Print any computer image (photo, clip art, artwork, lettering, web image) to JetTee with your InkJet Printer and then iron it onto your t-shirt, mousepad, cap, or almost any absorbent material.

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When using a Hand Iron

  • Set iron to cotton setting. DO NOT USE STEAM.
  • Preheat the garment to remove moisture from fabric.
  • Press iron firmly over the transfer for 15-20 seconds in EACH position until the entire transfer has been completely covered.
  • Heat the entire surface of the transfer by using a circular motion.
  • Remove the paper while HOT for a satin finish or peel, COLD for a glossy finish to the transfer

When Using a Commercial Heat Press:

  • Set temperature at 325°F (375°F works fine).
  • Preheat garment for a few seconds to remove moisture from fabric. This allows better adhesion of the polymer to the fabric.
  • Place the transfer face-down in the desired position and press under heavy pressure for 15 seconds.
  • Remove the paper while HOT for a satin finish, or peel COLD for a glossy finish to the transfer.

About JetTee

JetTee is a polymer-coated heat-transfer paper designed for use in InkJet printers without heaters or drying units. The white side of the paper has a special coating that will accept and hold the inks until they dry. The back uncoated side of the paper is lined in light blue-green. DO NOT allow transfers to stack in the printer, as drying times vary depending on the printer ink and computer setting used. Independent testing showed that the plain-paper setting worked best; however drying times still varied depending on the intensity of the color reproduced. Black and darker colors took a little longer to dry than the lighter or pastel shades. JetTee transfers should be used as soon as possible after they are made. If transfers are allowed to sit for a long period of time before use, the image could become blurred, especially in humid weather conditions.

New JetTee can be peeled hot or cold to produce a satin or glossy look to the finished transfer. The easy-release characteristics of this grade make it ideal for home applications using a hand iron. The maximum recommended temperature for transferring this grade is 350°F on a heat press, or use the cotton setting on a hand iron. Higher temperatures could cause the InkJet colors to darken or turn gray. Transfer time is approximately 15 seconds. You can successfully transfer this product with temperatures as low as 250° F. JetTee can be transfer to 100% preshrunk cotton, cotton/polyester blends, and just about any porous surface such as puzzles, mouse pads, caps, or paperboard products for signs. When transferring to garments it is recommended to preheat the garment surface to remove any moisture and sizing. This will help the adhesion of the transfer to the garment, especially for heavy garments such as sweatshirts. When using a hand iron DO NOT USE STEAM, as this will cause poor adhesion to the garment.

A transfer made with JetTee will last a long time provided care is exercised when washing the garment. Always use a cool or warm water setting with a mild detergent. NEVER USE BLEACH. Because InkJet inks are acrylic or water-based, it is very important to remove the garment from the washing machine immediately after it stops. Leaving the wet garments in the machine can cause the transfers to bleed onto other parts of the garment or adjoining garments. If by accident this should happen, immediately re-wash the garments. Tumble-dry and remove from dryer immediately if your dryer is not equipped with a cool-down cycle for the last 10 to 15 minutes of drying time. If your transfer appears cracked after washing and drying, it is an indication that the garment is shrinking and the material was not totally preshrunk before the transfer was applied. Because InkJet inks are acrylic they will fade slightly after the first washing.

Before using JetTee always test to determine the suitability of the paper for use in conjunction with your equipment and methods. The Seller's and Manufacturer's maximum obligation is to replace any paper proven to be defective. Neither the Seller nor the Manufacturer of JetTee is liable for any injury, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of or the inability to use this paper.

JetTee Dark Transfers

How to transfer JetTee Dark transfer paper for black or dark colored fabrics

Items you will need:

  • Black or dark color Cotton, Cotton/Polyester Blend fabric garment. For best results, use fabric with tight weave.
  • Heat Press or Iron (do not use steam)
  • Pillowcase
  • Parchment paper
  • Hard smooth surface (example: Formica, DO NOT USE AN IRONING BOARD)
  • Store unused transfer papers in a resealable poly bag in a flat, cool, dry area.
Step One - Printing Your Image

1) Bring paper to room temperature before printing.

Print image/design on paper. DO NOT mirror or flip image prior to printing.

Recommended print settings:

  • HP – Media: Iron on T-Shirt Transfer; Print Mode: Normal or Best
  • Epson – Media: Plain Paper; Print Mode: Photo
  • Canon – Media: Photo Paper Plus Glossy; Print Mode: High
  • Lexmark – Media: Plain Paper; Print Mode: Best

2) Do not use any printers that have heating elements in them, such as the Hewlett-Packard 1200C. Otherwise, this product works for a variety of printers.

Load the sheet into your printer so that it will print on the non- glossy (unlined) side.

Step Two - Trasnferring Your Image

Heat Press

  1. Preheat press to 375º F.
  2. Press garment for 3-5 seconds to release moisture and remove wrinkles.
  3. Peel liner from back of printed transfer.
  4. Place printed transfer onto the garment with the print side up and place the parchment paper on top of the printed transfer.
  5. Set at medium to high pressure for best results.
  6. Press for 25 seconds.
  7. To peel COLD, wait for the transfer to cool for at least two minutes and then remove the parchment paper using a smooth, even motion. To peel HOT, wait 5 seconds, then remove parchment paper while still HOT/Warm using a smooth, even motion.

Hand Iron

  1. Preheat your iron to the “Cotton” setting. Lay a pillowcase on the ironing surface.
  2. Place your garment on the pillowcase and pre-iron your garment to remove wrinkles and release moisture. Place your image print side up on your garment. Place parchment paper over the image making sure to cover the transfer entirely. The parchment paper can be used for several transfer applications.
  3. Using FIRM STEADY PRESSURE, holding iron with both hands and applying your body weight, iron on each area of the sheet for 20 seconds making sure to lift the iron completely when moving to a new position. Continue this process until you have completely ironed the entire sheet. Be sure also to cover all corners and edges.
  4. To peel COLD, wait for the transfer to cool for at least two minutes and then remove the parchment paper using a smooth, even motion. To peel HOT, wait 5 seconds, then remove parchment paper while still HOT/Warm using a smooth, even motion. (Test results demonstrate better color retention during washing with hot peel method.) If you would like to transfer several images on one single sheet, it is recommended that you wait until all images are ironed before peeling away any of the parchment paper so that the heat of ironing other applications does not affect already transferred images.

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Washing JetTee Dark

Washing Instructions for JetTee Dark transfer paper for black and dark colored fabrics

  • Turn the garment inside out.
  • Wash in COLD water.
  • Use a mild detergent for best results.
  • Do not use bleach or bleach alternative detergents.
  • Remove the garment promptly from the washer. The color may bleed if left in the washer.
  • Dry on LOW temperature.

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