Faux Bleach: Adult
***Read NEW instructions before pressing***
These Bleached Bradshaw Blanks shirts are 95% polyester. They are made from white polyester fabric and the color is able to be dyed to give the bleach look. The feel is in between polyester and cotton feel with a shine. I really love these!!
*** Heating instructions: Make sure you use ***three*** sheets of pink butcher paper. Cover the whole heating element, the whole bottom pad, and one inside the shirt. - The reason is the shirt is faux bleach, meaning fake bleach, so the colored area is made with sublimation ink and will dye the padding heating element if you do not have it completely covered. You also need one on top of your pressing pillow (or whatever you use to lift it up)
ALSO- Please put a pressing pillow in between your shirt (with some butcher paper) Just the size of the white area. (May need to cut the pillow) You want to put the least amount of color under the press. If you do not have a pressing pillow some use towels to lift it up. Why to you need to lift it up? Because sublimation ink works similar to Plateau, if it has direct heat (even with butcher paper) you will start to loose color. Lifting up at least 1/4 or 1/8 of inches will help you not loose color. Also, you want to hover your pillow with butcher paper so you can reuse it.
You can also press for 60 seconds at 360-375
Again, the color is subbed on the shirt and is heat activated. Therefore the color will transfer to the element or pad if not covered.
If you don’t use pressing pillow, towel, or something to live up just the white part, you will most likely lose color of the bleach.
**** Never ever put heat tape on the color part of the bleach*** you will lose color around the tape.
**Teflon shouldn’t be used with sublimation if it isn’t separated by butcher paper. Teflon may cause ghosting.
Do not reuse the paper. Even if it looks ink free, it may be hiding, waiting to transfer to your next shirt. (Every press is different )
Bradshaw Blanks is not responsible for any learning curve when sublimating. It is your responsibility to research.
Lastly, if you go to Bradshaw Blanks VIP Group Facebook Group, there is a search engine. You can search tips post & comments gives you the tips and then a photo reason why they are giving this tip.
Overall, mainly use butcher paper and lift up the middle.