Waterslide HT FAQs

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  • Switch on your device.
  • Go into the Calibration Menu, select “Reg. Adjust” and confirm to correct the color registration.
  • Print a test design, preferably, with the primary colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black/White.

Use the side or Multi-Purpose Tray when printing Transparency.

Generally, all common file formats can be used when printing with a White Toner OKI printer on to our transfer media.


However, we recommend printing from CorelDraw. CorelDraw can import most of the popular file formats.

For example, you can create and save your designs in any Adobe program or create and print directly from CorelDraw.

Printing detailed designs from Photoshop requires more effort and is only possible with high-end graphic computers.

A worn drum may lead to poor toner coverage.

When the message “Image drum near end of life” appears, we recommend that you observe the print quality of the respective color closely and to have a spare drum ready just in case.



If you have worked with a different print mode, other than transparent foil, turn off your printer completely for at least 20 Minutes before printing on A-Foil.


This problem is generally caused by clogged or dirty print heads. Check your printer manual for instructions on how to do a head cleaning. If you have performed the cleaning process and you are still having issues, contact your printer manufacturer.

Please try re-saving the file by using a different software, for example: Illustrator, Photoshop or CoralDraw.

Before Use:

Make sure that the press has reached the set temperature on the heat plate. Leave your Swing-Away press closed until the lower metal plate is hot to the touch.


Only with sufficient heat on both plates, can you get consistent results. We advise that you keep your Heat Press in the closed position when not in use. This keeps the Lower Plate hot and ready for your next application

Tips & Tricks:

Extremely Soft silicone pads may lead to problems in the separation of A- and B- Media.


If the upper and the lower plate of the heat presses are not touching each other in a pure vertical movement, but also partially in a horizontal (slide) movement, this may lead to an incomplete transfer of the B-Coating to the A-Foil, espe­cially by large, full-scale designs or pictures. This might happen due to a mechanical fault, where the closing device is worn out, loosened or defect.

Always place the transfer media in the middle of your heat press.


Some heat presses do not have uniform heat & pressure distribution on the edges. The further you go to the edges, the more likely processing errors will occur, due to this lack of pressure on and around these areas.


Otherwise, cold air will flow under the media and will cause the transfer to cool down rapidly. If the media cools down too fast, parts of the design may transfer from your A- media to the B paper which is not desired.


A too fast separation may lead to torn-out areas on round edges or other critical areas in your design.


The media remains flat on the press and the separation works perfectly.


While opening the press or removing the textile from your press, it may happen that the corners of the A-Foil lift up from the fabric. This leads to undesired hot-peeling and to incomplete and faulty edges.

If you remove the Transfer Media while still warm, it will lead to an incomplete and faulty transfer.


I want to use my Laser Printer to transfer images to stone (Travertine). What are my options?


I would suggest Multitrans, if you can use a suitable press, like FOREVER 728, which is able to save much heat and is equipped with high power consumption (at least 2.000 Watts), to produce enough heat. The result will be a professional, scratch resistant surface.

Travertine should be able to cope with temperatures about 150 Centigrades or more.

If you own a cheaper press, you should use Waterslide. The surface will be professional, but not complete scratch resistant.

A transfer is made up of a carrier paper or transparent foil and inks. When heated to a certain temperature and pressed with a significant  amount of pressure for a certain amount of time, the transfer inks are passed over to the printable surface.

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