Heat Transfer Paper
Printed designs are transferred to cotton shirts and other cotton blend materials using heat transfer paper. An inkjet or laser printer is used to print the design onto heat transfer paper. Once the printed sheet has been applied to your T-shirt, press it using a heat press (in certain cases, an iron can do, but heat presses offer the most accurate results). The image adheres well to the fabric after you peel off the paper.
Transfer paper is a great way to personalise cotton t-shirts, sweatshirts, umbrellas (cotton parasole), bags, aprons and much more. The images you choose to transfer can be purely for fun or be used to promote your business, the choice is yours. With transfer paper you can transfer any image which can be printed to fabric, including digital photos, artwork, doodles, signatures, logos and so on.
There is no cross-compatibility between heat transfer papers and inkjet or laser printers. For this reason, inkjet transfer paper is necessary if you have an inkjet printer. A laser printer will require laser transfer paper.
Inkjet Transfer Papers
The transfer sheet is usually placed ink-side down on T-shirts or fabrics and ironed (without steam) onto them. When adhesive-based transfers are removed after cooling, they give off a glossy effect. A matte effect is achieved by peeling it off while it is still hot.
It is suitable for 100% cotton, cotton/poly blend fabrics. This paper is manufactured in the USA and is without doubt the best long lasting type of NEW generation Transfer Paper available. Try some today and you will be amazed at its performance. Will not crack, will not fade, will not peel……..it will outlast the T-Shirt.
Laser Heat Transfer Paper
Using a laser printer, images are printed using dry toner powder, not liquid ink. Toner lasts much longer than ink – you can get thousands of prints from a single toner cartridge. Despite the initial cost of laser printers being higher, they often pay for themselves over the long run since you aren’t buying ink cartridges frequently. Additionally, laser printers do not dry up as the ink in inkjet printers do.