Excalibur

General Types of Transfers


Hot Split / Puff Transfers: These are very popular heat transfers. After transferring they have a very soft hand and they resemble a soft screen print. The term Hot Split means that the release paper is peeled away hot. This will split the ink film leaving some on the transfer paper and the rest on the fabric.

Hot Peel Transfers: Hot peel transfers are designed to have a very soft hand and are very opaque. They are designed not to split but rather to release the entire ink film when peeled warm or hot. The fact that the hot peel transfers will release most of the ink film greatly increases the opacity.

Glitter / High Gloss Transfers: These transfers are used as cold peel and they are usually screen printed with a glitter powder ink and/or metallic inks. These types of heat transfers have a high gloss finish and a soft hand feel.

Sublimation Transfers: These transfers are made from sublimation dyes (inks) that will dye synthetic materials such as polyester, when you apply heat and pressure. During the transfer the dye turns into a gas which bonds with the synthetic fabric. Sublimation transfers can be screen or litho printed.

Litho Plastisol Transfers: A cold peel heat transfer system whereby the first colors are printed by lithography press (offset) and the design is then overprinted by screen printing with a plastisol ink coating.

Cold Peel Transfers: A cold peel heat transfer will deposit all of the ink onto the printed garment. These kinds of heat transfers usually have a rubbery feel. All cold peel transfers have great opacity. They are used with Superhold Powders or printable adhesive such as 841 and 842 which are covered over the plastisol to achieve great adhesion to synthetic fabrics. Cold Peel transfers can also be used for foil transfers as foil adheres well to the rubbery ink film.

Flock Transfers: A cold peel heat transfer that gives a very beautiful velvet finish. The heat transfer paper is supplied pre-flocked. A printable adhesive is screened onto the flock paper and a hot melt powder is then applied.