HEAT TRANSFER PROCESS
Create a customized graphic using professional graphics software. There are a
variety of plotters/cutters on the market to create transfers on a variety of materials.
Alternately, transfers can also be created using screen printing and is not limited
to digital software. If outsourcing is preferred, transfers can also be ordered from a
number of companies that can provide guidance on the right type of transfer based
on the type of Comfort Colors (R) garment - whether direct/reactive or pigment
dyed - and the intended purpose/usage. The preparation cost to print a transfer is
the same as for a classic screen print (film, screen, ink). The advantage of a transfer
is that you can print easily on a manual press, print a few more transfers if needed
for stock for later use and create transfers for specialty garments. When the design is
complete, flip it horizontally to create a reverse image.