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IRON ON APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
**Please contact me IMMEDIATELY if you have any questions with the application process or if your items are damaged from shipping You MUST contact me immediately and email a photo of the damaged transfer to receive a one-time replacement at no charge
- Even when viewing the videos please follow the below instructions which have been carefully created for home iron on application
- Use the sample piece provided for practice/test and check the iron’s temperature as it will vary by brand
- If your iron is too hot, the transfer will melt, and your fabric may scorch (especially important for heat sensitive fabrics)
- If your iron is too cold, the transfer will not adhere, peel off, or come during washing
- Place your garment on a hard heat safe surface (ex: table, stone/tile countertop/floor, make sure your surface cannot be easily damaged by heat or pressure) (thick fabrics such as fleece/denim place as a single layer) DO NOT USE: Ironing Board, Cardboard, Cookie sheet, Carpet, Towel or similar type soft surface. Soft surfaces will absorb heat away from the transfer and will not allow for a firm even contact between the iron and transfer creating unevenly applied areas that will come loose or fall off.
- PREHEAT GARMENT: It is extremely important to preheat the garment before application. Press garment for 8-10 seconds to remove moisture and chemical treatment from the transfer area. (EXCEPT for rayon/heat sensitive fabrics, do not preheat)
- APPLICATION: Remove the white paper backing & place transfer on garment, cover with parchment paper provided(it is reusable) NEVER use wax paper
- Printed Vinyl: Press for 5-8 seconds* HEAVY Pressure and allow the shirt & transfer to cool down for several minutes, the plastic should be WARM but not hot to the touch before peeling off the plastic (peeling the plastic too soon will tear the vinyl & it will lift off the shirt)
- Metallic Vinyl: Press for 8-10 seconds, HEAVY Pressure and peel the plastic off HOT (right away)
- *thinner fabric may require LESS time/pressure, heavier/thicker fabric will require MORE time/pressure
#Pressure is extremely important, you should be putting so much pressure on the iron that if it was on an ironing board you would bend the legs **IMPORTANT If you think you are using enough pressure ADD MORE, this is the #1 reason transfers won’t stick or will peel up after application
- Do NOT slide the iron. Sliding the iron will move the transfer, ultimately ruining your alignment and giving you a wonky design. Instead lift and press the iron firmly over each piece of the design.
- **DO NOT**peel the plastic carrier sheet off if the transfer is not sticking to the fabric, see below
- Recover with the parchment paper and press again for 5-10 seconds over each section
- If pressing multiple transfers allow plenty of time between each one for your iron to heat back up
- What to do if you transfer won’t stick or is peeling up – (do not peel off plastic if the transfer isn’t sticking yet)
- Verify if the fabric type is correct. The transfers will not adhere to all fabric types.
- increase your iron’s temperature up to the max you can use for the fabric type you are applying onto. Iron temps will vary, your iron may need to be set hotter than what the video says
- Change your surface type, your iron may not be getting enough contact over the transfer
- Increase your pressure on the iron (really push down hard on the iron, it shouldn’t just be set on top of the transfer) for the full time stated. Also try a lower surface so you can get more of your upper body over the iron
- Increase your time per section, and make sure you are not missing any parts (especially important the larger the design)
- If you are pressing multiple transfers, allow time for your iron to reheat in between, with each use your iron temperature drops
Washing & Care Instructions: **DO NOT WASH IN SOAP WITH OXYCLEAN** Oxyclean will eat away the adhesive and the decal will fall off.
- Wait a minimum of 24 hours after application before first wash, Turn garment inside out to protect the transfer, wash with like items
- Do not dry clean, No Bleach, Machine wash COLD / Dry at low to normal setting (Hang Dry is recommended) do not use high heat
- AFTER EACH WASHING WE RECOMMEND TURNING THE GARMENT INSIDE OUT AND PRESS THE IMAGE FROM THE BACK!
If the transfer begins to come loose or wrinkle at any time, recover with parchment paper (never use wax paper or iron directly over the transfer, or the vinyl will melt) or turn garment inside out and press again with normal pressure for 5-10 seconds covering each section thoroughly. This will help extend the life of your transfer, which will depend on the frequency of washings.
The regular vinyl/glitter material you can select from the menu can be applied onto:
Burlap(smooth tight weave)
Cotton Blends with less than 5% Lycra/Spandex(not recommended for content greater than 5%, material will crack/peel when fabric is stretched)
Vinyl/Glitter applies best to fabrics with a tight weave (loose weave or stretchy fabrics the transfers will peel up at the edges with wash/wear faster). Do not apply to fabrics marked "DO NOT IRON" this means your fabric is heat sensitive and will scorch
*This list may not include all fabric types, please contact us if you have any questions for a fabric type not listed
If you have any issues with the transfers not sticking or peeling off after washing, check out this Video on PRESSURE!!
Here's a helpful video about Over Pressing Vinyl