How in the world can I keep this from happening???? It is so aggravating!! I am working on koozies and I hold the paper a pretty good ways away from the mist so this will not happen but it still does.
What we have always used and recommend for the Wilflex Hot-Tak is to take an empty carton and lay it on it's side. Lay the transfer on the bottom, and spray toward the back (actually the bottom of the box when laying down) and let the mist fall on the transfer. You only need a very list mist to make the transfer tacky. Too much spray will present problems.
Allow the transfer to dry for 20 to 30 seconds before pressing. As others have mentioned, it's important to keep the nozzle clean like any rattle can which will help eliminate the spurts and dribbles.
I had the same problems with Pro Spray...it was a pain in the *** to use. I switched to Fast Tack 384 and all the problems disappeared. It doesn't clog, and it never leaves spots, droplets, etc. Sublimation Supplies - Spray Adhesive
I know this is old but thought I'd add another tip since I didn't see it above.
If you are getting spots on the paper, spray the koozie (or fabric) instead of the paper. If you get a blob on the koozie, the fabric will just absorb it and/or you can just dab/rub it with your finger to eliminate the spot/blob.
If you dab/rub the paper, you could smear the image. Plus, it usually doesn't work since the paper won't absorb the spray as much and pretty much stains the paper that transfers over to the substrate.
This was happening to me years ago, so I started spraying the fabric and no more spots.
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could
be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
A forum community dedicated to T-shirt merchants, professionals and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about graphics, commerce, dyes, prints, collections, guides, displays, styles, scales, equipment, accessories, reviews, classifieds, and more!