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I've been decorating with vinyl for several years, and decided to use the same software to print on baby onesies and t-shirts.
Tried my new panther press for the first time today. I set the machine to 375 degrees as described by the paper manufacturer.(Jet-Pro Sofstretch).
I'm using a teflon pad on the bottom, and a teflon sheet on the top.
Leaving the shirt in for 30 seconds and removing the paper right away.
The problem I'm having is that the t-shirts seem somewhat scorched....a little yellow. Any chance that this will wash out? Or have I ruined the shirts?
Thanks for your help, Mary
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Mary, you will find out if the yellow disappears during washing, probably not. Does this happen on all style shirts? Are you sure that the heat press temperature is accurate?
Hi, It's just a small 9x12 hobby style press, so I don't know how to check to make sure the heat temperature is accurate. I'm pretty sure that the shirts are toast. I'll wash them anyway, but I don't think there is any hope for them. Just trying to prevent it going forward.
Might be the shirt fabric. Have you tried more than one?
I tried 4 of them. The last one I cut back to 25 seconds, burning is less, but paper was harder to remove.
Sorry, I meant more than one style.
Yes, I tried different brands of shirts. I just talked to sales person from store that sold me the press, and sounds like I'll just have to keep playing with it to find the right time and temp. Thanks anyway.
Hi Mary,

Most probably the temperature is much higher that what it is showing as 375 F

Try to reduce the Temp to 350F
if the yellow is still there then reduce the time to 20 seconds instead of 30 seconds and see the difference.

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