How Heat Transfer Printing Is Different From Direct Printing

If you want to find out how widespread the use of images, text, designs, and other embellishment have become for apparel in present times, you just need to visit the closest clothing retail store. In the store, you will find that different types of clothing material feature some sort of printed image somewhere in their structure.

If we compare the direct printing method with that of heat printing method, the wet ink is applied straight onto the fabric surface in the former. The application of the printed design or image is rather quick and once the ink is thickened, the printed apparel becomes ready for sale.

With heat transfers, on the other hand, there is no direct printing on the fabric. Rather, a substrate paper or film is treated first with the inks, which when dried and finished, is sent to the client who then makes use of the heat press to apply it onto the garment. It is important to know that both heat printing and direct printing employ the screen printing method to apply the printed image to the apparel.

Why You Should Prefer Heat Transfer Printing In San Diego?

The foremost advantage of heat printing over direct printing is that the transfer printer is saved from the risk of buying or keeping in stock many expensive garments. Another way of looking at this advantage is that once the transfers are finished, you can have them in stock and use them on the garment whenever the need arises. You can quickly apply the transfers onto the garment whenever there’s a demand from a customer.

Another fantastic feature of heat transfer t-shirt printing is that as soon as the transfers have been done, they can then be sent out to the customers who can apply them on the t-shirts or any other garment for that matter, in a clean environment, on their own. Clients can basically get a top-quality graphic image on different garments in an easy heat-pressing operation which allows for quick printing jobs.

Since we’re living in a fast-paced business environment, using methods that allow us to get the work done quickly as per incoming orders is essential. The advantage of storing substrate paper or film surface with printed transfers is perfect for today’s environment where clients expect fast deliveries. With the help of heat transfer printing, we at Advanced Printing can quickly cater to the orders of clients by taking out the transfers from the stock, apply them onto blank apparel using a heat press, and provide them to the customers.