Litho Polytran Overview
The additional 0.8mm White Polytran coating is added to allow the custom heat transfer to be applied to a broader range of fabrics as well as making the design more vibrant on darker garments, making it an extremely popular process within the commercial and promotions market.
Litho Polytran can be applied to more difficult substrates, such as Neoprene and some nylons, along with items such as drawstring bags, tents and CD holders (subject to testing), as well as standard fabrics such as cotton, polyester and poly-cotton blends.
Due to the combination of fabrics, weaves, and dyes used in the textile industry, testing is pertinent – 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: 250 transfers.
Production Leadtimes: Litho Polytran Heat Transfers
Our Litho Polytran custom heat transfers are manufactured in the UK and are usually despatched within FIVE working days of confirmation of the artwork and colour references.
For full-colour, photo-quality heat transfer processes, such as Litho Polytran, we would require a vector file (with any text saved as outlines) or a raster file that is at least 300dpi at the size required and produced using CMYK colours. If you aren’t able to provide the artwork in the correct format, we can arrange for artwork to be redrawn although charges may be applicable.
- 100% Cotton
- Poly/Cotton Blends
- 100% Polyester*
* Testing recommended on coated or heavily dyed polyester
- Developed to be applied with a heat press – Not intended for use with a domestic iron.
- Temp: 175°C
- Time: 15 seconds
- Pressure: Medium (30-40psi)
- Peel: Cold Peel
- 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).
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 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.
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.
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 non-stick 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.