From t-shirts and football shirts, to bags and umbrellas, our custom-made, heat transfers can be applied to almost any type of fabric – With minimum order quantities starting from just 25 of the same design, we can produce small and large quantities in a wide variety of finishes, including block-colour, plastisol-based transfers, and multi-colour, photo-quality, DST heat transfers.

What Are Custom Heat Transfers?

Custom heat transfers are printed designs for applying to substrates, primarily garments such as t-shirts, hoodies and polo shirts using a heat press machine to bond the custom heat transfer to the fabric.

Our custom-made, heat fusion transfers can be applied to almost any type of fabric and we offer a wide variety of finishes, including digital, ink-based and photo-quality DST heat seal transfers.

    • Screen-Printed (Plastisol-Based Inks): A plastisol ink, screen printed transfer is a block-colour image which is silk-screen printed onto a release paper and then heat applied to the garment fabric.
      Minimum order quantity: 25
    • DST Transfers (Water-Based Inks): Full-colour, photo-quality and multi-colour designs in low and high volumes are usually created as DST transfers. Much more economical than plastisol-based transfers with multiple colours. UltraColour DST transfers can be applied to more difficult substrates, such as performance polyester, if a Subli-Blocking version is used.
      Minimum order quantity: 25

Most transfers produced today are made from materials which will normally outlast the life of the garment that it is applied to, providing it has been applied correctly and washed in accordance with the instructions provided.

Why Use Custom Transfers?

Custom heat transfers are a popular alternative to silk-screen printing as it’s a much more cost-effective method of printing in low quantities and also gives the ability to print on demand as our custom transfers are manufactured so they are ready to be heat pressed straight onto the garment fabric.

The specific process which best suits your needs depends on the design that you want to reproduce, the fabric that it is to be applied to and the quantity that you require. Different custom transfer processes will apply to different materials and certain processes are more suitable for certain finishes. We have products which will allow you to apply to all garment types, including nylon and spandex.


Not Sure Which Is The Right Custom Heat Transfer For You?

Due to the high number of enquiries we get from individuals trying to find the most heat transfer process to meet their needs, we've created a comprehensive, Custom Transfers UK Guide on how to choose the right heat transfer which will hopefully help you to determine the best process to fit your requirements. Alternatively, feel free to contact us by telephone any time between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday on 01253 349917 or by email at and we’d be happy to discuss your specific needs and give you our advice.

For more advice on how to correctly apply heat transfers, view our heat transfer press application tips.


Why Buy Custom Transfers From Badgers?

At Badgers, based on over 30 years of trading in the heat transfer industry, we pride ourselves on offering the best customer service in the industry and we have an experienced team on hand to offer advice on the best processes for you, and the most cost effective. We offer free generic stock samples of all of our custom heat transfers for testing purposes and would be happy to send them out for you to test. In addition, if you aren’t able to provide the artwork in the correct format, we can also help you to choose the correct colours for your design and arrange for artwork to be redrawn, although charges for redrawing may be applicable.

We will always provide you with what is right for you and your business – The best way to order is to contact us either by telephone, email or by clicking on the “Get An Instant Quote” button on our custom transfer web pages and completing the quote form, and we can advise you of the correct process, costs and artwork requirements.


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