A Simple Solution to Prevent Transfer Lines

Aaron Montgomery has been involved with the garment decorating and personalization industry since 2000 and the digital printing industry since 1997. He has been actively involved in the industry trade shows via speaking, attending and exhibiting for the last 16 years. He also writes articles for the industry magazines and blogs on topics that include marketing, social media, the personalization market, and garment decorating techniques. He is dedicated to helping small businesses grow and succeed. You can find Aaron co-hosting the industry's oldest and most listened to Podcast - 2 Regular Guys (www.2regularguys.com). You can also find blogs about a wide range of topics on his own website at aaronmontgomery.info.

The simplest way to eliminate transfer lines from sublimation is to make the paper larger than the heat press. This will illuminate the paper causing the lines. One thing to note, you can still have issues with the edge of the heat press causing lines, but this is normally due to having way too much pressure.

You want your pressure to be medium for garment transfers with sublimation and that is between 40 to 50 psi (a four or five readout on most presses). One other tip is to thread the garment to give it less depth to get pressure lines.

—Aaron Montgomery, MontCo Consulting, 2 Regular Guys