Screen printed transfers offer freedom, flexibility and versatility to small business owners. They are easy to use and apply, and provide high-quality products that are soft and supple, often lasting just as long as direct-printed products. They also provide a good solution to many issues that screen printers face and make it easier for them to do business.
Screen Prints Are Better for Events
When an event occurs, there is always the question of how much product you will need. If you don’t order enough, you will miss out on making money. And if you order too many and they are not all sold, then you are left with extra inventory that is worthless and a waste of money. The answer to this dilemma is to use screen transfers and allow the customer to choose the size and color they want and make it for them on the spot. This can be a huge money saver and lead to happier clients who are glad that they got to pick out the exact color they wanted.
Heat Transfers Are Easy to Use
The idea of using heat transfers may seem overwhelming but it is actually quite easy to do. And once you have done a few of them you will be proficient enough to tackle any design you want to. The more you practice, the better you will get applying the transfers and making your products look neat and professional.
How Do Screen Transfers Work?
The screen transfer is a design that is printed on a plastisol paper with specialized ink. The designs are reversed when they come and have a special coating over them which will be released when heat is applied to it. The ink attaches to the garment that it is being transferred to and comes out. Once the garment is cooled it can be worn immediately.
Caring for Items with Heat Transfer Designs
Articles that have screen printed transfers can be washed just like any other clothing item. There are a few things that people can do to make sure that their designs last as long as possible. It is advisable to turn the item inside out before putting it in the washer to help protect the design. Also it is best to use cold water when washing to decrease the chance of the iron on peeling off or cracking. Finally make sure that the item is not exposed to excessive amounts of direct sunlight as that can cause the design to fade or crack.