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Known Problems with Stock Transfers

There are no known problems at this time.

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Choosing Materials to Print On

Transfers sold by Pro World can be applied to a variety of products including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, mouse pads, and puzzles. To determine which material you can print on, please take note of the 'Application' code found below each transfer. This code indicates the color and/or type of product to which the transfer can be applied. As a general rule of thumb, virtually all transfers can be applied to t-shirts, sweatshirt, or other similar types of garments. The exception to this is transfers specifically made for printing on polyester caps and/or mugs. These type of transfers are noted as a 'sublimation' under the Application section located below the transfer.

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Solving Problems with Stock Transfers

Please Note: All garments should be pre-pressed for at least 5 to 7 seconds before printing.

Problem Reason Solution
Puff is flat. Too much time printing. Check printing time and reduce.
Transfer ink going through the back of the garment. Too much pressure on your heat press. Check heat press pressure and reduce. Or, place teflon sheet inside shirt.
Opaque transfers not opaque on 50/50 garments. Temperature is too high or pressing time is too long. Reduce temperature and/or reduce application time.
Transfer does not adhere to garment. 1. Not enough time pressing. 1. Increase pressing time.
  2. Not enough pressure. 2. Increase pressure if needed.
  3. Temperature is too low. 3. Increase temperature.
  4. Cold spots on heating platen. 4. Check temperature using a laser heat gun.
  5. Warped or dirty heating platen. 5. Check with a steel ruler or level. Clean platen with non-abrasive cleaner.
  6. Defective bottom pad. 6. Replace pad.
  7. May be using a teflon pad. 7. Remove pad.
Puff tears off garment. Shirt wrinkling or popcorn effect. Application time too long. Check time and reduce.
Opaque transfers not opaque on 100% cotton garments. Too much pressure or too much time. Check pressure and pressing time and make necessary adjustments.

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Solving Problems with Specialty Transfer Papers

Problem: Ink Bleeds on my garment after printing with a ink/bubble jet transfer
Solution:
  • If bleeding occurs, the printer is producing too much ink. The t-shirt cannot absorb all the ink, which causes it to bleed
  • Turn the shirt inside out and wash it in cold water.
  • If there is still bleeding repeat this process up to 2 more times.
  • If you still have ink bleeding wash the shirt again but add 1/3 cup of bleach.

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Solving Problems with Mug Transfers

Problem: The ink is scraping off my mug
Solution: The mug needs to be put in the glazing unit. This process sets the ink into the mug.

Problem: There are bubbles or wrinkles in the design
Solution:You need to use the scraper which is provided with your machine. Squeegee out any air trapped under the transfer. This is step 9 in your mug application instructions.

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Washing Garments Printed with Transfers

Stock Transfers:
  • The garment must be turned in side out.
  • Wash in cold to lukewarm water.
  • Do not use any harsh detergents or any type of bleach.
  • Dryers on normal settings may be used.
  • DO NOT IRON.
3DT Stock Transfers:
  • The garment must be turned in side out.
  • Wash in cold water on delicate cycle..
  • Do not use any harsh detergents or any type of bleach.
  • Dyers on low settings may be used or hand dry.
  • Do not iron.
  • All 3DT designs are noted in their description line on your invoice.
Ink / Bubble Jet Transfers:
  • Use cold or warm water.
  • Do not use any harsh detergents or any type of bleach.
  • Turn your garment inside out.
  • Set your washer to your normal setting and wash.
  • Place in dryer using normal settings.
Thermal Printer Transfers:
  • The garment must be turned in side out.
  • Wash in cold to lukewarm water.
  • Do not use any harsh detergents or any type of bleach.
  • Do not use hot water.
  • Dyers on normal settings may be used.
  • Printed thermal transfers can be ironed.
Color Laser Copier Transfers:
  • The garment must be turned in side out.
  • Wash in cold to lukewarm water.
  • Do not use any harsh detergents or any type of bleach.
  • Do not use hot water.
  • Dyers on normal settings may be used.
  • Printed thermal transfers can be ironed.
  • Best results are obtained with Canon CLC equipment.

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