High-quality heat transfer appliqués are a low-cost alternative to screen printing, and are ideal for printing full-colour custom graphics, especially where gradients and many colours are present in the image. We are pleased to feature the CAD-COLOR® Solutions™ line of heat transfer appliqué digital media.
Simply put, a heat transfer appliqué (you might have heard of it as an “iron-on”) is much like laser printing an image on to a piece of paper and then ironing the image onto a chosen fabric or material. Modern heat transfer films and inks are designed with special needs in mind, such as stretching, resistance to cracking or fading, and can enhance an image with special effects, such as glitter or metallic graphics.
Heat transfers may be applied to virtually any fabric, including, cotton, polyester blends, and performance fabrics such as nylon, Lycra®, and spandex just to name a few.
Diverse brands and ideas require a good selection of heat transfer appliqué techniques. Which one meets YOUR needs?
Basic heat transfer appliqué with a shiny or glossy finish once heat is applied.
Thin and lightweight, this appliqué is ideal for light-coloured, thinner garments, and features an extremely soft hand and matte finish and is well suited for performance wear.
Perfect for printing high-quality, full-colour custom graphics on dark fabrics with a semi-matte finish. Opaque features amazing stretch and rebound capability and will not crack or peel – ideal for performance apparel, bags, and jackets.
An appliqué designed specifically for sublimated jerseys and apparel. It prevents dye migration from the fabric through the applied graphic image and has a glossy finish.
A full-colour digital print media designed for light-coloured mesh fabrics. The graphic image adheres only to the fabric material leaving the mesh holes free and clear allowing the garment to “breathe”, without distorting the graphic. This super thin media has excellent stretch and rebound capability and has a matte finish.
Ideal for communicating images with dimension – once heat is applied, the transfer puffs to form a raised 3D-like appearance with a matte finish.
Create full-colour metallic designs on virtually any fabric – features brilliant shine and texture with a metallic finish.
Fun and fashionable with a glittery finish, these appliqués create unique designs with shimmer and shine – 9 colours available.
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective
Ideal for emergency worker, jogger, and cycling safety apparel – 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective 5807 brightly reflects ambient light, such as vehicle headlights. Perfect for anyone looking for high visibility apparel, this appliqué also meets high visibility, retro-reflective performance standards such as ANSI/ISEA 107, CSA Z96 and EN 471.