Today we will be talking to you about Vinyl Transfer Printing.
What is Vinyl Transfer?
Vinyl Transfer Printing is a printing method commonly used for Jersey’s Name n Number on Dry Fit Tees.
The method of print is usually used for low quantity or individualised designs as no moulds needed to be created like silkscreen printing.
How is Vinyl Transfer Logo/Names created?
Printers have to create the desired logo they like and import it over to a plotter software for printing.
To be able to print this logos/names, a cutting plotter need to be in place with the vinyl film in rolls being purchased.
The computer aided program will then submit the order to the plotter for printing. This is when the vinyl film is being shaped and cut into individualised design such as names or number.
The excess films will then be peeled off leaving the logo on the film.
The logo is then transfer to the t shirts using heat press. With the high heat, the vinyl film melt the glue and stick onto the shirt creating the shirt with your personalised design!
Advantage of Vinyl Transfer
1. Vinyl Transfer is good with low quantity as they do not require a start up like silkscreen printing where time and labour is needed.
2. They are able to give really sharp images comparing to silkscreen printing.
Disadvantages of Vinyl Transfer
1. There will be no bulk discount like silkscreen printing
2. As Vinyl Transfer is as commonly known as sticker printing, they tends to peel of or fade over time.
3. They cannot print full colour printing like digital transfer.