how to make screen heat transfer label is fairly simple and can be an efficient solution for business owners looking to expand their business and gain additional profits. Screen print transfers, also known as plastisol heat transfers, are screen printed images that are printed in reverse on transfer paper, placed face down against a shirt, heated, and peeled off to show a beautiful print.
When printing on paper, you want to have good screen tension. Use approximately an 8th or 16th inch of off-contact so the screen mesh can release ink onto the transfer paper.
At a 70-75 degree squeegee angle, apply medium pressure, flood it using one squeegee stroke, and then let the ink release after printing.
Flash cure the ink from 180-260 degrees Fahrenheit, but do not allow it to get hotter than 280 or the ink may overcure.
Print the final color (for multicolored designs) leaving the ink wet to give the adhesive powder something to stick to. Sprinkle adhesive powder onto the paper in an open bin, cascade the powder over the entire print area, and tap off the excess powder after it has had the chance to stick to the wet ink.
Run it through the dryer making sure that transfer ink gets to 275 degrees Fahrenheit to gel cure. If it gets too hot, the design will not release onto the garment.
When your print transfer is ready to be heat pressed, double-check that the paper does not have any unintentional markings that could transfer on the shirt. If so, cut these out.
Set the heat press to 330 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 10-12 seconds with medium pressure and peel back your transfer sheet to reveal a beautiful print.