Step One: Get Creative with our Magic infusible ink pen!
Get those creative juices flowing and start colouring! Using the magic infusible ink pen, create your design on a piece of A4 paper. If you are worried that your hand-drawn design will not fit on your substrate, it’s a great idea to trace the outline of your substrate and print from a normal inkjet or laser printer, then you can ensure that you are staying within the border of your substrate.
Be sure to remember that when the final product is pressed the hand-drawn transfer image is mirrored – so any text must be reversed in order for it to appear legible. For text drawings, experiment with stencils or try writing backward!
Keep in mind that your final image transfer will turn out brighter on your substrate than it appears on paper, so don’t get discouraged if your marker drawing appears dull initially.
Step Two: Heat Things Up
Hooray! You’ve finished drawing your artwork – now secure the paper face down to your polyester or poly-coated item using thermal tape. Depending on the type of substrate you are pressing.
Generally, you can achieve brilliant, bright sublimation drawings if your heat press is set between 200ºC and pressed for 150 seconds.
Once pressing is complete, remove your item from the heat press carefully. Remove the copy paper/thermal tape from the substrate to reveal your transfer drawing.
Step Three: Time to Cool Down – and Enjoy!
Once you’ve removed the thermal tape and paper from your item, you’ll notice that your design is much brighter than your original drawing. Let the substrate cool, then enjoy your one-of-a-kind piece of art!
If you notice that your paper still remains in decent condition and your drawing appears to contain a decent amount of ink, try experimenting with pressing your design again on another item. Keep in mind that you will get a less-vivid transfer image this way! However, we do recommend playing around with the double-pressing technique a couple of times on items you are comfortable testing with until you have mastered a method that works for you.
Children under the age of 14 need to be supervised whilst using the pens.
Only parents or teachers can operate the heat press.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN FOR HEAT PRESS.