Heat Transfer also known as Sublimation Printing, is the process of transferring images to a large variety of products without messy inks by-products or screens is possible with Heat Transfer Technology. The process is fast and it lasts.

In the early days, Heat transfer printing were principally used in the printing of novelty items, such as polyester tops and t-shirts. Today heat transfer printing has gained significant importance and favor in several industries - especially in the apparel industry as an alternative for printing fabric in an agile manufacturing environment.

Heat transfer printing is clean and environmentally safe, which makes it appealing in today's health and safety conscience work environments. There are no suspect liquid by-products. The only by product is paper. Heat Transfer printing is the primary element in apparel manufacturing operations utilizing the increasingly popular agile manufacturing. It is the perfect medium for the demands of today's marketplace - short run and sample production.



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Heat Transfer machinery is of two types:

A. Platen Type Transfer Presses

The right machine depends on the type of product to be printed, the print size and the production requirements. If you wish to print full coverage on 60" wide goods, you would need to use a Rotary Drum machine. T-shirts, mugs, wood or tile are best printed on a platen machine. Cut apparel parts can be printed on either a platen press or a rotary drum machine. Production requirements often dictate which type of machine is used. Banners and soft signage are often printed on a rotary drum machine.

B. Rotary Drum Transfer Presses

These machines are often used to print fabric continuously (roll to roll) and to print large fabric parts such as signs and banners which may be too large for a standard platen press. Drum machines can also be used to print sports apparel and other cut apparel parts. Drum machines are more productive than platen machines for sublimation printing on cut apparel parts and are therefore used when production volume is high.


  • Point of purchase banners, signage, displays, skirting, carpeting, etc.
  • Advertising specialties - mouse pads, wrist pads, beverage insulators, clip boards, etc.
  • Ceramic tiles, wall murals and interior design
  • Snow skis, snow boards, cycling helmets, in-line skates, water sports equipment
  • Gaming tables , chips
  • Lettering, Rhinestones/crystals
  • Uni-sub wood, clipboards, plaques, signage, vending machines message boards, table tops, counter tops, flooring, etc.
  • Microfiber based sports apparel, T-shirts, caps, swimsuits, jackets, tote bags, cut apparel parts, large format textiles, etc.


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