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After lots of rounds of heating up our heat transfers, the heating iron on your heat press can become dirty and you risk transferring that dirt onto the garment you want to print on. Dirt that becomes attached to the Teflon cloth might come from a print that has been reheated without protective paper. It might also take the form of dyes from certain garments that have become attached to your Teflon cloth (common when applying heat transfers to hi-vis vests).
It happens even to the best of us sometimes: you accidentally place the transfer wrong side up when applying, and when you raise the heating iron your print is firmly stuck to your heating iron. To prevent this, we recommend using our protective paper.
Below, you will find some bullet points on how to remove heat transfer residue from your heat press and the best way for cleaning your heating iron.
How do I get rid of residue from my heating iron?
How do I get rid of residue dyes from my garment?
ATTENTION! We recommend using gloves when cleaning the heating iron to minimise the risk of burns.
To avoid residue from the heat transfer ending up on your heat press, it can be a good idea to use our protective paper (with the matte side facing the transfer), available to order in our webshop.
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