After you heat press an applique to a garment, how long should you wait before peeling the carrier or the hot mask from the applique? A number of variables come into play, which are covered in my story: Heat Transfer Films: Hot, Warm or Cold Peel. The physical properties of the particular flex or flock film that you use greatly determines when you can remove the carrier or HotMask transfer tape. If you are using RTape heat transfer films, refer to the chart below as a guide for peel recommendations.
RTape Heat Transfer Film
Peel Recommendations – When should you remove the carrier or transfer tape following heat pressing?
|FlexCut Sticky||Hot – Carrier removes easily immediately after heat pressing|
|FlexCut Sweet||Warm – Remove carrier 8 to 10 seconds after heat pressing|
|MetalFlex||Cool – 15 to 20 seconds after heat pressing (delaying removal of the carrier improves the gloss level)|
|Tatoo||Hot – HotMask removes easily immediately after heat pressing|
|ClearFlex||Warm – Remove carrier 8 to 10 seconds after heat pressing|
|VelCut||Cool – 15 to 20 seconds after heat pressing|
|EcoPrint||Cool – 15 to 20 seconds after heat pressing|
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