Transfer printing is ideal for short print runs with no set up costs
Heat transfer printing has traditionally been a easy method of decorating textiles with a simple colour design or text. There are no set up costs and it's easy to apply on most types of material and textiles. This makes it the ideal process for customising sports kits with individual names and numbers or for one-off promo t-shirts for a stag/hen do etc.
Technological advances have opened up new possibilities for this type of printing with the introduction of print & cut printers. These enable us to produce photographic quality images and are perfect for the application of full colour logos, lettering, designs and numbers to almost every type of workwear, promotional or leisurewear garments.
Our most popular heat transfer printed clothing
Available in 21 Colours
Awdis Just Cool Wicking Vest
Available in 8 Colours
Quadra 7 litre Gymsac
Available in 13 Colours
Regatta Dover Waterproof Insulated Jacket
Available in 2 Colours
UC801 Sleeveless Safety Waist Coat
Available in 1 Colours
Result Unwashed Fine Line Cotton Cap
Available in 24 Colours
Hi-Vis 2-Band-And-Braces Waistcoat (hvw100)
Vinyl transfer printing
Vinyl transfer film is perfect for printing onto light or dark colour garments including t-shirts, waterproof jackets, caps, bags and safety wear. If you require individual names, initials or numbers applied to your clothing, vinyl heat transfer is the ideal choice for printing single or two colour designs.
Vinyl film is incredibly versatile, easy to apply and is available in a wide range of colours and a number of finishes including flock, fluorescent, metallic and glitter effects which are also suited for other applications.
Plotting the artwork
The heat transfer printing process starts by connecting a computer to a plotter used to cut vinyl via special software. A small rotating blade in the plotter traces the design and cuts to the depth of the clear backing, not all the way through the film.
Cutting out the design
Once the vinyl media has been removed from the cutter it has to be weeded out where the waste material is separated from the positive artwork in preparation for the next stage of the process
Heat pressing the vinyl
The cut-outs are placed on top of the garment and then a heat press is used to bond the vinyl design onto the fabric underneath with a combination of fairly high pressure and heated pads. The result is the vinyl design remains on the garment.
Vinyl transfer print pricing
If you require individual names, initials or numbers printed onto your clothing see the table for print pricing. There are no setup costs involved, however vinyl transfer printing is more suited to short runs as the price per garment can be more expensive due to the production process.
Every blank (undecorated) garment has it’s own cost which you can refer to on the relevant product detail page which obviously needs to be added to the print price. You can always get a quick vinyl printing quote from us if you prefer
Custom vinyl heat transfer printing prices are based on:
- Type of garment to be printed
- Total quantity of garments
- The number of print locations
|Type of Transfer||Cost (£)|
|Individual small names||£1.85|
|Name on back of shirt||£2.50|
|Number on back of shirt||£2.85|
|Name & number on back of shirt||£5.00|
Full colour digital heat transfers
Digital transfer printing is perfect for decorating light or dark colour garments with full colour designs or brand logos that contain gradients and is a great solution for cost effective production of personalised clothing. We can decorate almost any fabric including workwear & sportswear, caps, bags and other textile accessories.
The print & cut printer we use prints in 4 colours (CMYK) like a standard desktop inkjet printer and special effects can be achieved with metallic silver ink which is ideal for creating striking effects on your clothing adding luxurious accents and premium value.
Print & cut the artwork
The first stage of digital transfer printing involves a desktop inkjet print & cut machine which is used to print your design onto special ultra thin print media then cut it out
Weed out & stick
The printed transfer is left to dry then the waste material is weeded out from the positive artwork and then stuck to standard application tape in preparation for the next stage
Heat pressing the transfer
The transfer is placed on top of the garment and pressed with medium pressure for about 20 seconds which bonds the transfer to the garment
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Get a heat transfer printing quote
Please fill out the enquiry form providing as much detail as you can and any images or artwork that's required.