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Transfer Printing

Digital T-shirt Printing

Transfer printing, or otherwise known as heat transfer printing, was first developed to adorn just ceramics. It was first invented in England in the 1750’s, and the process involved a steel or copper plate or roller that was engraved with a decorative element. The plate or roller would then be covered in ink and be applied over the preferred piece. It wasn’t until the 1940’s that the technique we know today was invented. Transfer printing is referred to as the technique in which you transfer an image onto the surface of a garment, permanently. The finish is similar to that other personalised printing, such as screen printing or cad cut, but what sets it apart is that it is exclusively the only technique to require heat to set the image. The image is first printed onto a high quality transfer paper and then heat transferred onto custom clothing.

Transfer printing equipment is usually not very expensive and it is perfect for complex images. Its high quality finish makes it ideal for custom sportswear and personalised t-shirts that have intricate designs. It usually is a slow process so it is not recommended for bulk printing, and it is not suitable for all fabrics as it requires the garments to be able to resist high temperatures.

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Everything you need to know to prep your files for print

The Benefits of Transfer Printing

Complex Designs
Is ideal for low quantities of complex designs, such as logos and photos
Digital Print
Designs can be complex as they are printed digitally, then set with a heat press
Great Price
Very cost effective for low quantities of complex designs (logos)
Perfect for workwear with colourful logos, images and multicoloured designs

File Handing Tips

  • If using pixel based images, make sure the resolution is at least 300 d.p.i.
  • Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) & Illustrator (.AI) are accepted
  • If using vector graphics, please make sure all text is converted to outlines

What to avoid

  • Images from the internet, they are usually of poor quality and may even be infringing copyright laws.
  • Low resolution files, like 72 d.p.i. Original artwork with hi-res is always better!

Transfer printing is a printing technique offering by many t-shirt printing uk companies as it is perfect for transferring intricate designs onto the personalised jumpers or customised t-shirts. This type of t-shirt printing omits any background colour leaving a very clean custom printed t-shirts that will make others jealous. With transfer printing you can design your own t-shirt or make your own hoodie. Custom t shirt transfers can be used for promotional printing for teams and clubs that are looking for personalised clothing to represent them. Our handpicked selection of custom clothing featuring Bella Canvas, Gildan, B&C, and Fruit of the Loom is perfect for any promotional clothing that needs custom printing. Whether you are looking for hoodie printing, personalised vest tops, or custom jumpers then online t-shirt printing is the best way to do it. Another use for transfer printing is for polo shirt printing but using them for corporate clothing isn’t as popular as using for personalised sportswear. After all, as we are a t-shirt printing uk agency, we can deliver your personalised t-shirts with transfer printing all over the UK, whether you are in Southampton, Edinburgh, Swansea, or Liverpool. And if you are in a hurry and can’t wait to get your personalised t-shirts, when you are in luck because we offer express t-shirt printing! Just get in touch!

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