How To Heat Print on a Waterproof Bag

This blue waterproof bag from SanMar was successfully heat printed with FoilTEK Metallic Silver.

This blue waterproof bag from SanMar was successfully heat printed with FoilTEK Metallic Silver.

SanMar recently sent Jason Murphy of GroupeSTAHL Sales Alliance a new waterproof bag, also known as a “dry bag.” This product has recently been launched and they sent it to him to discover the best decorating options to recommend to their customers. The bag has a hang tag that states not to exceed heat exposure of 250 degrees. They recommend air dry screen printing and do not recommend embroidery. So we thought, why not heat printing? We’ve already tested our Stahls’ TEK printable media on other hard to print items with great success. Jason was successful with heat printing on this new waterproof item. Here are the photos! Here are the application steps they used:

  1. Heat at 245 Degrees,  covered with a flexible application pad.
  2. Press for 10 Seconds
  3. Peel Cold
  4. Cover with Flexible Application Pad
  5. Print for an additional 5 Seconds

 

Our new leg and sleeve platen made it easy to pull the bag over the lower platen on the Hotronix Fusion.

Our new leg and sleeve platen made it easy to pull the bag over the lower platen on the Hotronix Fusion.

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