3893 Transfer Adhesive is a non-phthalate plastisol based transfer backing adhesive specifically formulated to improve the adhesion of plastisol based heat transfers.
3893 Transfer Adhesive will greatly improve the elongation properties of most transfers when properly used and applied.
Gelation Temperature: 240°F to 260°F (116°C to 127°C). It is important that the inks are only gelled in the dryer and not totally cured or fused. Over gellation or curing may result in poor adhesion and/or poor release from the transfer paper. Exact gellation temperature must be determined by testing. The optimum time/temperature cycle will vary with the amount of ink deposited and the type of heat source used. Test dryer temperatures before beginning a production run. Wash test the applied product.
The 3893 Tranfer Adhesive should be printed last, without modification through an 86 t/ in (33 t/cm) Mesh. The 3893 Transfer Adhesive should cover and overlap all previously printed colors by a minimum 1/16” (1.6 mm). Gel the 3893 Transfer Adhesive at 240°F to 260°F (116°C to 127°C). Note that the 3893 Transfer Adhesive should be stirred well before each use.
Application Temperature: 325°F (163°C). Pre-heat synthetic fabrics for 3-seconds before applying transfers.
Application Time: 4 - 8 Seconds and peel warm or cold depending on the type of transfer paper used.
Application Pressure: Medium (40lbs.)
3893 Transfer Adhesive will tend to settle when stored for any length of time. It is highly recommended that the adhesive be stirred well prior to each use. If the product does settle, please mix the adhesive well using a good mixer and mixing blade. Properly mixed, product should perform as expected.
Adding any reducers or additives can lower the bleed resistance, opacity, or increase cure times of ink. STIR the ink prior to printing on press and after addition of reducers or additives.
Test dryer temperatures and wash test printed product before and during a production run.