Due to the short process and simple operation, heat transfer is the most widely applicable and most used process in the clothing customization industry. Heat transfer patterns are all over the streets, but most people are not familiar with the heat transfer process except in the clothing industry. What is the heat transfer process? What are the characteristics?
Printing principle of the heat transfer process
The heat transfer process is a kind of heat transfer, and the heat transfer uses both heat transfer and sublimation. Since heat sublimation is less used in the clothing customization industry, the heat transfer and heat transfer in the general clothing customization process is equivalent.
The principle of the heat transfer process is to place the pattern in a carrier and transfer it to the fabric using a heat transfer machine under certain high-temperature conditions.
The carrier is generally divided into two types, one heat transfer film, and the other film.
Heat transfer film: No need to open the plate, the quality of the pattern is determined by the material of the heat transfer film, and the quality requirements are lower. Transfer paper is usually used for the transfer, and the color fastness and elastic recovery are poor. High-end heat transfer films include PVC film, TPU film, PU film, etc., with the good color fastness and good tensile force.
Film: The heat transfer made with film as the carrier is also called offset heat transfer. Offset heat transfer is screen printing on a release film, and the production principle is closer to that of screen printing. Offset heat transfer requires a higher price than heat transfer film, and is suitable for group clothing customization with a large number of customizations.
What are the characteristics of heat transfer?
- The color of the heat transfer process is relatively rich, and multiple colors can be printed at the same time, so it has good compatibility with various patterns and is suitable for printing patterns with rich colors and bright layers.
2. There are fewer processes, high printing speed, more environmentally friendly paste, and fewer pollution emissions.
3. The heat transfer pattern is gelatinous, and the printing area is relatively airtight, which is not suitable for large-area printing.
4. The high-quality heat transfer is washable, resistant to sunlight, and has good color fastness.