Advantages of Using Heat Transfer Printing Technology for Shirts

sublimation process

The heat transfer process has become increasingly popular among t-shirt manufacturers and screen printers. Heat transfer designs are perfect for small orders and on-site printing. Customers can choose the size and color shirt they want and you can print it on demand. This allows you to sell t-shirts at a high profit margin while eliminating overstock of printed shirts. Instead of storing hundreds of t-shirts in your garage and waiting for someone to purchase them, you can just print t-shirts as the orders come in with a heat transfer t-shirt printing machine.

Firstly, do  you know how does heat transfer machine work?

First, an image is printed onto sublimation transfer paper rather than directly onto a t-shirt. The specially formulated transfer paper has a smooth surface that serves as a medium for the ink. The next step is to use the heat press machine to transfer the image from the paper to the t-shirt or other garment. Other products onto which you can imprint designs with a heat press machine include plates, mugs, and jigsaw puzzles. By using high temperature and heavy pressure for a certain amount of time, a heat transfer t-shirt printing machine permanently embeds an image onto a t-shirt.

sublimation heat transfer paper

There are many different types of sublimation heat transfer paper available. Some are designed for use at home with an iron, while others require the use of professional t-shirt printing machines. Using a heat press is recommended if you want to achieve professional results. A heat press applies instant, uniform, and consistent heat so you can produce high quality garments. Below are some of the advantages of using heat transfer machines.

  • Easy to operate
  • Less Messy 
  • High-efficiency
  • Low cost
  • High transfer rate