Supacolour Headwear Transfer

How to Press Hats Like a Supastar


Set Temperature and Time

  • Polyester 290F (140C)
  • Cotton 320F (160C)
  • 8 seconds


Load a Test Hat

Fold back headband and spend time to make sure hat fully conforms to the platen (use the smallest platen that works).


Set Pressure

  • Manual Press: Tighten dial until the press won’t close. Loosen dial progressively until the press closes.
  • Hotronix Hat Press: 8-9


Pre Press 3 Seconds

Pre press 3 seconds to flatten out. Check if hat is flat against the platen. If not, creases will show and you will not get a good result. It needs to be flat!


Place Supacolour

Position the transfer on the garment. Lay teflon sheet or parchment paper over the Supacolour.


Press 8-12 Seconds


Peel Immediately

Hot peel immediately from a corner in one smooth motion. Peel with confidence and without hesitation.


Post-Press: 2 Seconds

Use a teflon sheet or parchment to seal the edges of the Supacolour.

  • Always test press on a spoiled hat to dial in your press before pressing your production.
  • Supacolour always gives you spares so you can dial in your press.
  • Supacolour not sticking when you peel? Increase pressure and peel quickly within 2 seconds of lifting press
  • Still won’t peel easily? Repress for 4 seconds then try from a different corner.
  • These instructions are your default starting point, settings may vary for different garments and presses.
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