The Right Temperature
Ironing ties can damage ties if they are set at too high a temperature. Many newer irons offer settings based on material. Silk and polyester ties should be set no higher than 140 degrees Celsius. Wool ties can be ironed under 170 degrees Celsius.
Lay the Tie and Cover
Lay the tie on the flat surface and cover it full with a clean cotton cloth. A t-shirt or kitchen cloth both work well.
Iron the tie pressing slightly and working wrinkles from side to side. The less time spent ironing the tie, the better it will be, so be as efficient as possible.
Once the tie is ironed, let it hang for a little while. This will allow the tie to sit in a more natural position and settle.
Preventing wrinkles is the best way to make ironing ties easier. Always hang ties untied allowing the material to sit naturally.