UltraColour DST Custom Heat Transfers

UltraColour is our advanced DST (digital screen transfer) process and is suitable for cotton and poly-cotton fabric types. It gives the digital ability to produce full colour designs with tones/shading, along with the soft screen finish that this water-based ink transfer offers.

The minimum order quantity of each design is 50 heat transfers and they’re available to order up to a maximum size of A3 – The perfect transfer process option if you require a multi-colour or full-colour heat transfer with no keyline!


Minimum order quantity: 50 transfers *
* Based on the same design, at the same size, same process and same colour(s).

UltraColour DST Custom Transfers Overview

This new DST process allows for multi-colour prints and tones/shading without the need for a keyline – The finished product is soft to the touch and the design can contain unlimited different colours, due to the DST production process which is also eco-friendly and produced using water-based inks. It allows the garment to have the look and feel of a traditional screen print design, with the added benefit of allowing you to print on demand, and combines the best parts of digital and screen heat transfers in this new DST process.

UltraColour also has a limited amount of stretch, but we would recommend testing samples prior to placing an order to ensure it has sufficient stretch for a specific garment type.


Minimum order quantity: 50 transfers *
* Based on the same design, at the same size, same process and same colour(s).


Production Leadtimes: UltraColour DST Heat Transfers

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


Artwork Requirements

For full-colour heat transfers, such as 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.


Recommended Fabrics:

  • 100% Cotton
  • Poly/Cotton blends

Recommended Accessories:

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Application Instructions:

  • Developed to be applied with a heat press – Not intended for use with a domestic iron.
  • Temp: 120-150°C (usually 150°C for 100% cotton garments)
  • Time: 12 seconds
  • Pressure: Medium (40-50psi)
  • Peel: Cold Peel

Further to the above application instructions, pre-fusing the garments (i.e. pressing it for around 5-10 seconds on t-shirts, 10-15 seconds on hoodies) would also help as this would remove excess moisture and help to stabilise the fabric, particularly during winter/spring times of the year. In addition, peeling the backing paper when they’re completely cold should allow it to release properly.

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

After-Care Instructions:

  • For best results, wash garment inside out.
  • 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 info@heat-transfers.uk 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.


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Alternatively, you can also contact us via email or telephone and one of our friendly team will be more than happy to respond promptly to your email or take your call and provide any information or further assistance that you need. We can be contacted by telephone any time between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday on 01253 349917 or drop us an email and we aim to reply within 24 hours of your email being received.

Still Wanting Answers That You Can't Find?

If you're new to heat pressing, or are looking for more advice and support, we'd recommend taking a look at our Heat Transfer Help Guides or our Heat Press Blog to see if we can help you to find the answers that you're looking for.

Our Heat Transfer Help Guides contain lots of useful tips regarding heat press machines, how to choose the best product for your needs and some great application tips! In addition, our Heat Transfer Blog will be regularly updated with new product information.

We're also available to contact via email or telephone if you can't find the answer on our website.

Wondering If You Should Buy From Badgers?

We've been supplying custom heat transfers, heat presses and heat press-related accessories for over 30 years, and we've always aimed to provide the best products and service that we possibly can. We have an experienced sales team on hand to offer advice on the best solution to meet your requirements, and how to make them as professional and cost effective as possible - We're sure that you're in safe hands based on our knowledge and range of solutions.

To find out for yourself, contact us either by email or telephone, or by completing an online enquiry form, and we'll do everything we can to provide you with the very best heat transfers and after-sales support possible.

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