Digi-Print Sub-Block Overview
It offers excellent opacity and colour reproduction whilst also being specifically designed to provide a solid barrier to polyester dye migration, which effectively prevents “bleed through” from sublimated dyes passing through the garment and into the design which can occur during the heat press process. It’s designed to be applied to 100% polyester, as well as polyester blends which makes it great for workwear, sportswear and leisurewear requirements where dye migration may be an issue.
Note: Due to the production process, we have to add a 2mm keyline around the intended design, although this can be coloured to match closely to the garment. Alternatively, we can add a “bleed edge” if the design allows.
Due to the combination of fabrics, weaves, and dyes used in the textile industry, testing is highly recommended – 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.
Minimum order quantity: 25 transfers.
Production Leadtimes: Digi-Print Sub-Block Heat Transfers
Our Sub-Block custom heat transfers are manufactured in the UK and are usually despatched within TWO working days of confirmation of the artwork and colour references.
For full-colour heat transfers, such as Subli-Blocking UltraColour, we would require a line-based vector graphic (usually as an .EPS or .AI file format) with any text saved as outlines, or a raster file that is at least 300dpi (dots per inch) at the size required and produced using CMYK colours. If the design contains fine detail (i.e. less than 2mm in line thickness) a line-based vector graphic would be required to ensure that it’s accurately reproduced.
If you aren’t able to provide the artwork in the correct format, we don’t offer direct recommendations but many of our customers use Net Digitising (https://netdigitizing.co.uk/artwork-services/), Digitising Mart (https://digitisingmart.co.uk/vectorart.php) or David Sharp (https://davidsharp.co.uk/our-services/) to have block-colour designs, and designs with a limited amount of shading, redrawn as line-based vector graphics.
- 100% Cotton
- Poly/Cotton blends
- 100% Polyester*
* Testing recommended on coated or heavily dyed polyester
- Heat press machine
- Release Paper or Non-Stick Cover Sheet
- Stahls EZ Weeder, Stahls LED Weeder or Stahls LED Pin Weeder
- Hotronix Portable Laser Alignment System
- For best results, wash garment inside out.
- Allow 24 hours before first wash.
- Machine wash warm up to 40°C.
- Wash using mild detergent.
- Tumble dry at a normal dryer setting on household machines.
- Do not dry clean.
- Do not use bleach.
- Can be directly ironed onto reverse (without steam).
What Are Custom Transfers?
Custom 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 transfers can be applied to almost any type of fabric and we offer a wide variety of finishes, including block-colour, plastisol ink-based screen transfers, and full-colour photo-quality DST custom heat transfers. Subli-dye blockers can also be added to reduce the risk of dye migration on fabrics susceptible to it, such as performance polyester.
Why Use Custom Transfers?
Custom 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.
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 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 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 Quote” button on our custom transfer pages and completing the simple form, and we can advise you of the correct process, costs and artwork requirements.