Polytran Custom Heat Transfers

Polytran is our most commonly purchased custom heat transfer system and is suitable for a wide range of fabric types, including cotton, polyester, poly-cotton blends and more.  It’s a powdered Plastisol heat transfer, which enhances the opacity of designs and makes them suitable for darker garments and fabrics.

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Polytran Heat Transfer Leadtimes

Our Polytran custom heat transfers are manufactured in the UK and are usually despatched within TWO working days of confirmation of the artwork and colour references.

Using this process allows you to produce heat transfers for quick and easy application to meet your ongoing needs, as well as low and high-volume one-off orders. The colours can be matched to Pantone colour references to match specific requirements and the heat transfers are suitable for both light and dark fabrics.

From t-shirts and polo shirts, to hooded sweatshirts and bags, there’s very few uncoated fabrics that cannot be printed with our Polytran heat transfer process. Due to the combination of fabrics, weaves, and dyes used in the textile industry, testing is pertinent – We offer free samples of all of our custom heat transfers for testing purposes.

Recommended Fabrics:

  • 100% cotton
  • Poly-cotton blends
  • 100% polyester*
    (* Testing recommended on coated polyester)
  • Acetate
  • Neoprene
  • Suede
  • Leather

Application instructions:

  • Temp: 160°c
  • Time: 10 seconds
  • Pressure: Medium-Firm (30-40psi)
  • Peel: Cold Peel

Care Instructions:

  • For best results, wash garment inside out.
  • Machine wash warm up to 40°c.
  • Wash using mild detergent.
  • Tumble dry on a low setting on household machines.
  • Do not dry clean.
  • Do not use bleach.
  • Can be ironed onto reverse (without steam).
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Artwork Requirements

For block-colour, screen-based heat transfer processes, such as Polytran, we would require a vector file (with text saved as outlines), along with Pantone colour references for the specific spot colours required.  If you don’t have access to Pantone colour charts, we can help you to choose the correct colours for your design.  In addition, we can also arrange for artwork to be redrawn if necessary.

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