Will be happy to offer my life story & how I will be a millionaire with this business AFTER I get through throwing this heat press out the window! I have problems, and hopefully, someone can help me. (ple-e-ase!)
Our church is having a revival. I design T Shirts. I decided to have a table with blank T shirts & customers can pick out design & I will heat press on the spot. The church is letting me use their heat press. (Have never seen one, much less operated one. But, thought, how hard can it be?) In return, I am supposed to put my design on about 30 shirts for our teens to sell during revival.
Here is what I have/using:
T Shirts) White, many diff. brands, got at AdAir
"5.5oz or higher"
Transfer paper) Jet Light (orig. Jet Pro)
Heat Press) Quik Set
Have tried 100 different things. Here is what I am doing:
Press temp) 300 - 350
Time) 15 sec - 30 sec
Pressure) No way to explain. Sometimes soft, sometimes hard.
Here is the problem(s) I am having:
T Shirt and Transfer paper is turning brown
When peel, part of design still on paper
I am on a MAJOR time frame. I am supposed to deliver about 30 shirts to the teens tomorrow, no later than Saturday. Our revival starts Sunday, and hopefully, I can sell a zillion shirts.
Can anyone please help me?
1. I think the temperature might be little too high-- 324 should be good enough.
2. Time should be about 7 seconds.
3. Not familiar with Jet Light brand, but some papers are for 100% cotton and/or 50/50 garment type. Check on the paper info.
4. Maybe the ink that you use is not for heat transfer?
Still in trouble? Call the place that you purchased the papers from and see what they say.
I had trouble once when using vinyl heat transfer... the manufacturer instructed to press it for 30 seconds and my White vinyl turned Pink on Maroon colored Polyester jerseys. It turned out that the time should be for 7 seconds and they still have that inserts on those vinyl rolls. So, beware what came with the packs.
I use 7 seconds for other types transfer paper and they all came out fine.
I recommend getting more practice on using the heat transfer machine before the event
-- Olde Lady