Beginners Guide to Apply Heat Transfers

How Does Heat Transfer Works 

Welcome to the world of ready-to-press transfers. If you are new to the world, and looking for the best how-to advice for working with heat transfers, then you are in the right place! Here is our complete beginner’s guide to using heat transfers, and I am here to show you how to use heat transfers to help you start making it!

Heat transfers are the fastest and easiest transfer to use. It takes only 10 to 12 seconds to actually apply an image onto a garment. The printed color is transferred through heat, which converts the plastisol ink into the garment appeal. The heat coupled with pressure causes the glue to melt and penetrate the interior of the substrate, creating a permanent color bond. Once the heat is removed, the inks return to a solid form. And the process is complete.
With our heat transfers print solution, the hot melt glue is embedded in the substrate or fabric, rather than printed images on the surface, the fabric won’t fade or crack even after multiple washes.

To apply for heat press transfers, you will need a commercial heat press that can provide at least  12 lbs of pressure and 320-350° F of heat. Some customers have trouble transferring because the small heat press machines they buy can’t provide enough pressure and heat.