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HOW TO SCREEN PRINT WITH TRANSFER FOIL

All THE EQUIPMENT YOU WILL NEED

  1. 1x Screen
  2. 1x Stencil
  3. 1x Transfer foil glue
  4. 1x Transfer Foil 
  5. 1x Squeegee
  6. 1x Iron or Heat Press

Optional

  1. Hinges or a hinge board kit
  2. Squand Squeegee Stand
  3. Goop scoop
  4. Eco Cleaning products
  5. Heat Gun

STEP 1

Create your Stencil! You can do this a number a different ways. using the Emulsion method, vinyl cut method or using a paper stencil Method..

We have created a stencil out of YUPO paper for our demo and attached it to the back of our screen using our low tack screen tape

Step 2

After you have secured your stencil to your screen place the item you are printing onto under your screen and  add transfer Foil glue to the top of your design, we do this using a goop scoop but you can use a spatula or wooden sticks to do this as well.

(We also use screen hinges and  a board to make the screen more secure for printing)

STEP 3

The Fun Part!

Flood your screen by swiping your squeegee down over the glue, dragging it to the bottom of the design. Then pull the squeegee down several times over the design pushing the glue through the mesh. This will transfer the glue through the screen and onto your fabric.

 

 

 

You then wait until the glue has dried, you can leave this to air dry or uses heat gun to do this. You will know the glue has dried when it starts to go transparent.

STEP 4

Next place your foil over the top of your print, we have a great colour options available meaning you can be creative as possible with this.

Place a protective piece of paper over the top of the foil and using a Iron, swipe across the top of the print, making sure that the print area gets nice and hot as it needs to be up to 150 degrees for the foil to stick to the glue.

STEP 5

Wait for your print too fully cool.

Starting from the bottom right hand corner peel away the foil to reveal your print.

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