With flock sheets you can achieve a soft velvety texture.
By transferring this sheet to fabric or paper, you can create interesting prints that are fun to touch.
There are 12 colors available.
Let’s take a closer look on how to achieve this unique print.
Playing with Flock Sheets
Here is the artwork of a baby chick I will be using today.
Let’s see if the fluffy and soft touch can be achieved!
The chick’s feet were printed in advance using SURIMACCA ink (orange).
(1) Print with Adhesive
An adhesive (JAM’s adhesive is named “ホットバインダー Hot Binder”) is essential for transferring flock sheets.
Adhesives are a printable glue used for transferring flock sheets and foil films.
It melts when heated and hardens when cooled, which allows you to transfer flock sheets or foil film only on areas printed with the adhesive.
When transferring flock sheets, please print with the adhesive instead of ink.
When the adhesive is printed, let it dry thoroughly.
(2) Transfer Flock Sheet
Once the adhesive is dry, it’s time to transfer the flock sheet.
Cut the flock sheet a little larger than the size of the design.
Place the sheet on top so that the fluffy side of the sheet is in contact with the printed side.
Next, cover the printed area with a press cloth and iron.
*Use an iron set to 150°C (300°F), and apply firm pressure for about 20 seconds.
*If the flock sheet is placed on top of the regular ink, the flock may stick to it, so please be careful.
Do not remove the flock sheet immediately after ironing.
Allow the melted adhesive to cool down and harden for it to stick firmly onto the material.
When the surface has cooled down, peel off the flock sheet slowly.
The flock sheet has been transferred successfully. Now we have a fluffy chick!
Another good thing about flock transfer is that the color is not easily affected. Even on dark backgrounds such as black or navy, you can achieve a vivid print.
Flock transferred surfaces are sensitive to friction. Rubbing hard may cause the flocked surfaces to peel off.
When washing, it is most recommended to hand wash gently. If you are using a washing machine, please turn the print inside out and put it in a laundry net so that there will be less friction on the printed surface.