Pressing Instructions


Every Heat Press will vary from the heating element placements within the platen, how many heating elements it has. Digital Read Out on your machine can vary up to a 30 Degree Difference because of this We suggest purchasing a heat temp gun to check for the accuracy of your plate before pressing. 

Suggested Guidelines Based Off Of A Stahls Hotronix Press 

Solid One Color Transfers: 

  • Preheat your press between 325-335 Degrees
  • Set your pressure to Medium or 5-7 PSI
  • Once your platen heats up to 325-335 degrees prepress your item for 7-10 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture. 
  • Place your transfer face down where the design is touching the fibers of the fabric
  • Make sure your item is centered and in the location you desire then tape into place to ensure no shifting or moving of the transfer.
  • Lower your clamp and press for 7-10 seconds
  • After time has been reached raise the press platen and peel the transfer while still hot. 
  • Additional Tips: No Teflon needs to be used when pressing screens. Pressing Pillows may need to be used if the item such as a once or toddler shirt has seems interfering with a level pressing field. If screen is not sticking repress for 2-3 Seconds.

Full Color High Heat Transfers: 

  • Preheat your press between 350-360 Degrees 
  • We suggest starting on the lowest temperature and working up. 
  • Set your pressure to the highest setting or 9 PSI
  • Once your platen heats up to 350-350 degrees prepress your item for 7-10 seconds to remove wrinkles and moisture. 
  • Place your transfer face down where the design is touching the fibers of the fabric
  • Make sure your item is centered and in the location you desire then tape into place to ensure no shifting or moving of the transfer.
  • Lower your clamp and press for 7-10 seconds
  • After time has been reached raise the press platen and peel the transfer while still hot. 
  • Additional Tips: No Teflon needs to be used when pressing screens. Pressing Pillows may need to be used if the item such as a once or toddler shirt has seems interfering with a level pressing field. If screen is not sticking repress for 2-3 Seconds.