What is Plastisol Transfer
Plastisol Transfer is an indirect printing method where, rather than printing inks directly on to products, designs are printed on to papers, dried, then “transferred” under a heat process on to the merchandise.
There are two major types of plastisol transfer based on their method of application:
- Cold Peel/ Cold-Split: Applied with a heat press and paper is not removed until the ink has cooled. Cold-peel transfers are quite stiff and have a characteristic smooth or glossy look. They have excellent opacity and are popular on athletic uniforms.
- Hot Peel/ Hot-Split: When applying, transfer paper is removed immediately after the heat transfer press is opened. They are almost indistinguishable from a direct print when properly applied.
- High quality edge definition on rough or textured fabrics
- Design can be printed in bulk but only applied on products when required
- Multiple logos of different sizes can be printed at once eliminating extra setup costs
-Extra costs are involved as the process requires more labour and materials
Common Products that are branded using Plastisol Transfer
Clothing, caps & bags