6 Reasons Why Using Teflon Fabric is a Garment Heat Transfer Necessity
Most veteran heat transfer folks know the importance of using Teflon (PTFE) fabric when transferring images onto garments. They understand it is a time and money saving practice. Here are six compelling reasons why you should have Teflon platen covers, Teflon cover sheets and Teflon pressing pillows by your side when imaging garments:
- PTFE cover sheets and PTFE upper platen wraps reduce burning of heat sensitive fabrics and overheating inks and transfers. Teflon products help keep garments out of the discard bin.
- PTFE cover sheets and upper platen wraps prevent inadvertent transfer of sublimation ink to the upper platen surface. Cleaning upper platens chews precious time.
- PTFE cover sheets allow you to cover existing garment transfers while applying a new transfer.
- Lower PTFE platen wraps save wear and tear of the heat press lower pad. Replacing pads can set you back quite a few bucks.
- Lower PTFE platen wraps prevent inadvertent transfers of ink from the opposite side of the garment from staining your lower pad. See benefit number 4.
- Using PTFE pressing pillows is the best way to insulate zippers, buttons, creases and rhinestones from ruining a beautiful transfer. Again, let’s save those garments from the discard bin.
Each of the six reasons offer either a time saving solution or a way to save garments, both great reasons why your garment graphics season would be more profitable with the use of Teflon
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