Heat Printing In 3 Steps
Heat printing is a really easy decoration technique that you can use on all of our products. Heat printing is the process of applying a heat transfer vinyl or substrate with an adhesive on the back and applied to a product using certain heat and pressure from a heat press.
Cotton is the most common printable fabric in the clothing industry. Because it is very durable, you can use various times and temperatures. Bella Canvas, on the other hand, uses 100% Airlume combed and ring yarn, which contains significantly less messy fibers and impurities than other cotton products on the market. This tight weave and smooth surface are best for printing.
So, what should we pay attention to when we want to apply the heat printing process to delicate fabrics, especially Bella Canvas? Which printing method should we choose? We have answered these questions in three items that should always be kept in mind.
Here is the heat press guide for you.
1) See Fabric Composition
The most important thing to consider when choosing a heat transfer is to understand the type of fabric you will apply. Heat transfers are produced with a variety of adhesives to adhere to different types of fabrics. Make sure the heat transfer includes an adhesive strong enough to adhere to your fabric. Many heat transfer styles will easily adhere to cotton and cotton/poly blends.
If you're not sure which heat transfer to choose, Aviva Dallas experts will help you get off to the right start.
2) Check Heat Sensitive Fabrics
Fabrics containing polyester, rayon, or viscose are heat sensitive and require a transfer applied at a lower heat application to reduce traces of burning or burning on the product. The ideal temperature is 280 degrees and below.
3) Complete the suit with the feeling of heat transfer
The last thing you want to do with your high-quality and ultra-soft garment is a thick, heavy heat transfer application of heat. When printing soft and light fabrics such as triple blends or slub shirts, choose a lightweight heat transfer vinyl or silk-screen printed transfer that gives a soft feel that complements the fabric. Also, keep your artwork to a minimum with open spaces for the best results.
For more tips on heat transfers, visit the Aviva Dallas website or share your questions with us.