A great option for those looking for quality print and cost-effective.
How it works
Line design is made for cutting. The production team works on your design, adding a vector cutline to your design by hand so it can be read by the Roland VersaWorks cutter/printer as the CAD plotline.
Digital full-colour transfer printing is the process of printing images and transfers onto fabrics and garments. After we do the line design, we print your design in high resolution, score it via computer and manually weed it.
“Weeding” describes the process of peeling away any part of the transfer that isn’t needed, like the insides of letters, to remove any negative space from your design.
An industrial heat press is used to permanently affix the weeded vinyl to the garment. Once the transfer has been cut, printed and weeded, it is then pressed with heat to permanently attach the image to your garment.
- High-resolution prints. We can create beautiful, high-res designs for print and transfer to the garment of your choice.
- Printing of photographic designs. There is no colour limitation, and pictures and intricate designs can even be added to the garment.
- Vibrant colours. We print designs onto a white backing before cutting them, which allows for increased vibrancy of colours.
- A large range of materials can be applied. Digital transfers can be printed on a variety of textures, such as polo shirts, and almost all types of fabric such as cotton, polyester, nylon, poly-cotton, lycra, etc.
- Does not need set-up. There is no need to set up any equipment; we just need your design and we can print.
- Not the best option for bulk order. Digital transfers are usually done slowly. Therefore, it is not the best choice for bulk or larger orders. Also, transfers cost more for large orders, as the process requires a lot more labour.
- The quality of the garment matters. Some garments have to be able to withstand higher temperatures.
- For designs with one colour, vinyl transfers may be better suited.
- Exact colour matching is not possible.
- The type of design also matters. Due to the cutting process, digital transfer is not best for designs with rough or jagged outlines, or those that fade out into transparencies. In general, some types of designs may not be suited to this method, as it depends greatly on the quality of the design itself.
Want to discuss if digital transfer can provide the results you are after?