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So, I've been getting top platen edge lines on my golf towels.  Coastal recommends foam pad under towel smaller than platen so the edges don't hit the towel.

 

Do I need any special foam or could I get something at like Hobby Lobby or Joanns?  I could order it from coastal but I don't want to wait  :)

 

Thanks all

 

Joe

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There is a foam kit from Conde. I can't tell what kind of foam it is but there is a good sized roll and you cut your sizes from it. So far it seems to be able to withstand more than one use. I have only used it a a few times though so I don't have a good experience to pull from. 

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I use the green foam from Joanns. They have different thickness but the one I use is about 3/8". Works great with the heat.

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ohhh while you are at it you might as well get the green rubber for glass and the nomex pad for tiles - make it an order

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ohhh while you are at it you might as well get the green rubber for glass and the nomex pad for tiles - make it an order

 

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I use the green foam from Joanns. They have different thickness but the one I use is about 3/8". Works great with the heat.

jcart, can you post us a pic of the green foam you use. I have seen it at Joann's but wasn't sure it was heat proof

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On 3/10/2015 at 3:31 AM, TT57 said:

jcart, can you post us a pic of the green foam you use. I have seen it at Joann's but wasn't sure it was heat proof

I purchased the green foam from JoAnn's and although it works for HTV transfers (300-320°), it does NOT work for Dye Sublimation, which is 400°. After pressing a garment with a Dye Sublimation and opening the heat press, the green foam had melted flat in a few places, so it's NOT heat resistant like the Vapor Kits advertise.

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Even heat resistant stuff has a melting point. :)

And did it say heat resistant on the package? The green foam I'm looking at online doesn't mention resistant, only fire retardant, meaning it won't burn easily.

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