It is an advanced digital printing method combining printing technology and dyeing technology. It attaches a transfer paper printed with transfer ink to a transfer subject without going through plate-making processes to produce a finished product with a single heating process.
When the job is finished at a specific temperature range of 180°C to 220°C and certain pressure, the ink on the printed transfer paper will remain as part of the transfer subject‘s surface.
Transfer ink is vaporized at high temperature without going through a liquidation process and at the same time, the hole on the surface of the transfer subject is opened and the vaporized dye flows into it.
When the temperature drops, the hole closes again and the gas returns to its solid state to become part of the transfer subject.
For this reason, transferring may not be achieved for natural materials such as 100% cotton as they have no hole to be opened at high temperature.
The transferring may be achieved only on materials such as polyester and microfibers, coded metals, wood and tiles.
General Heat transfer machine may be used to print images and photos as well as many other jobs.
In these cases, transfer inks and Heat transfer exclusive papers must be used and it is recommended to use one printer exclusively as a transfer printer.
Enter the images with scanners or take pictures with digital cameras.
Use design programs to edit the saved images.
Modify the resolutions or sizes of the images as desired in the image programs.
Print the job files with Heat transfer machine mounted with transfer ink. Use Heat transfer exclusive papers.
Place the printed papers on transferable materials such as tiles, T-shirts or clothes (Roll type). Use transfer machines to apply appropriate pressure in the temperature range of 190˚C to 200˚C.