With the aid of modern technology, it is now very easy and simple to design your own t-shirt or other clothing. There are various methods you can use like screen printing, custom embroidery, and heat transfer. However wanting personalized design for your garments does not have to be expensive. There are companies who can to just what you want! But anyway, it would be nice to know more about the processes before trying one of the methods. Heat transfer is the subject for now.
Heat transfer is such a time saver and a much cheaper process. Companies and businessmen are opting for this as a way to make more profits in the long run. Here are the materials being used in heat transfer printing and how they work.
This is often used by giant industries. It works for light and dark colored fabric. For the light ones, inkjet heat transfer paper is transparent where white cannot be printed. For dark color designs, the image is being placed on the background before being printed. The paper is white in color and you don’t need to flip it horizontally.
This method of heat transfer printing is slowly gaining popularity in the industry. A dye sublimation printer is being used on polymer coated substrates. The substrate can be some light colored material or it can just simply be white. The dye sublimation process is highly suggested for polymer and cotton mixed fabric. The polymer percentage must not be lower than 50%. This also works on microfiber fabric and nylon. Dye sublimation often gives the most amazing printing result. The finished design is very smooth and polished. You can’t even feel the print if you run your hands upon it. The ink being used is translucent and white fabric is the perfect compliment. Grey or ash fabric comes second best.
Heat transfer printing can be used on a variety of fabric on other surfaces where ordinary printing methods do not work. The only secret is to find the perfect compliments when it comes to substrate and colors. After that, you can expect the best printing result. This is very eco friendly and has a wide range of convenience.