What is heat transfer? Heat transfer printing is a new method of printing patterns on various materials, especially suitable for making a small number of personalized and customized products, as well as printing patterns containing full-color images or photos. The principle is to print the digital pattern on the transfer paper with special transfer ink through the printer, and then transfer the pattern accurately to the commodity surface with high temperature and pressure by the special transfer machine to complete the commodity printing.
It can be used in any relative plane material, such as leather, textile cloth, plexiglass, metal, plastic, crystal, wood products, copperplate paper, etc. for one-time multi-color, any complex color and transition color printing. It does not need plate making, color matching and complex drying procedures, and will not cause damage to the material. Since the product was launched on the market , won high praise from people in various industries, and the number of factory customers for secondary purchase is increasing.
Heat transfer technology can also use a variety of different transfer materials to achieve different printing effects, the most important are film transfer and sublimation transfer.
Film transfer printing
The transfer paper transferred by glue film contains gum, and then the gum pattern is printed on the commodity surface by high temperature and high pressure. Imported transfer paper and ink, the printed glial pattern is very thin, and breathable, non stick, non crack, washable and not fall off; unlike many domestic transfer paper, the printed glial pattern is thick, and often has the defects of stick and crack. 100% cotton clothes are printed by film transfer technology.
Sublimation transfer is a new generation of technology, using special sublimation ink and sublimation transfer paper. The pattern printed on the goods will not produce gum. If transferred to the clothes, the ink is directly sublimated into the clothes fiber, the fastness is the same as that of cloth dyeing, and the color is sharp, more suitable for colorful patterns. For example, the fast sweatshirt and physical comfortable shirt are heat sublimation transfer technology.
Hot transfer products
Not all products can be printed with heat transfer printing, which involves heat resistance, smoothness and other factors. Due to the continuous progress of technology, the products that have been developed by using heat transfer technology include: clothes, cloth bags, hats, pillows, mugs, tiles, watches, mouse pads, coasters, calendars, medals, flags and so on.