Litho Plastisol (Lithographic) Custom Heat Transfers

Litho Plastisol is our versatile custom heat transfer for a photo-quality, full-colour finish where detail is paramount – Process printed (CMYK) via a lithographic press achieves optimum definition and clarity, making it an extremely popular process within the commercial and promotions market.

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Litho Plastisol Overview

Our lithographic heat transfers are brilliant for high-volume transfers requirements where the design has several colours or has tones and shading which makes them difficult to produce as a screen-based heat transfer.

Glitter can also be incorporated within a Litho Plastisol transfer design, and it is also possible to modify the adhesive backer to create a Litho Polytran print for enhanced opacity on dark garments.

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.

Minimum order quantity: 250 transfers.


Production Leadtimes: Litho Plastisol Heat Transfers

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


Recommended Fabrics:

  • 100% Cotton
  • Poly-Cotton blends
  • 100% Polyester*
    * Testing recommended on coated polyester
  • Nylon Acetate blend
  • Tri-acetate

Application Instructions:

  • To be applied with a commercial heat press – Not designed for application with a domestic iron
  • Temp: 185°C
  • Time: 10 seconds
  • Pressure: Medium-Firm (40-50psi)
  • Peel: Cold Peel

After-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 full-colour, photo-quality heat transfer processes, such as Litho Plastisol, we would require a raster file that is at least 300dpi at the size required and produced using CMYK colours.  Alternatively, we could work from a vector file (with text saved as outlines) with colours based on CMYK colour values.

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