Posted By TeckWrap Craft On April 01, 2023

Can You Heat Press On Nylon? Printing Hacks Bet You Didn’t Know!

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Breaking news — YES! You can heat press on nylon. Nylon and heat at times aren't usually a great combination. But you can heat press on nylon for as long as you tediously follow the right temperature and time.

With you knowing this interesting fact, you can now customize plenty of fabrics and not just limit your production to cotton or poly blend garments. Let’s cross the T's and dot the I's by clearing the air on how can you heat press on nylon.

What Nylon Garments Can You Print On?

Examples of garments made of nylon are swimwear, tracksuits, laundry bags, bomber jackets, and windbreakers. Nylon is an intimidating material to heat press as it can easily get damaged, or worse might melt. Nylon is essentially derived from plastic sourced from crude oil, and basically, it’s heat sensitive.

The plastic then goes through an intensive chemical process which results in a long, stretchy fiber used in garments like sportswear. With the right temperature and time under the heat press machine, you can flawlessly print on nylon without the fear of melting the garment.

How To Heat Press On Nylon

There’s not much of a difference when printing on a cotton garment and nylon fabric. The only difference is the heat press settings. You can heat press HTV and inkjet heat transfer paper (dark transfer paper). However, sublimation on a nylon is a little bit tricky.

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Although sublimating on nylon is possible, expect that there are different kinds of nylons and they may react differently when sublimating, especially that sublimation requires lower temperature.

In this post, we’ll be focusing on how to heat press nylon in HTV and inkjet heat transfer paper. We’ll save sublimating on a nylon for another topic as it’ll be a complicated one. The first order of business is to take note of the heat press settings, which are:

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  • Temperature: Start at 275 degrees Fahrenheit and work your way upwards
  • Time: 5-second presses (repeat 3 times) to cool off in between
  • Pressure: Low

Steps When Printing On A Nylon Material

  • Prepare your design using a heat transfer vinyl or the printable paper
  • Cut the vinyl or printable paper as needed using your cutting machine
  • Set the heat press machine at the lowest temperature starting at 275 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place the nylon garment on the heat press machine’s flat surface
  • Place a parchment paper, cover sheet, or Teflon sheet in between the heat press and substrate (to avoid burning the nylon surface)
  • Pre-press the surface for about 3 seconds
  • Print the substrate for 5 seconds (the shortest recommended time) and let it cool off
  • Repeat the process for two more times
  • Hot or cold peel the HTV depending on the HTV you used. But usually, hot peel would do fine with nylon
  • Then you’re done!

So whether you’re heat pressing nylon jackets or swimwear, simply follow the process above and you’re good to go. The trick is shorter time and lower temperature when dealing with nylon. Never directly expose nylon garments to a higher temperature as it will surely burn.

Tips When Printing On A Nylon

Whether you’re a long-time printer of garments or this is your first time, you should take note of these tips.

You Need To Practice!

If it’s your first time printing on a nylon, don’t jump into printing on the expensive nylon fabrics. Always practice on an inexpensive nylon garment like a drawstring bag which costs less than $5. Printing on a garment, regardless if it’s cotton or nylon, is a trial and error process.

Start Wth A Low Temperature

For the temperature, always start low and increase along the way if necessary. If in case the vinyl or substrate does not adhere to the garment using the lowest temperature, try to increase the temperature to 3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue doing so until the vinyl adheres to the garment properly.

Use A Thin HTV

It is better to use thin heat transfer vinyl. Which means stray away from glitter heat transfer vinyl, which has a thick structure. Other HTVs like PU and matte heat transfer vinyl are thin and are easier to print on nylon garments.

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