Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Stikins & Trons: Trons Tips - Getting The Best Results From Your Name Transfers


We've had a great response to the introduction of our Trons name transfers along with some fantastic feedback from our customers.

With the help of our customers we're working on ways to improve our product and the instructions for use, so here's a few tips from us (and fellow customers) to help get you started:

- DON'T USE STEAM: if any moisture is present during the application process, it is likely to settle on the fabric item and prevent your name transfers from bonding correctly.

- USE A HARD, FLAT SURFACE: the surface needs to be hard and flat so that the transfer and fabric item are as flat as possible during the application and so that you can apply pressure evenly across the item to bond the transfer in place successfully. Ironing boards tend to be quite springy and soft, which means they're of no use for applying your name transfers.

- CUT THE SILICON SHEET INTO EIGHT: this allows you to use a section of the silicon sheet at a time and means you have fresh pieces to use.

- USE HEAT AND PRESSURE: make sure that you set your ironing to the maximum heat setting suitable for the material type you are ironing your transfers onto. You also need to use pressure steadily to ensure a good bond, although making small rotational gestures with the iron will also help the bond develop.

- CHECK THE NAME TRANSFERS: these name transfers should melt a little into the fabric item as they bond. If you can lift a corner of the transfer up, then it has not fully bonded.

- WASH BRAND NEW CLOTHING BEFORE APPLYING YOUR NAME TRANSFERS: brand new clothing often has traces of excess dye and chemicals that have been used to preserve the items during storage and distribution, which can interfere with the application process. Some brands will also use special coatings to create "crease-proof" or "non-iron" clothing that can also interfere with this process.

For more answers to FAQ about our Trons and our Stikins, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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