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I have been trying to use some stock transfers from Pro World without much success. I don't know if I have a press problem or a transfer problem. The edges of the transfer do not seem to stick to the shirts. I am following the directions given by Pro World over the phone: 390 degrees, 10 sec, prepressing shirts for 7 sec twice (gildan ultra cotton) I am using a Sunie (Sekei) 15 X 15 press. I have checked the platen with an IR temp gauge and I don't have any cold spots, though I do have what I think might be hot spots. When the transfer is peeled, some of the ink wants to stay on the paper. I am doing a hot peel, trying to get the paper off as quickly as possible. You can clearly see the outline of the transfers in full color after the sheet comes off. NOt sure how much should stay on the sheet. Sunie says I should try to press a little longer, maybe 15 sec. I tried this and it did not help. Does anyone else have this problem, or am I the only one. I think the stock transfers are great. I am trying to talk to Sunie about the hot spots. Please provide advice.
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First of all Shop Keeper, I love that name. Yes, I had your issue at the beginning too. Your pressure is too low. You need to adjust the Pressure knob.

If you bought a Sunie, it probably came with a small book/manual.

Look inside for adjusting the pressure. Once you get that down you'll be fine.

If not, there's a Proworld Thread here. Go on that thread and post your problem. The Proworld guy will get back to you he seems really nice.

Also, are you putting anything else between the lower platen, t-shirt, Transfer, teflon sheet, and upper platen? If so, try removing that.

The heat press should have a lower rubber mat, leave that there it needs to be in the machine.

Hope this helps. [email protected]
 

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First of all Shop Keeper, I love that name. Yes, I had your issue at the beginning too. Your pressure is too low. You need to adjust the Pressure knob.

If you bought a Sunie, it probably came with a small book/manual.

Look inside for adjusting the pressure. Once you get that down you'll be fine.

If not, there's a Proworld Thread here. Go on that thread and post your problem. The Proworld guy will get back to you he seems really nice.

Also, are you putting anything else between the lower platen, t-shirt, Transfer, teflon sheet, and upper platen? If so, try removing that.

The heat press should have a lower rubber mat, leave that there it needs to be in the machine.

Hope this helps. [email protected]
Thanks for getting back so soon. I have the press set for heavy pressure according to the instructions from PW. I put a piece of paper in and it does not move. The back of the press wants to come up when I push down the handle. How much more pressure should it need?
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Hi Jim, I had similar problems with proworld transfers as well and someone suggested 400 degrees at 10 seconds (hot peel) and that has worked well to this day, so maybe you can give it a try and see if you have any better luck.
 

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Thanks for getting back so soon. I have the press set for heavy pressure according to the instructions from PW. I put a piece of paper in and it does not move. The back of the press wants to come up when I push down the handle. How much more pressure should it need?
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Jim. More is not always better. The lock down should be firm, but comfortable. Also the use of a heat gun to check the heating element is a good investment.
 

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Contact Ed via PM. Also I'm wondering if he meant Tempature Gun to check that the heat plate is continously at the temp you need.

The sympton you described to me sounds like a pressure issue. I had the same issue during my early attempts to heat press transfers.

Does Sunie have a website with support or a forum?
 
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