Application Instruction

Application Instructions: Hand Ironing Your Transfer Image

 

Please read complete instructions and notes before applying the Iron-On:

 

1.                   Your transfers will be delivered as a shiny sheet of rhinestones with a white or translucent backing. Do not remove the backing until you are ready to use the transfer.

 

2.                   You will need:  either an iron (preferably with NO steam holes) or a 'heat press', an ironing board (if you are using an iron), scrapes of old sheets or muslin (or Teflon Sheets).

 

3.                   Examine the transfer carefully. If any rhinestones have moved during shipping, now is the time to repair design (very rare occurrence, but can happen). Repair by removing backing, repositioning stray stone(s) with tweezers and replace shiny-side-down of the stones on the sticky side of tape. 

TIP: Preheat the garment for a few seconds to remove any excess moisture from the fabric and allow the fabric to cool. This will aid in the adhesion of the image to the fabric.

 

4.                   If all is ready, then peel off backing of transfer. The 'Tacky Tape' of the transfer is very sticky, so place transfer carefully where you want it (you will not be able to move the rhinestones once they are heat bonded to fabric!) If it is not in the desired position, lift and reposition.

 

5.                   Place the Teflon sheet or cotton pressing cloth over top of the design.  

 

6.                   Set the iron on the COTTON setting (about 325 – 335 degrees). NO STEAM! You may adjust the temperature as needed. All irons are different. If your garment is thin, place a pressing cloth or flat cardboard inside the garment.

NOTE: the tacky tape (shiny side) of the transfer will not melt when you place the iron on top of the design. 

 

7.                   Press the iron firmly over the transfer for 25-35 seconds in each area, making sure to cover the entire transfer in this process. Heavier fabrics such as denim might need more time and light/thin fabrics will need less time. DO NOT MOVE THE IRON! It is important that you press straight down for this step and lift up the iron completely when repositioning to do another area. If your iron has steam holes, you lose some surface contact. Press with the iron facing side to side then up and down to completely cover the surface.

KEY TIP: While the transfer is cooling down, use a cloth (rub the cloth over the stones for 10-15 seconds) to press the stones into the garment before removing transfer tape. This is especially helpful for designs that have a combination of both rhinestones and studs/nail heads.

 

8.                   When the transfer is warm to the touch, slowly remove the transfer paper. If your elements are not sticking to your garment, replace the transfer paper back down and repeats steps 7 to that specific area. NOTE: If the elements continue not to stick, you are either not melting the adhesive (in which case repeat steps 7 again) or there is no more adhesive left on the stone(s). To fix this, you can either replace the stone(s) or use craft glue to stick the stones onto your garment.

 

9.                    After the transfer paper is removed, turn the garment inside-out and place a pressing cloth or piece of cardboard inside the garment. Put a pressing cloth/Teflon sheet over design and re-press garment for about 15-20 seconds with 5 seconds of pressure. This will draw the glue into the fabric of the garment.

PLEASE NOTE: The above settings on the iron are only suggestions and should always be tested on your material first. The bottom of the ironing board should have at least a 1/4” pad so that the pressure is distributed evenly over the transfer. Some fabrics that are treated with or contain silicone are difficult to work with. The glue may not adhere to the fabric. We guarantee our products, but not the finished product, since we have no control over the operator, or the quality of the equipment used. We take NO responsibility for damage to garments during this process…common sense rules!

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES: “Teflon Sheets" and "Teflon Pillows" will be helpful tools to have on hand. Use the Teflon sheet inside the garment to prevent glue from pressing through the inside of the garment and gluing the garment shut. Generally this is not an issue unless your garment is very sheer/thin. Teflon Pillows used inside the garment will prevent the "impression" of the design from showing through to the back of the garment. Impressions will wash out if a Teflon pillow is not used but to avoid washing the garment prior to retail sales, use the pillow.

Congratulations! Your project is now complete! Test to see if any elements are loose. Gently rub your hands across the design, up and down, back and forth. If anything feels loose, re-press it. When properly applied, transfers are fully machine-washable using the delicate/hand wash cycle. Turn garment inside out before washing. Line dry is the preferred method for drying the garment.

 

 

Application Instructions: Using a Commercial Heat Press Machine

 

 

1). Preheat the heat press to 300° Fahrenheit.

 

2). To remove any moisture from the fabric, pre-press the garment for a few seconds. This aids in better adhesion of the image to the fabric.

 

3). Place the transfer face down in the desired position and press using medium pressure (50-55psi) for about 6 seconds. Gently rub the transfer for a couple of seconds (for a minimum of 10-15 seconds) with a soft cloth. This is especially helpful for designs that have a combination of both rhinestones and studs/nail heads.

 

4). Repeat the process again (press for another 5 seconds and then rub the transfer) and then gently peel the transfer backing when the transfer feels cool/ lukewarm to the touch.

 

IMPORTANT: The key is to let the transfer COOL DOWN before peeling the transfer from the garment.

 

NOTE: If your elements are not sticking to your garment, replace the transfer paper back down and repress for another 5 seconds and gently rub the area again. If the elements continue not to stick, the adhesive has already melted into the fabric and therefore there are no more adhesive left on the stone(s). To fix this, you can either replace the stone(s) or use a craft glue to stick the stones onto your garment. In few cases, turning the garment over and pressing again from the back can transfer the glue from the fabric to the stone(s). 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The above settings on the heat press are only suggestions and you should always test your fabric first before ironing the transfer. Some fabrics that are treated with or contain silicone are difficult to work with. The glue may not adhere to the fabric. We guarantee our products, but not the finished product, since we have no control over the operator, or the quality of the equipment used. We take NO responsibility for damage to garments during this process…common sense rules!

 

If your transfer is made of ALL RHINESTONES – Press for 10 - 12 seconds, rub, and then let the transfer cool before peeling the transfer backing.

 

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