Making your own heat exchanger with a screen printing machine is an easy way to quickly apply the design to a variety of garments. This will give you a familiar print shape, but with more flexibility and cost savings. Visit our website for all the information here.
The easiest way to make these heat conducting structures is with a screen printing frame, a plasticisol ink, a plasticosol powder adhesive and a dryer. Like normal screen printing, the design is transferred from emulsion to the treated frame using UV light, and then transferred to a heat-conducting film with plastic ink and compression. The main difference between traditional screen printing and heat transfer film production is the return of the image to the screen. Otherwise, the finished design will mirror the original when the heat compression process is performed.
Heat transfer in clothing is done in three easy steps:
Insert a suit or object for screen printing on a thermal printer.
An example of a change is to put ink on a shirt and close the press.
Wait 6-15 seconds for the printer to open, and then drag the sketch table (if using a hot shell or hot divider).
The whole process takes just a few seconds and you get a product that is no different from normal screen printing. The ability of the used film makes it ideal for printing in baseball cabinets. A special printer for Gates soothes dirty surface screens.
Screen printing designs for release papers have been in store for almost two years, which means it’s easy to grab special designs if you want to print them as soon as possible. If you print screens as a business, inventory is easier because paper is easier to store than paper, ink, and other screen printing materials.
If you have screen printing equipment, you will need to add the following additions to your concert.
Paper transfer paper or film
Plasticsol paint (if you don’t have one)
Plasticazole powder glue
Plasticsol paint is a PVC based paint. They are mainly PVC suspension of plasticizer, which dilutes the mixture when heated. It is one of the most widely used spare parts in screen printing and does not dissolve in water. They are “dried” by the process of drying by flash drying or carrier drying. Some screen printers that do heat treatment treat their design with the help of a heat press. However, this method is not recommended due to its unintended consequences.
Plasticzole powder adhesive allows you to customize your design according to the type you choose. Drying the artwork on the screen can work, and if you design in bulk, it’s better to be safe than sorry. For multi-color designs, if you don’t want to use powder glue and want to add a layer of paint, you can add powder to the top layer for the final treatment.
Adjust the on-screen printing design to send heat.
When preparing your copy for print, you need to keep the following principles in mind:
The image should be printed back on the movie screen, which is different from the traditional straight dress print.
If you use more than one color, keep in mind that in most cases the first layer you use is the next part of the piece.
Fine details and large areas may not translate well into heat transfer.
Avoid combining your colors (“traps”).
Make a cut on paper.
When printing multiple colors, reverse the printing order. It’s a little difficult to explain. Basically, when your design is attached to a T-shirt, when you look at the T-shirt, the top layer of film or copy paper is the bottom layer of the design. It doesn’t affect single color prints, but when faced with more complex designs, make sure your colors are set correctly.
Not all designs are suitable for heat transfer. When evaluating the design of a heater – fine lines and large areas of color should not be translated well. Thin lines break during the extraction process and vary in thickness over large areas, which are difficult to treat and transplant.
Keep the thickness of your ink the same. When printing screens to send heat, it is important that your ink is treated evenly. Folding or “coating” your paint means that different thicknesses will make it difficult to adjust your design.
Prepare yourself for compression! The heat of your treatment can be reduced to four inches per inch with a paper dryer. When printing your design, make suggestions for cuts. Do not fill the paper with your design as the edges may deform and may not be used.