Step by Step Instructions
Heatpress for Garments
We recommend watching the video above for step-by-step pressing instructions
Step-By-Step Pressing Instructions
- Position Your Patch: Being that your patch will be pressed facing down, touching the bottom platen, you will first need to secure the patch to your garment with Thermal Tape (heat resistant tape) to ensure it stays in its desired location when being placed on your heat press.
- Load Garment Onto Heat Press Face Down: Now that your patch is taped in place, flip the garment over and place onto the heat press so the patch is facing downwards and touching the lower platen. This makes it easier to melt the low-melt glue on the back of the patch so that the patch will adhere to your garment. The goal is to melt the low-melt glue on the back of the patch, not the visible portion of the patch you’ll see when it’s adhered to the garment.
- Press: After laying the garment with patch face down, lay a protective guard sheet over it to protect your garment from the heat, then press for 20 seconds at 350°F with 70-80 PSI or medium-firm pressure.
- Allow Patch & Garment To Cool: After done pressing, remove the garment from the press and allow it to cool for at least 30 seconds before removing the thermal tape. This allows the melted glue to solidify, thereby bonding it to your garment.
For Thicker Fabrics (Hoodies, Jackets, etc.): If after following these instructions the patch isn’t adhering to your garment, it could be because the garment you’re using is made of thick material, such as a hoodie, jacket, etc. If this is the case, tape your patch to the garment and flip the garment inside out. Then, lay the garment onto the heat press so that the back of the patch is facing up. Lay a protective guard sheet over the garment and press for 20 seconds at 350°F with 70-80 PSI or medium-firm pressure.
Ninja Patches are crafted to endure up to 25 home washes. Use cold water when machine washing.
Ninja Patches recommends testing the best combination of heat seal parameters before application. Ninja Patches is not liable for any damages to garments during the application process.