Guardian Calenders

Guardian Calenders are an affordable, easy to use solution for all your dye sublimation paper transfer
 and direct-to-fabric applications. The Guardian calender's intuitive design makes for quick and easy use, maintenance and cleaning, thus saving time on production. Solid, all steel construction provides high quality performance and ensures Guardian Calenders are built to last.


  • All steel component construction
  • Low electrical consumption of 6000w
  • Temperature accuracy controlled by a precision
 Infra-red sensor ensuring consistency during
 the entire transfer process
  • Heat is supplied by a specially engineered
 Infra-red lamp providing even temperatures when running pieces or roll-to-roll
  • Fast warm-up and cool down times save
 energy and labor
  • Nomex felt belt with a Kevlar reinforced center
 for added durability.
  • Mechanically adjusted belt without compressed air; the belt does not need adjustment before, during or after the transfer process

Temperature Control

  • Temperature is adjustable up to 220°C (428°F)
  • Exposure Time: Can be adjusted from 25 to 180 seconds.

Control Panel

  • Temperature selection and control.
  • Selection of exposure time and speed.
  • Forward, Stop, Reverse
  • Safety reset.

Safety Features

Guardian Calenders include safety features engineered to provide a safe working environment for the operator:

  • Plexiglass Front Cover: Protects the user from the feed mechanism and the risk of burns; also protects the felt belt and drive system from being damaged by foreign objects.
  • Emergency Stop Buttons: Two (2) emergency stop buttons are located in the front and rear of the calender.
  • System Override: If any of the safety features are activated, the user must press the reset button to reengage the calender.
  • Thermo Isolation: All exposed surfaces have been thermo isolated to protect the user from the risk of burns while operating the calender.


Maximum working width67'' (1680 mm)
Maximum temperature428°F (220°C)
Diameter of the heating cylinder10" (250 mm)
Heating systemInfra-red
Heating time from room temperature at 200°C30 min.
Digital display of temperatureYes
Driving belt materialNomex© reinforced by Kevlar for added durability
Speed Exposure time 40 seconds71 yd / hr - 1.18 yd / min65 m / hr - 1.08 m / min
Speed Exposure time 90 seconds18 yd / hr - 0.30 yd / min17 m / hr - 0.29 m / min
Reverse operationYes
User protectionSafety cover in front of the rollers with safety switches and reset button on the control panel
Exhaust fume extraction2 extraction pipes diameter 2" (50mm) linked to both ends of the machine to vacuum smoke and vapors produced during sublimation
Number of self locking mandrels included6 universal mandrels, 3 feed, 3 take-up
Maximum material feed roll dimensionUpper position 10" (250 mm)
Mid front position 10" (250 mm)
Low front position 10" (250 mm)
Maximum Roll Weight66 Lbs. (30kg.)
Power6000 W
Power AdaptorPlug L6-30P, Receptacle L6-30R
Voltage208V / 50Hz - 60Hz Single Phase
AmperesMax. 28 Amperes
Dimension of the machineW 81" x D 38" x H 61" / W 208 x D 96 x H 155 cm
Weight of the Machine1060 Lbs (480 kg)
Dimension of the shipping crateW 86" x D 37" x H 66" / W 218 x D 93 x H 170 cm
Shipping Weight1322 Lbs (600 kg)
CE Approved / RoHS CompliantYes
WarrantyOne year parts warranty

Guardian Calender Production Table and
Receptacle for Pre-cut Pieces

Tensioning of paper

Paper Tension is adjustable with the tension adjustment knob located on the table paper feed mandrel (Fig. C)

Benefits of the production table

  • The table is removable, allowing for roll-to-roll or piece production.
  • Ideal for the production of sportswear and garments using stretchable or non-stretchable fabric.
  • Works with tacky or non-tacky paper.

Feeding paper and pre-cut pieces

  • Transfer paper can be loaded and tensioned on the front of the table using the transfer paper feed mandrel. (Fig. A)
  • The roll feeding guide assists in feeding paper flat into the calender. (Fig. B)
  • Printed paper is kept in contact with pre-cut pieces by the pressure bar.

Connecting the table to the calender

  • The table is designed to quickly attach and detach from the calender, allowing the operator to seamlessly switch between roll-to-roll and piece production. (Fig. D)

Receptacle for pre-cut pieces

  • Easily attaches and detaches to the back of the calender for receiving cut pieces after the sublimation process is complete.
  • When not in use, the receptacle can be folded for storage. (Fig. E)