Print

Forever Subli-dark (No Cut) Glitter Instructions

For Black and Coloured Cotton

Print Settings:

  • Image Mode: mirrored
  • Print Mode: see reverse
  • Image Style: Only for full-tone vector graphics. Not suitable for photographs and light colours
  • Colour Chart: As sublimation systems can vary from each other, we do recommend first print a colour chart to test which colour range works best with your system (printer/ink/press). We do recommend pressing it on a white textile, to avoid any deviation of colours. If you don’t know how to create a colour chart, feel free to use ours at www.forever-ots.com / Support / Downloads / Test Files / Subli-Light (No-Cut) & Subli-Dark (No-Cut) Glitter Color Chart.

Important Notice: 

We recommend doing a Nozzle Check before each use of the printer to guarantee a perfect transfer. Please read the instructions for your printer to see how it works. If nozzles are clogged or not working properly, it leads to unclean, torn edges or incomplete transfers. If nozzles are clogged or you have replaced any ink cartridge, execute a head cleaning.


Transfer Process:

  • Preheat your heat press. Make sure that the metal plate underneath the rubber mat is also hot.
  • Place the textile on your lower plate and pre-press it for 10 seconds.
  • Place the transfer paper immediately after printing it onto the textile. The print-out has to be transferred immediately, as long as it is still wet!
  • Press for 30-45 seconds.
  • Remove the transfer paper. (Never take the T-Shirt off the press before the transfer paper has been peeled off.)
  • For better washability put a sheet of Matt Finish Economy or Glossy Finish with the glossy side face down onto your design and press again for 30 seconds with high pressure.

Settings Heat Press:

Automatic Heat Press

Manual Heat Press

Pressure

2-3 bar / 29-44 PSI

Medium

Temperature

180-190°C / 356-374°F

180-190°C / 356-374°F

Time

30-45 Seconds

30-45 Seconds

Fixing

30 Seconds (high pressure)

30 Seconds (high pressure)


Washing:

  • Up to 30°C (cold wash cycle). Inside out

Drying:

  • Do not tumble dry! Hang dry or line dry recommended

Ironing:

  • When ironing cover the print with baking paper

Attention:

  • You must transfer immediately after printing (the longer the time in between printing and pressing, the less would transfer)
  • You cannot transfer all printable colours. Please make sure that you are creating and selecting your designs with a high ink amount.
  • We recommend printing a test chart with different colours to out which colours are working and which don’t.

Important Notice:

Before starting mass production, we recommend making transfer and washing test with all materials. Important advice for double-sided printing on textiles: T-Shirts for a double-sided print (front side & back side), has to be put over the lower heat plate. In this case, only one side will be treated with heat and you avoid that the applied design from the other side will be pressed out again. If your T-Shirt is yellowing, lay a piece of fleece onto it during the transfer process.


Tips:

  • The rubber on the lower heat press plate should have a surface. If the rubber is too soft then transfer issues will occur.
  • Use the Virtuoso Print Manager and the FOREVER Profile for printing with SAWGRASS SG400/800. All other sublimation printers should be used with the standard settings and standard driver. To install the Virtuoso Print Manager, download the instruction on www.forever-ots.com / Support / Downloads / Printing Instructions / Sublimation Printers / Virtuoso Print Manager Installation.
  • If lines appear in the printouts, then a “Head Cleaning” is required.
  • Ink should be replaced when the “Low Toner” warning message appears.
  • “Head Cleaning” is required after ink cartridges are replaced.
  • To prevent transfer issues, garments/surfaces should be cleaned before pressing the design.
  • If particles are left after transferring to the garment, then reducing the pressure will prevent this.
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