That is really odd because dark and solid color should transfer more so than lighter and gradient color.Hey everyone. I am new to using IC light so definitely appreciate any advise here. After wasting 30 IC light I still fail to get paper A and B to bond properly. I have read every thread regarding this issue and play around with all variables like different temperature, pressure, duration etc. The weird part is that the polymer didn't transfer properly on dark solid colour.
I have attached a photo of 2 different shirts (please see highlighted areas). So far every time I marry both papers there's always a random patch that's missing and it's always on the darker colour. I didn't bother to transfer any onto the shirts but did 2 anyway as examples.
I am thinking it could be my heat press. I measured the temperature and it's even throughout the whole platen. I thought it could be uneven pressure but I've tried pressing on different part of my heat press and again only the darker/brighter colours were affected (90% of the time). Another possibility is simply a bad batch of papers.
I have been using the oid version of marrying the transfer sheets. I had better result using it than the new version.
1) Set the press temp to 210F
2) Set pressure to low (2 0r 3 in Hotronix)
3) Close the press but not locked while the press is preheating to set point to preheat the bottom platen
4) At set point open the press
5) Lay the transfer on the bottom platen with the A sheet on the bottom
6) Press for 10 seconds
7) Open the press
8) Rotate the transfers 180 degress
9) Press for another 10 seconds
10) Open the press
11) Wait 3 to 4 seconds
12) Peel the top layer diagonally starting from one of the corners with even motion keeping the top layer as close to the bottom platen as it is being peeled
The top layer paper literally will almost jumps off the bottom layer as it peels without any effort.
If you still have issues it could be a bad batch.
Very light and gradient colors including photo must be converted to very high resolution RGB color halftone to prevent dropout.