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Listing: Mama Bear Screen Print Transfer (Vintage Ink Formula)
Printed: Plastisol Inks and Heat Transfer Paper
Graphic Design Color(s): Black (Vintage Formula)
Design Size: Adult XL - 12"W
(Size is measured by the widest part of the design. Please note that not all designs are going to be exact squares, some may be taller, some may be shorter. However, all designs will be sized proportionally.)
This listing is for a PHYSICAL SCREEN PRINT TRANSFER. You WILL NOT receive a digital download. You will receive a ready to press screen print transfer.
What are Screen Print Transfers?
A screen print transfer (also known as a plastisol transfer) is an image which has been screen printed onto release paper. Instead of being directly screen printed onto a shirt or other item, the design is printed onto transfer paper, then applied with a heat press using heavy pressure.
These screen print transfers can be applied to 100% cotton, 100% polyester, and cotton/polyester blends on light and dark colored garments.
Screen print transfers must be applied with a heat press. They CANNOT be applied with an iron or any type of EasyPress because these devices do not allow enough even pressure needed to properly adhere the inks to the garment.
Black Ink: recommended temperature 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
White Ink: recommended temperature 355-365 degrees Fahrenheit. If the heat is too high it will burn the color and cause a brownish tent to the transfer.
When applying a high heat screen print transfer, set your heat press temperature between 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit, the timer to 7-8 seconds, and the pressure to heavy. (Please note your heat press should be difficult to open and close, but not impossible to open and close. Screen print transfers require heavy pressure to allow the inks to properly adhere to the garment. If enough pressure is not being used when pressing the screen print transfers, it will cause the inks to lift, crack and/or peel from the garment. The most common mistake made when pressing the screen print transfers is not using enough pressure allowing the inks to properly adhere to the garment.)
Using a fresh adhesive, lint-roll the surface of your garment where you will be applying your design prior to prepressing to remove any lint.
Prepress your garment for 7-8 seconds to remove any wrinkles and moisture.
Place the screen print transfer face down onto the garment. (The ink on the transfer should be facing down touching the garment, not the upper portion of your heat press platform.)
Press your garment at 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit for 7-8 seconds with HEAVY pressure.
Slowly peel off the transfer paper while the ink is still hot. (These screen print transfers are designed to be peeled hot, not cold.)
(Optional: After pressing your transfer and slowly peeling off the transfer paper, we encourage you to reposition your garment on the heat press, lay a piece of parchment paper over the design, and pressing your garment again for another 7-8 seconds with heavy pressure. This will ensure if there are any "cold spots" in your heat press, all areas of the design will get the proper amount of heat exposure and pressure allowing the inks to properly adhere to the garment and will prevent the inks from lifting, cracking and/or peeling.)
We do not recommend using Teflon sheets, butcher paper and/or pillows when initially pressing your transfer, only during the second press.
For more information on the Vintage Ink Screen Print Application Process: Vintage Ink Screen Print Transfer Application Instructions – Berkshire and Way
By purchasing this listing you agree to having some knowledge of the screen print process and how to use a transfer. I have outlined instructions within this listing but assume you understand the application process.
We DO NOT accept any returns or exchanges on screen print transfers. You may email us at email@example.com or send us a direct message with any questions you may have prior to purchasing any of the screen print transfers.