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 10 of the same design, we can produce small and large quantities in a wide variety of finishes, including digital, ink-based, glitter and photo-quality, lithographic 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, glitter and photo-quality, lithographic heat seal transfers.
- Digital (Printable HTV): Low volume, quick production as they’re produced using Printable HTV in combination with an eco-solvent printer. These are ideal for short runs, multi-colour or photo-quality designs.
Minimum order quantity: 10
- Screen-Printed (Ink-Based): 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
- Litho Transfers (Lithographically Printed): Full-colour, photo-quality and multi-colour designs in high volume are usually created as litho transfers. Much more economical than digital and screen transfers in high quantities. Litho transfers can be applied to more difficult substrates, such as neoprene and some nylons, along with items such as drawstring bags.
Minimum order quantity: 250
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. Using our fantastic exclusive Universal and SuperTEK range of products, we can even heat apply onto specialist fabrics.
You can also achieve special effects on custom transfers, such as a gloss or textured finish by the parchment paper used in its production or using special cover sheets, such as a teflon cover sheet and gloss sheets, which are available for certain processes.
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, UK-specific custom transfers 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 email@example.com and we’d be happy to discuss your specific needs and give you our advice.
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 A Free 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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