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WHAT ARE HEAT TRANSFERS?

 

Heat Transfers are your designs printed in ink onto a carrier that can be applied to any textile/ fabric that can take heat.

They are an easy and affordable way to decorate garments and make a profit. Heat transfers are used to get a soft finish, that feels like part of the garment. And to get vibrant colours, neon’s and metallic finishes from your designs.

All you have to do is upload your artwork, we'll manufacture your transfers and have them delivered to your door, ready to apply within 2 days.

Common uses for heat transfers include: Full size graphic prints, chest prints, sports names/ numbers, leavers designs. hoodie sleeves, neck labels, cap/ hat prints, neck labels, bags and much more.

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WHICH HEAT TRANSFER SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Custom Heat Transfers are a great way to add custom designs to garments and accessories. The question is, which heat transfer type should you choose?

There are three heat transfer types you need to know about. Screen Printed, UltraColour and DTF Transfers. In this video, Molly explains each transfer type and when you would choose each one.

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ULTRACOLOUR MAX (DIrect To Film - DTF) Transfers
These are digitally printed using a special DTF process developed by Stahls', Transfer Express and Target Transfers. Get a the worlds leading Direct To Film heat transfers this May. UltraColour® MAX Heat Transfers are easy to price, easy to order, and easy to apply, so you can say YES! to more jobs and more profits. UltraColor® MAX is a direct to film transfer without limitations.

Why UltraColour Max?

Get unlimited colors, and extremely fine detail with no white or clear outline. At one low cost with a minimum of one, these DTF transfers offer straightforward pricing so you can instantly quote any job with ease. Finally, there’s a simplified solution for printing custom apparel — this one product does it all, so you can keep your business simple and keep your customers happy

For those already using our UltraColour transfers, these will compliment your existing offering by giving you smaller runs. 

SubliBlocker Dye Blocking Heat Transfers

SCREEN PRINTED TRANSFERS (1-5 SPOT COLOURS)
Created with ink, screen printed transfers are printed onto release paper and applied with a heat press. They are great for large jobs over 50 pieces and graphics with 5 or less colours. Screen printed benefits include:

  • Soft finish makes them feel like part of the garment
  • Neon and Metallic finishes available
  • Great for fine detail
  • Easy To Apply – Ready in 10 seconds
  • 60+ Washes
  • 24 Hour Manufacturing

WHchULTRACOLOUR TRANSFERS (FULL COLOUR)
Are a combination of the best qualities of screen and digital. Get the soft, detailed finish of screen with the unlimited colour and gradients of digital. This eco-friendly transfer is fast becoming one of the most sought-after transfer choices.  UltraColour Benefits include:

  • Unlimited colour options
  • Tones and Gradients
  • Photo-realistic compatible 
  • 60+ Washes – The NEW industry standard
  • 24 Hour Manufacturing
  • Water Based Transfers - The longest lasting eco-friendly Heat Transfers available.

SUBLIBLOCKER TRANSFERS (DYE-BLOCKING)
The first line of defence for dye blocking sportswear and sublimated garments. SubliBlocker Heat Transfers are designed specifically to completley block out dye from sublimated garments. Keep heat transfer designs true to their original colours with both Screen and UltraColour SubliBlocker Heat Transfers.

Subli Blocker Screen Transfers are Ideal for bold prints when solid colour fills are required. Available to order with 1-5 colour, when specific Pantone® PMS colours are required. Fused with a Heat Press at 160°C for 10 seconds. 

UltraColour Subli Blocker Heat Transfers are the best print solution for full colour tonal blends and photographic images. And the most economical when the quantity of colours exceed 5 in any one design. Manufactured with the latest waterbased technology, with the softest feel and incredibale stretch and rebound. Fused with a Heat Press at 120°C for 12 seconds. 

SubliBlocker Dye Blocking Heat Transfers
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HOW DO I ORDER MY CUSTOM HEAT TRANSFERS?

 

Order online 24/7 with Easy View - our online designer and ordering system.

With Custom Heat Transfers, all you need to do is provide artwork. Add it to the Easy View uploader, we will bring it to life and deliver it to you door ready to fuse. Then in your own time you just need to fuse it under a Heat Press for 10-12 seconds. 

 

Watch this video for a full tutorial on how to order Custom Heat Transfers online with Easy View.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO GET STARTED

To get started, you’ll need a Heat Press, Custom Heat Transfers, and blank t-shirts. Decorating with a heat press is an easy, cost-effective way to enter the T-shirt printing business. It allows for personalisation at scale on a wide variety of items and fabrics. Because of the ease of use and versatility, this is the go-to among start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.

 

PRICING STRATEGY

There are lots of variables that go into pricing your merchandise: your costs, overhead expenses, and what your competition is charging, to name just a few. Pricing strategies can be complex but the basic rules are straightforward. Your price must cover costs and give you profits. Review your prices often to make sure they’re still in line with your costs, demand, competition, and profit objectives.

 

When making an investment for your T-shirt business, calculate the payoff to better understand your ROI. For example, if a press costs £1,350* and comes with a 5-year warranty, your annual cost to own the heat press is £270 per year. *Based on 40x50cm Hotronix Auto Open Heat Press.

THE PAYOFF

To figure out how many sales you will need to pay off the cost of your heat press, take the total cost of heat printing tools and divide it by the profit per item. Follow this example to break it down further:

 

Investment Cost

Average Order Profit

Price of Heat Press: £1,350

Average Selling Price: £20

Price of Accessories: £170

Average Cost Per Item: £6 *including labour costs

Total Cost: £1,520

Profit Per Item: £14

 

Number of items sold to payoff (Total Cost ÷ Profit): 108 items or 2 per week.

 

For 108 shirts the average price for a one colour transfer starts at £0.55, and a blank t-shirt would be £1.00.

 

If you think you can sell 109 t-shirts, then you are ready to start.

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