Hi and :welcome:First off Hi! Im new to these forums. benn trolling around looking for answers, answers i cant seem to find.
So here goes.
The company I work for recently bought a Hotronix Heat Transfer Press and I have the task of figuring it out. We do alot of sign graphics and motocross graphics using Gerber Edge Printers. My question is do I need a teflon cover sheet? We dont currently have one. Will it destroy the press if I dont use one?
Here are some great threads on using teflon with vinyl. You'll get a variety of answers and reasons why folks say yes and no.
T-Shirt Forums Search Results
Personally, to me, it's not going to hurt anything and guarentees your press stay squeaky clean. If it's a concern, it's worth getting one.
Also, if something does get on the upper platen, there is a product called E-Z off platen cleaner. That is NOT the EZ Off oven cleaner from the grocery store. This product is for cleaning upper platens.
It might be a good idea to buy some to keep on hand in case of an emergency. It's relatively cheap, about $10, and if there is an accident, like someone forgets to use the teflon and for some reason, something gets on the upper platen, you'll have the stuff around to quickly reverse the mistake and keep production rolling along without skipping a beat.
It has taken folks hours to clean a bad mistake on upper platens.
I dont really want to screw this up and ruin the machine cuz my boss will kill me!
Thanks for your help!
Haha, no doubt!