Heat Transfer

Heat transfer is the process of printing onto special transfer paper and using a heat press to transfer it onto a shirt. Heat transfer is a similar process as direct-to-garment or screenprinting, but does not carry the same high cost or messy set up. Much like the old iron-ons you could buy at craft stores, these transfers are kind of like stickers, meaning the image will lie on top of the shirt and has a different texture than the surrounding material. Unlike those old iron-ons, these are professional-quality transfers with vivid colors and durability similar to that of screenprint.

Heat Transfers can be applied to many clothing items, as well as novelty items such as mouse pads, puzzles, license plates, etc. The application is virtually unlimited! Depending on the type of transfer you choose, you can customize the softness, the vibrancy of color, the glossiness and the thickness of the background.

While it is possible to use a home iron to apply heat transfers, it is generally not recommended as it requires appropriate combinations of temperature, pressure, time for transfers to be bonded properly and different items usually require different treatments. Commercial/industrial heat presses provide precise control on all three factors of heat transfer application process.

As the name suggested, heat transfer application requires the material be heated in order to form permanent bond between textile/media and the transfer. Before requesting your logo to be heat transfered, please carefully check the fabric care instruction of your items, to ensure that it is able to withstand heat at 300 farenheit and above. If in doubt, please always bring extra material for testing before production. Failure to do so may result in damage of your items and unfortunately Save On Stitch Inc. cannot be held resposible since it's impossible for us to have experience with every type of textile.