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Heat Press Times

SUBLIMATION HEAT PRESS SETTINGS RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES

The following chart serves only as a guideline when sublimating products. It will help you when using different substrates like ceramics to fabrics.
You will need to make sure your heat press is calibrated and tested on a frequent basis. Remember not every heat press, convection oven, or tumbler/mug press is the same. The time and temperatures are ONLY recommended. You will need to test on your heat press, convection oven, or tumbler/ mug press.
When sublimating different sublimation blanks, there are a few variables to keep in mind. Each brand and type of heat press can have a different setting, just the same as each blank can vary when purchased from different suppliers.

Disclaimer: The heat press time / temperature guidelines are only recommendations for Sub This & That's products.

CERAMICS
Convection Oven Temp Time Tip
370-400 12- 15 minutes Make sure you use heat press tape or shrink wrap to prevent ghosting and to keep image without moving.
Mug Press Temp Time Tip
380-400 4-5 minutes Make sure you use heat press tape or shrink wrap to prevent ghosting and to keep the image without moving.
TUMBLERS
Convection Oven Temp Time Tip
375-400  6-7 minutes Make sure you use heat press tape or shrink wrap to prevent ghosting and to keep image without moving.
Tumbler Press Temp Time Tip
375-400 2.5 - 3.5 minutes Make sure you use heat press tape or shrink wrap to prevent ghosting and to keep image without moving.
METALS/ STAINLESS STEEL / ALUMINUM
Heat Press Temp Time Pressure Tip
400  60-70 seconds Medium  Remove any film before you press
GLASS

Convection Oven Temp

Time Pressure Tip
400 8-15 minutes Medium 

Time varies depending on what glass product is subbed. You need to make sure you have time & temperature from your supplier you purchased from.

Heat Press Temp Time Pressure Tip
400 4-5 minutes Light to Medium Use heat resistant gloves to take products out of the oven or heat press. Remember they are extremely hot. Check out our YouTube Channel for step by step tutorials for glass products. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvtbDsdlxaJURz4YaEb9RRg
MDF/ UNISUB
Heat Press Temp Time Pressure Tip
400  60 seconds Medium  Remove film before you press
NEOPRENE
Heat Press Temp Time Pressure Tip
380-400 45-55 seconds Light to Medium Pre-press 5-10 seconds
FABRICS / POLYESTER
Heat Press Temp Time Pressure Tip
400 50-60 seconds Light to Medium Pre-press 5-10 seconds
PU FAUX LEATHER
Heat Press Temp Time Pressure Tip
385 50 seconds Extremely Light Only apply heat press tape at the very edge of the product outside the stitching to prevent any impressions in the PU Leather.
PLASTICS
Heat Press
Temp
Time Pressure Tip
400  60 seconds Medium  Remove any film before you press

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