What Is Digital Transfer Printing?

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Digital transfer printing is a fast and very easy way to print individual, multi-colored and photo-realistic motifs on textiles through a heat press machine. This printing process is most often used for T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, tops, etc. It pays off even with small quantities or individual items and impresses with its extremely high quality.

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This is how digital transfer printing works

First, any motif is printed on a special transfer material. Then it can be contour cut if necessary. Finally, the motif is applied to textiles using a transfer press with high pressure and temperature. Finished.

Printable flex film

A well-known transfer material is the flex foil. As a rule, this film consists of PU (polyurethane) and has a ” rubbery ” effect. Flex foils are available in a wide variety of colors, but also as a printable version. We have three different printable flex foils:

PoliFlex 4030

This white flex film is suitable for both light and dark textiles. It is also certified according to the Oeko-Tex 100 standard and can be washed with color and mild detergents up to 80 ° C.

PoliFlex 4010 blackout

This white flex film is also suitable for light and dark textiles. It also has a blackout coating as an intermediate layer. This prevents the color of the textiles from showing through. This Blockout-Flex can only be washed up to 40 ° C with color and mild detergents.

PoliFlex 4625

This flex film is transparent and therefore only suitable for white textiles. In contrast to the other transfer materials, the motif is printed in mirror image on this film and then applied to a textile with the print side. Color and mild detergents are washable up to 60 ° C.

The advantage of this transparent material: It is very thin and therefore looks like a direct print on a textile.

Printable flock film

In addition to the flex films, there are also flock films. These usually consist of viscose fibers (semi-synthetic man-made fibers, similar in composition to cotton) and feel velvety.

SolventFlock 5905

This flock film is suitable for light and dark textiles. It can be washed with color and mild detergents up to 40 ° C. Despite the velvety surface, the colors appear relatively brilliant and luminous.

Conclusion

With digital transfer printing, you can print a wide variety of textiles very quickly and easily. Even single items or small editions are inexpensive thanks to this process. And there is always the right material for various purposes.

If I have now piqued your interest and you would like a free test sample of one or the other transfer material, then simply write to us. We will be happy to send it to you.