Iron-on Heat Transfer For T-shirts
Custom T Shirts Printing

Iron-on Heat Transfer For T-shirts [2021]

The sports season is arriving by mid-September onwards, and whether you are a sports fan or not, there will be a festive atmosphere all around. AFL and NRL finals buzz the sportsman spirit across Australia and invite amazing musicians and rock stars to engage the audience before and after the matches.

T-shirts once again will become the most favorite clothing for both genders this year. The football fans will definitely grab a shirt of their favorite team to show support or look fantastic in their friend’s circle. There is a range of brands and online outlets which bombard you with ugly designs in the name of trends. Let me give you a fabulous solution to design your unique shirt. We always look after your interests and your need to get all the limelight using innovative ideas that resolve your issues.

Iron-on Heat Transfer
Iron-on Heat Transfer

In the following article, we will introduce you to the most fabulous fashion idea for 2021 by using iron-on transfer for your tee shirt to look absolutely easy, unique and out of this world.

What Are Iron-on Transfers?

The iron-on transfer is a method of transfer image printing on the Tee shirt using iron and paper as a medium. It is a fun way to custom design your t-shirt with straightforward steps. It enjoys creative ideas to dress up your unique T-shirt with primary level effort and miraculous results. You need a transfer paper, printer, a Tee to print on, and iron to complete the whole process. So now we will give a step-by-step tour to use this technique to actualize your custom printed shirt idea into a reality.

Iron-on Heat Printing Method
Iron-on Heat Printing Method

Suggested Read: Your Guide to Heat Transfer Printing

Choose A Design

When you decide to make a custom t-shirt for yourself to amplify the football fever, your shirt’s design should be super cool. You can make your own design or pick an image or graphic of your choice from the available online options. Now the second step is to print the design on the transfer paper, which in simple words, is paper coated with wax on one side. Finally, use a printer to scale and fix your favorite image/design size about the size of your Tee shirt.

Heart Shaped Football on Fire
Heart Shaped Football on Fire

Transfer Paper Printing [Reverse Image]

You can get the transfer printing sheet in various sizes and dimensions. You have to place the design within the printable area shown on the screen for reviewing your design size. The most important thing to remember is to print your selected design in reverse. When it transfers on the shirt, it turns out in an original position.

Heat Transfer Printing Machine
Heat Transfer Printing Machine

The image below shows the standard graphic placement areas for tee shirt printing. But since you are customizing the print, you can creatively use any space to iron-on print on your tee.

Fabric Colour

The fabric color selection should be considered according to the choice of design. I am explaining a rule of thumb for you. Hence, you understand the basic principle of the selection of the fabric of tee shirt color.

Different Colors of T-shirt
Different Colors of T-shirt

This golden rule is called Contrast. For example, if you choose a yellow shirt to print a sunflower picture on it, I would call it the wrong selection. But if you replace the yellow shirt with a blue Tee, it will turn out bright and perfect. The same rule applies to the design selection of photos or graphics; for example, if your friends asked you to make an iron transfer t-shirt for them. And to give you a black shirt to use, you must pick up bright contrasting colors instead of deeper mute tones.

Design Printed on T-Shirt through Iron-on Transfer
Design Printed on T-Shirt through Iron-on Transfer

Also Read: Your Guide to Colour Separating for Custom T-Shirt Printing

Pre-application Process [Washing And Ironing]

Before you start pasting the iron-on transfer sheet on the tee-shirt, it is recommended to wash a shirt if you just ordered or bought it to make your custom design. Because if you get pure cotton or even the cotton blend, it might shrink on the first wash, so it is good to be on the safe side. Wash it well and then iron it to make sure that there are no creases on the shirt area where you will transfer your lovely design. 

Pre-application Process [Washing And Ironing]
Pre-application Process

Iron-On Transfer

The final step is to carefully place the transfer sheet on the shirt where you want it to be. Preheat the iron and then begin ironing from the middle to the edge of the transfer paper in a small circular motion. Press it with nominal pressure, which helps the design stick well on the fabric; keep doing it for 3-4 minutes and let the shirt cool for a while. Here is your quick iron-on transfer tee shirt ready to wear on the friend’s hangout to flaunt the new craft.

Iron-On Transfer
Iron-On Transfer

Final Words

The iron-on transfer method to create your customized and unique tee-shirt is an easy and enjoyable process to innovate and show your friends your sense of uniqueness and talent. Especially in the upcoming football season, the Football tee shirts are available everywhere with gruesome design options. This article will tell you to custom design your shirt using the iron-on transfer process at home. Read more on Wikipedia.

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