Digital printing technology has greatly advanced in the past couple of decades, with benefits that include a quicker turnaround time and lower overall costs, especially for smaller runs. Before the actual printing, however, various plastic transformation processes provide useful and innovative products and solutions for digital printers that serve several markets including the automotive industry.
Transfer paper is used in textiles and arts or crafts projects. Often, an ink-jet or other printer is used to print an image on the paper. Then a heat press can transfer the image onto clothing, canvas, or other surface.
Transfer papers now existmostly for textiles, including elastic fabrics used for making sportswear and swimming suits, and for natural fiber fabrics such as cotton, silk, linen, and wool.