How to Make a Firm Pattern on the Clothes Using a Heat Press Machine
From the perspective of fast-paced era, we have to say that the heat transfer machine not only meets the short-term and efficient premise, but also allows craftsmen and even beginners to create a unique DIY product simply and conveniently. However, when you operate the heat transfer machine for the first time, do you have such a question? Is there any good way to avoid mistakes to the greatest extent, so that the finished products we print out after several times of daily cleaning can remain durable and lasting without losing the vivid color? In order to solve this question, today we will discuss how to use a heat press machine to create durable patterns.
1. Choosing a proper material for heat press
Generally speaking, substrates of different materials often have very different pattern effects in the end. The heat press machine mainly transfers bright colors on chemical fiber fabrics. If it is transferred on pure cotton fabrics, the colors will be lighter. This is determined by the degree of absorption of ink to the fabric. Newly processed clothes are recommended to be washed after twenty-four hours. When washing, pay attention to avoiding the patterned parts and do not need to scrub too hard. In addition, it is not recommended soaking the clothes after hot stamping in water for a long time, especially the more acidic water quality will even accelerate the fading of the pattern. For the drying process after washing, the patterns printed by Heat press can resist direct sunlight and will not fade easily under normal conditions.
2. Ironing out the wrinkles of your garment
In order to increase the success rate of thermal transfer, one of the best ways is to iron the clothes in advance. On the one hand, ironing can smooth out the wrinkles on the clothes to a large extent so that the hot-printed patterns are smoother. On the other hand, ironing can remove excess moisture hidden in clothes, and relatively dry clothes are more suitable for subsequent hot stamping. In particular, clothes made of 100% natural cotton have strong water absorption. If ironing is not performed in time before heat transfer, water vapor will remain in the clothes, which will cause the patterns on the clothes to crack after washing.
3. Adjusting corresponding temperature and pressure
The working principle of the Heat press is to sublimate the heat through a heating plate, using a certain pressure, a specific temperature and time, to heat the layer on the transfer paper to the substrate or permeate the substrate. Therefore, temperature and pressure are the key factors to keep your DIY items in their original colors. Taking into account that different materials have different needs, it may be messy in actual operation. Another article of ours provides a detailed description of the temperature and pressure of some common materials on the market. If you need it, you can always feel free to view.
4. Keeping cleaning of heat press in regular
Regular cleaning is the easiest way to keep the heat press working properly. Ink, oil, residue and ordinary dust will block all parts of the machine and hinder the normal operation of the machine. In addition, when your heat press is dirty, you will not only transfer images to your fabric; you will also transfer dust and debris. A heat press machine that looks like a mess on the surface will greatly affect the results of your DIY work and the durability of the later pattern styles. In fact, the cleaning work is very simple. You only need to prepare a clean soft cloth and a basin of clean water. At the same time, try to avoid using corrosive detergents to over-clean. A heat transfer machine that is always kept clean not only makes people look pleasing to the eye, but also maximizes its heat transfer effect.
Owning a high-quality heat press machine is naturally one of the most important factors to guarantee the sophisticated DIY product, but the several factors mentioned in this article are also elements that have to be carefully paid attention to for DIY enthusiasts. The durability of the DIY pattern depends not only on the quality of the materials, but also on your proper maintenance and careful care in the later period.