What is the maximum size I can sublimate om my heat press?
Size does matter. Your press needs to be slightly bigger than the largest item you want to produce.
Almost every heat presses available on the market can't sublimate the full size that they are. Your press needs to be slightly bigger than the largest item you want to produce.
if you bought a 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm) heat press, your ChromaLuxe panels or Unisub item cannot exceed a maximum of 15" x 19" (38 x 48 cm).
Using the total available size of your heat press will result in badly sublimated edges caused by a lack of heat and pressure.
Always ask your heat press reseller to confirm the maximum useful size. If not available, then subtract 1 inch (2 cm) of the total platen size.
How to test your heat press ?
- Startup your heat press
- Add the temperature to 195°C
- Set the time to 4 min
- Take a blank metal sheet that is slightly bigger than your heat press
- Print 50% of grey with a size that is as big (o r bigger) as your blank sheet
- sublimate the print on the blank sheet
- check the maximum size that is sublimated in a good way (it will be smaller than the maximum size of your press).
Almost every heat presses on the market will not be able to sublimate their full size. Always reduce the size by 1 inch to play on safe.