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Heat Pressing Instructions for Crystal/Rhinestone Transfers

With a HEAT PRESS (recommended)

1. Make sure all stones in the transfer are in place – if any are out of alignment, simply push them into place.

2. Peel the white film backing off the transfer.

3. Place the design, face forward, on the shirt. Be sure to check for centering and leveling of the design, in relation to the shirt. For lighter colors and white, place teflon sheet over the shirt to protect against any heat marks.

For thin or sheer garments, place a teflon sheet inside the shirt, under the design area, before pressing. This will avoid the possibility of the glue from the stones bleeding through the front of the shirt to the back. This can happen with thin garments and will result in the front and back of the shirt being stuck (glued) together. If that happens, just pull front and back apart while the shirt is hot.

4. Heat setting is 350 degrees F.

5. Medium pressure should be applied. Depending on the heat press itself, this would mean there should be some resistance when lowering the press, and locking it down on the shirt. If the press is coming down and locking without any resistance, it means there's not enough pressure.

6. Heat and pressure should be applied for 30 seconds

7. When done, release the press and let the shirt cool down before peeling off the film. If any stones don't stick, check the back of the stone to make sure it has glue and re-press.

APPLICATION WITH AN IRON:

1. Make sure all stones in the transfer are in place – if any are out of alignment, simply push them into place or adjust as needed.

2. Peel the white film backing off the transfer.

3. Place the design, face up, on the shirt. Be sure to check for centering and leveling of the design, in relation to the shirt. For lighter colors and white, make sure the iron’s hot plate is clean and free of any residue (to avoid stains or heat marks). A teflon sheet is recommended for this reason. The sheet would be placed over the design and shirt.

For thin or sheer garments, place a teflon sheet (if available) inside the shirt, under the design area, before pressing. This will avoid the possibility of the glue from the stones bleeding through the front of the shirt to the back. This can happen with thin garments and will result in the front and back of the shirt being stuck (glued) together. If that happens, just gently separate the front from the back while the shirt is hot – make sure to do this if you don’t own a Teflon sheet and are working with thin fabric.

4. Set the iron to med. high heat, or if available, the setting for cotton garments. Make sure that the iron does NOT contain any water and that the steam setting is OFF. A proper application requires dry heat. If using synthetic garments, start with a slightly lower heat setting to avoid possible damage to the garment, and test an inside area first, to ensure that the garment can withstand the heat. 5. Apply pressure to the iron while slowly moving it over the heat transfer. Iron back and forth slowly over the transfer for approximately 30 seconds while maintaining medium pressure.

6. When done, let the shirt cool down completely before peeling off the film. Peel slowly while checking the cover film for any stones that may not have adhered. If any stones are stuck to the cover film, either re-position the film exactly over the pressed design and re-press, or peel the stones off the cover film and position them on the design, and then re-press.

8. Re-press for about 20 seconds, emphasizing the spots where stones didn’t adhere - that should take care of it. Once again, be sure to separate the front and back of the shirt while still hot.




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