It is important to know that sweatshirts have a larger torso than a t-shirt. As a result of this we typically print sweatshirt designs slightly lower on the front of a sweatshirt, typically around four inches from the collar. However, there are some instances when printing larger designs onto smaller sweatshirts where you must start the design from the bottom of the collar to fit the artwork onto the garment.
Next, press the sweatshirt for three to five seconds to remove any wrinkles or moisture that could negatively affect the print. Then, align the transfer four inches below the collar and press the garment at the normal opaque hot peel transfer settings, which are 375 degrees with medium-to-heavy pressure (7-8) for eight to ten seconds. When the timer sounds simply release the press and peel the transfer paper off of the shirt immediately in a smooth and continuous motion.
When printing onto the back of a sweatshirt you will want to print the design even lower than on the front to account for the hood hanging down. If you start the design too high, then it will be blocked by the hood when it is not being worn, which is almost all the time. Before printing a design, it is a good idea to drape the hood over the back of the sweatshirt while it is on the press to get an idea of how low it will hang. Then, start the design just above where the hood ends.
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