Plastisol Transfer on Promotional Items

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.

advantage of pad printing


- 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

Example of Plastisol Transfer

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Common Products that are branded using Plastisol Transfer

Clothing, caps & bags

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