Supacolor Blocker Transfers – Sublimated or Patterned Polyester Fabrics
While modern, synthetic fabrics like polyester are appealing due to their technical capabilities and seemingly limitless design enhancements, they present complex printing issues when heat is introduced. Supacolor Blocker transfers give you the confidence and ability to print on fabrics that are sublimated, dye migrate or have heavy patterns.
We combine a high opacity white water-based ink along with our special bleed resistant blocking formula to give our Blocker transfers a powerful, high dye inhibiting capability that is second to none. As an added benefit, these transfers do have good stretch capabilities making it an ideal fit for active sportswear that demand both bleed blocking and elasticity from a high-performance transfer. While using low temperature transfers can create a low bleed a scenario, only a true no bleed transfer like Supacolor Blocker transfers can completely block the capacity of the ink and preserve the integrity of your designs.
Not sure if you need to use our Blocker transfer? Use a Supacolor Test Transfers to a fabric in question to test for migrations issues. If the dye is unstable, you will see the results on the strips. Migration is not always immediately visible and can occur days after heat printing. Due to this, we recommend that you allow the transfer to rest for 4-5 days after pressing to confirm result of the test.
Experience how Supacolor Blocker transfers can elevate your printing capabilities and increase your profits by giving you the solution to printing designs on complex fabrics.
**The minimum order quantity is 10 sheets per design. You cannot split the minimum between multiple designs or accommodate more than one design within a print area. Any orders submitted under the minimum quantity will be cancelled.
***Bulk purchase pricing will reflect in cart.***
How to Press Blocker Like a Supastar
- Set temperature and time
- 290F (140C)
- 10 seconds
- Load and test Polyester Garment
- If possible, slip the platen through the shirt so there is only one layer of fabric on top. Otherwise, lay shirt on top of the platen. Avoid pockets if possible.
- Set Pressure
- Manual Press: Tighten dial until the press won’t close. Loosen dial progressively until the press closes, use less pressure for Polyester.
- Hotronix and Geo Knight: 7-8
- Pneumatic Press: 35-40 PSI
- Pre Press: None – No transfer
- 100% polyester does not hold moisture, so it should not require a prepress unless you just need to smooth out the fabric for 2 seconds.
- Place Supacolor
- Position the transfer on the garment. Lay teflon sheet or parchment paper over the Supacolor.
- Press 8-10 Seconds
- Peel Immediately
- Hot peel immediately from a corner in one smooth motion. Peel with confidence and without hesitation. Hold down shirt with your free hand for better control.
- Post-press: 2 Seconds
- Use a teflon sheet or parchment to seal the edges of the Supacolor.