Heat Transfer – printing on challenging surfaces
The thermal transfer labeling technique transfers the logotype – graphic motive – onto the material with use of heat and pressure. A special transfer paper with the design is prepared first, then graphic pattern is transferred to the labeled surface with use of a heat-producing press machine. Average temperature for this process is about 150 ° C.
This kind of a printing technique is used mostly as an alternative for screen printing. It may be applied to “difficult characteristics” fabrics, that could melt at high temperatures (required to cure the paint in screen-printing process). It also lets to print in unusual places such as collars, pockets, caps, etc.
The advantages of thermal transfer:
Clean and straight print edges:
– this technique ensures high color saturation, so prints are in high resolution.
– thermal transfer is capable of multi-color printing in the way that is not reachable by traditional screen printing techniques. The image is characterized by a very high color fidelity.
– Using thermal transfer material Seal makes printing is stable for years.
– heat and pressure makes thermo transferred prints very long lasting
– Due to the high quality of all external and internal edges of the artwork this great printing method enables precise and aesthetic application of even small and complex logos.