| Set press application temperature at 335°F. BUT
CHECK YOUR PRESS! Temperature controls of individual machines
vary. Make tests with scrap lettering and old jersey.
Try several temperatures and keep a record. When you find
the right temperature for your press, make a permanent
When vinyl lettering is correctly positioned on jersey,
apply firm pressure and heat for 30 seconds. NOTE: If
lettering edges start to bleed—that is, the lettering
loses its straight edge—reduce temperature 10°F.
|Insert Teflon pillow in jersey. Position
bottom color on jersey. Use normal application temperature
of 335°F. with firm pressure but for only 15
|Remove paper from bottom color. Position
top color over bottom color. You already have the
|Cover lettering with Finish Paper
or Teflon-coated fiber glass sheet. Close press
for 30 seconds at normal temperature
|Remove jersey from press. Leave Finish
Paper or Teflon sheet in place, covering lettering.
Rub paper or Teflon with damp cloth or moistened
blackboard eraser until covering material is near
|Remove paper from top color. Result
should be perfect-no bubbles.
Pre-heat each garment in the press for 10 seconds just
before applying letters and numerals. This flattens out
wrinkles, and eliminates moisture in the fabric.
A Teflon pillow can make all the difference between
vinyl lettering success or failure; between high speed
or tortoise-like pace. It is a 1-inch thick piece of
polyurethane foam, about the size of a jersey’s
body, wrapped in a sheet of Teflon-coated fiber glass.
- It’s easier to spread the working side of
the jersey flat, to eliminate wrinkles.
- Wrinkles from the “other side” of the
Jersey are not pressed into the lettering. BUT NOTE:
when applying vinyl to the back of any V-neck jersey
or to ANY very small jersey, put a piece of masonite
inside the Teflon wrap, next to the “other side”.
The neck binding can press through the pillow to damage
the vinyl lettering.
- During application the special adhesive bonded to
the vinyl lettering will seal itself into any fabric
it touches. The Teflon spreads the adhesive so that
it encapsulates the jersey’s threads assuring
an excellent bond.
- For sleeve numbers, we use a specially cut Teflon