Transfer printing differs from flocking in its method of applying the visual. Where flocking requires cutting on vinyl paper, transfer prints the visual on a special paper to then be affixed to the textile using a heat press. Ideal for personalizing large runs of clothing, transfer printing allows you to obtain excellent results on designs with a lot of detail.
Everything you need to know about transfer printing
The transfer method is one of the most used for rapid and efficient personalization of various textiles and can be carried out in different ways:
- THE transfer by screen printing : high temperature transfer process carried out after printing inks on an intermediate sheet of paper.
- THE DTF transfer (Direct to Film) : four-color reproduction of complex patterns on a plastic film, then depositing a thin layer of powder glue to carry out the hot transfer.
- THE iron-on transfer : visual printed on an adhesive sheet
Personalization by transfer allows you to print high-resolution visuals and apply only the ink of the design to the textile. This technique offers a very qualitative result and allows you to create original logos without obtaining this relief effect.
Contrary to flocking which only allows monochrome or two-color printing, the transfer allows four-color printing, for a very high quality visual with lots of detail.
The hot transfer technique allows you to personalize all types of supports, even the most complex ones such as pants, aprons, caps, shirts or even luggage.
Transfer, for infinite textile customization possibilities
- Customization of personalized clothing or accessories for special occasions
- Transfer printing to carry out an advertising campaign
- Creation of fashion accessories
- Production of clothing for the creation or development of a brand