How to Press Work Shirts or Overalls Like a Supastar

(100% Cotton or Blends)


Set Temperature and Time

  • 290F (140C)
  • 10 seconds

Load a Test Garment

If possible, slip the platen through the garment so there is only one layer of fabric on top. This will improve contact and speed things up! Otherwise, lay the garment on top of the platen, avoiding pockets and zips underneath.


Set Pressure

  • Manual Press: Tighten dial until the press won’t close. Loosen dial progressively until the press closes.
  • Hotronix and Geo Knight: 8-9
  • Pneumatic Press: 40-50 PSI

Pre Press: 8-10 Seconds

Prepressing releases moisture from the garment ensuring good contact. Repeat this step until there is no steam.


Place Supacolor

Position the transfer on the garment. Lay teflon sheet or parchment paper over the Supacolor.


Press 12-15 Seconds


Peel Immediately

Hot peel immediately from a corner in one smooth motion. Peel with confidence and without hesitation. Hold down tee with your free hand for better control.


Post Press 2-4 Seconds

Use a teflon sheet or parchment to seal the edges of the Supacolor.

  • Always test press on a spoiled or old polyester garment to dial in your press before pressing your production.
  • Supacolor always gives you spares so you can dial in your press.
  • Supacolor not sticking when you peel? Increase pressure and peel quickly within 2 seconds of lifting press, keep transfer a clear distance from pockets and seams.
  • Still won’t peel easily? Repress for 4 seconds then try from a different corner.
  • These instructions are your default starting point, settings may vary for different garments and presses.