Let’s Get Flexible with Heat Transfer

Sep 24, 2019

Heat transfers provide options for detail, durability and a smooth finish.

Heat transfer is a modern way to decorate apparel and we do it right here – in-house. This method presses and applies pre-printed art onto the garment. The transferred material is digitally printed using the artwork you provide.

This process has been improved and refined over the years and is now a fantastic decoration option for several reasons. Heat transfers offer creative versatility. Since art is digitally printed, color ranges are LIMITLESS! Heat transfers are perfect for art with vivid colors and details that may get lost with embroidery. However, this method is also a great option with simple designs and single colors.

What is it GREAT for?

  • Vibrant full colored images
  • Small details in art
  • Small text
  • Ombré or gradients
  • Photographic images
  • Large imprint area at value price
  • Lightweight for application to thinner garments
  • 4-color process (CMYK) or spot color
  • No backing material = comfortable fit
  • Good choice for fabrics that may pucker
  • Access to locations that can’t be reached with embroidery hoop

Below are some examples of just a few possibilities for heat transfers. Call your Brand Ambassador to discuss what we can do with your brand!

This heat seal method provides a way to imprint the client’s logo in a very large but subtle (tonal) manner on lightweight polyester fabric on the side, as well as a large impression in a very atypical left chest decoration manner.
This example demonstrates some non-traditional placements that would present difficulties if screen printed on this stretchy fabric. The transfer is flexible and will move with the wearer of this athleisure garment.