Inkjet Opaque Heat Transfer Paper for Color / Dark T-Shirts
Make sure to select the proper media settings from the printer driver found on your computer.
We recommend using Standard paper type setting and High Photo Quality or similar printing speed.
Check your printer manual for your specific printer's settings and do a test print to see if you need to make any adjustments.
Print image on the paper with the correct orientation on the blank, white side of the paper. Do not mirror the image.
Cut and Peel
This is a necessary step for all Inkjet Opaque papers for dark fabrics.
- Cut along the edge of the design without leaving a margin. Leaving a margin around the image will result in a white border around the image.
- After cutting, remove excess background material if needed.
- Use a vinyl weeding tool or Xacto blade to gently separate an edge of the design from the carrier backing and peel the rest of the design by hand like a sticker.
Heat Press (recommended)
- Heat your press to 350F°
- Place the printed image facing upwards in the desired position on the fabric.
- Cover the transfer image with silicone paper. To achieve a glossy finish, use a Teflon cover. If not covered, the paper could melt into the top of the heat press.
- Press for 30 seconds, using HEAVY pressure: 60 to 90 PSI on pressure gauge or if going by feel, both hands should be needed to close the press with a fair amount of force.
- COLD Peel: allow transfer to completely cool before removing the cover sheet.
- Ensure that the garment is placed on a hard surface and not an ironing board. Place a pillow case or T-shirt between your hard surface and your garment.
- Adjust iron at the highest setting and make sure the steam is turned OFF.
- Place heat transfer paper with the image facing upward in the desired position on fabric.
- Cover image with silicone paper to avoid the paper melting into the iron.
- Hold the iron with both hands and apply your full body weight for maximum pressure. Iron each area of the image for at least 45 seconds for a full transfer, making sure to completely lift the iron when moving to a new area/position. Continue this process until the entire sheet, including corners and edges, have been covered.
- COLD peel: allow transfer to completely cool before removing the cover sheet.