In Vinyl Heat Transfer Printing, designs are cut out of colored vinyl sheets and then adhered to garments using heat and pressure. The heat activates an adhesive backing on the vinyl, allowing it to bond with the fabric.
When it comes to customized t-shirts for football teams or other sports, CAD Cut Vinyl heat transfer is the best option! Though this type of method is considered a printing technique, there is actually no real printing involved. With CAD cut transfers, a machine cuts out shapes and letters out of sheets of self-adhesive plastic or vinyl.
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The Process of Vinyl Heat Transfer Printing
How it Works?
This is a popular choice for customized t-shirts, printing by football teams and other sports teams, as it is ideal for printing numbers and names onto a single-colour design. This type of printing is the most popular for simple orders with high-impact designs.
Combed Cotton and Polyester garments print best with Vinyl Heat Transfer Printing
Our team works on your design and ensures that it has a clean vector cutline that can be read by the Roland cutter, The vinyl color of your choice is then loaded into the machine, and our computer scores your design perfectly.
Precise designs are created on a computer and then translated into vinyl sheets by a Plotting Machine
Designers harness the power of computer software to craft intricate and personalized designs. The Plotting Machine intricately cuts the design from colored vinyl sheets, following the exact specifications laid out in the digital design.
Vinyl Heat Transfer is the process of Weeding and transfer onto fabrics and garments
Your design is then manually weeded by our team, and is prepped for pressing. “Weeding,” is the process of removing parts of the transfer that are unnecessary in order to remove the negative space from your design. This includes the inside of letters.
Heat press is used to attach and permanently affix the weeded design to the garment
Once the cutting and weeding has taken place, the design is then pressed with an industrial heat press to attach the design t your garment permanently.
See what makes Vinyl Heat Transfer so popular
Advantages of Vinyl Heat Transfer Printing
Designs with Excellently Print Clean, Sharp Lines
A wide range of special effects is available thanks to the specialty vinyl media: gloss, metallic, reflective, fluoro and glitter effects can be chosen.
Low Setup Costs
Designs are completed very quickly for small quantity orders, and there are very low set-up costs.
High Quality Result on Almost Every Fabric
Vinyl Heat Transfer Printing has the ability to produce high quality results on almost any fabric type.
No Setup Cost For Repeat Order
When you repeat an order of a previous design, we don’t charge you a setup fee. Once you have done designs with us before, your design will be forever on file in case you need a new order done.
Suitable for Odd Surfaces like Hat or Sun Visor
Vinyl transfers can be used to print designs onto surfaces where usual methods are not able to reach like a hat or a sun visor.
Potential Limitations of Vinyl Heat Transfer Printing
What are the Possible Disadvantages?
Not good for bulk orders in terms of cost-effectiveness, due to the labor needs of the process.
Because of the cutting process, vinyl transfers are not the best choice for designs with rough, transparent or jagged lines.
Available colour choices are limited to the stock of vinyl that we have. Because of this, colour matches are not always possible.
Designs have to be supplied in vector format or converted before they can be cut.
Artwork must be supplied in or converted to a vector format before cutting can take place.
Artwork approvals are only provided for orders of 15 units and over.
Some amazing prints produced using Vinyl Heat Transfer Printing
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Which Printing Method is Best for you?
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Deciding on clothing and printing technique can be complicated. If you want to know more about printing methods, or to seek a quote from us, then please contact us via Quick Quote Form or by Email, and we will try to respond to your request within the shortest time frame possible – usually within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your request.