Adhesive Boards for Cloth
Product Code: S-181
Adhesive Boards are an alternative to Table Adhesive as they are portable and will instantly hold your materials in place whilst printing.
Used when printing T-shirts, cloth/ fabric. Stops ink printing 'through' materials and t-shirts onto reverse side.
Both sides of the board can be used, with protective plastic cover replaced after use enabling years of use.
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Ideal for single colour short runs under 10 items
Double sided gives twice the product life
Lines adhesive is ideal for on/off contact
Storage pouch included
Replace plastic cover immediate after use.
Use Screen Masking Tape to lift lint and renew adhesion as required.
Where adhesion has been lost, use HTAH165 Table Adhesive to renew adhesion.
Pack 10 Sheets
Item Weight [Kg]: 0.580
Item Length: 210mm
Item Width: 300mm
Pack Length: 332mm
Pack Width: 230mm
Pack Height: 12mm
Cbm: 0.229 Kg
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Q) What temperature do I set the press to?
You must adjust the press to suite the type of fabric as overheating may cause burning of the fabric.
Cotton = cotton setting with Cotton/ polyester = poly setting
If unsure it's always best to start at a lower setting and test the first garment, you can always increase the setting slightly after you begin if the first prints are not heating the garment.
Never overheat the garment as this will cause burning to the fabric - it's better to set for 15-20 seconds with a short 5 second break and repeat a few times than try to set for 1 minute continuously.
Q) Do I need to add water and/or use the steam option?
No there is no need to use the steam option, the press will turn on and work normally without water.
As you are trying to eliminate the water based medium from the ink and dry the print out, steam will make this process very difficult.
Q) Why is steam coming from the design?
This is the water based medium heating up and coming out of the design as steam - this is normal.
Steam starts to appear once the design comes up to temperature, then starts to slow and disappear half way through the setting process.
If a print is completely dry (more than 5 days old) no steam may appear at all and will require setting for 30-40 seconds only. If a print is wet and no stream is present you will need to increase the temperature of the press.
Q) How long do I set for - when do I know the prints are set?
How long is a piece of string? Generally speaking, the first 20 seconds of the setting process brings the ink and garment up to temperature, the next 20 seconds eliminates the water based medium (steam rises), the next 20 seconds starts the pigment activation and setting of the ink.
- Large or solid designs will require a longer setting period as there is more volume of ink to activate and set.
A minimum of 1 minute is normally required for almost any print, increasing up to 3 minutes for wet prints.
As the actual timing varies on the design size, how long since it's been printed and the volume of ink in the design. A simple rule to start with is that when steam stops rising you are half way through the setting process.
e.g. If steam stops rising after 40 seconds (2 presses), your setting time is 1 minute 20 seconds (4 presses).
Q) What happens if I don't set the inks for long enough?
After 5 minutes the inks will not readily wash out of the garment and are starting to air dry. When washed, water will begin to attack the un activated pigments dilute the medium coating the fibres of the fabric. It's this removal of the pigments which causes the design to fade
Further washing will continue the fading process for up to 10 washes, where no more pigment can be removed
Level: Beginner to Advanced
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Products: S-181 Adhesive Boards for Cloth
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Last modified: 28 October, 2009