Comparison Between ATT Brand & China Brand

In the gift printing industries, transfer paper is an important medium used to transfer the image and craft to the gift product. When choosing transfer paper, you need to differentiated the uses. There are transfer paper specifically for dark and light garments (dark based transfer paper and light based transfer paper).

Besides that, you also need to know about the ATT brand transfer paper and China brand transfer paper. Although both functions the same way, which is for transferring designs and images to dark or other coloured garments and substrates including T-Shirts, caps, mouse pads, leather, and along with other garments, but ATT and China transfer paper have different results.

ATT transfer paper is made from paper, due to this factor it can be cut using the cutting plotter. After printing the image on to it, the colour intensity of the image also seem to be less vibrant and somewhat dull. However once heated with a heat press machine, the colour of the image turns out sharp and vibrant. Using ATT transfer paper, you can wash the printed garment many times without effecting the colours.

Compared to ATT transfer paper, China brand transfer paper is made out of rubber. Because of that the material is unable to be cut using the cutting plotter. Moreover, the colour of the image is great once printed onto the paper and after the process of heat transferring using the heat press machine. The downside to it is that the colours on your printed garments fade away much easily once you have washed it.

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The Types of Papers Used In Gift Printing

Sublimation-Papers

Sublimation Paper
Used together with sublimation ink for printing onto hard surfaces with special coating. Sublimation printing can be applied to objects such as mugs, plates, aluminium boards, metal key-chain using a heat press machine.

Transfer-Papers

Transfer Paper
There are two types of transfer paper, dark based and light based. Transfer paper is used together with pigment inks to print onto garments (usually clothing). Images from transfer paper are transferred onto the chosen garment via a heat press machine or an iron.

Inkjet-Papers

Inkjet Paper
Inkjet papers can be found in two different finishes, they are glossy and matte. It is made from high quality deinked pulp or chemical pulps and requires good dimensional stability, no curling or cockling, good surface strength and surface smoothness. Inkjet paper works best with dye inks.

Photo-Papers

Photo Paper
Photo paper comes in three different finishes namely glossy, silky and satin. Used best on all inkjet types of printers with dye based and pigmented inks. It is also water resistant and has quick dry printing properties.

Sticker-Papers

Sticker Paper
There are two types of finishes of sticker papers. The first is glossy and the second is matte. Sticker papers are highly recommended to print using an inkjet printer. Using dye based and pigmented inks will ensure high quality and vibrant colours. Printing on sticker paper is great for business stickers, product labelling and much more!

Magnetic-Papers

Magnetic Paper
There are two types of finishes of magnetic papers, they are glossy and matte (640g, 03mm). Magnetic papers prints best using inkjet printer. We recommend using dye and pigment based inks. Moreover, magnetic papers are mostly used to create customised fridge magnets as souvenirs or door gifts, etc.

3D-Film-Papers

3D Film Paper
A transparent layer of plastic that is used to protect pictures from unwanted things like scratches, water, weather, etc. It can also be used as decoration to make your pictures look more textured. The 3D film paper is about 90 microns in thickness (not including the sticker). You can find it in A4 size and it comes in two different finishes, glossy and sparkling.

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Transfer Printing on Caps

Caps are known to be one of the tools to promote a company or a product, especially in the marketing sectors. Cap printing is also very common and quite popular in the personalised printing sector. Many companies aim to personalised caps with their company logo or product because of two reasons. One, caps are worn on the head which makes it very viewable and stand out when a person is wearing it. Two, it is a fashion accessory that the public can wear and style for many occasions such as outdoor activities, etc. Caps acts as a way to advertise a certain company or product by displaying the promotional pictures onto it.

Moreover, cap printing leaves you with no limited choices. It is very versatile as in there are never ending designs that you can print on the caps. There are also caps with different shapes, sizes and designs which you can choose from in the market according to your favourite designs or your budget.

Besides that, the cap printing activity uses heat transfer technology to be printed with a cap heat press machine. There are three methods how you can print caps using a cap heat press machine, they are sublimation printing, vinyl printing and transfer printing.

Sublimation printing is specifically for materials which is microfiber and polyester while vinyl printing uses vinyl transfer films such as flock, PU, etc. Here however, we will be showing you about the last method, which is transfer printing, because the steps in transfer printing involves using heat transfer papers hence what this website is all about.

Transfer printing onto a cap using heat transfer paper is just the same as if you are printing onto a T-Shirt. The only difference is instead of using a flat heat press machine with a flat surface, you are using a cap heat press machine with a slightly curved surface.

Enjoy this video tutorial to learn the steps.

Hot Peel Vs Cold Peel Transfer Papers

If you have been in the printing industries for quite some time now, you must be familiar with the heat transfer printing technique using heat transfer papers which is an indirect printing method where inks are printed on to transfer paper, dried, then transferred using a heat press machine on to garment of choice.

There are two types of transfer papers which are light based transfer paper and dark based transfer paper. If you are new to this business however, read the differences between those two types of papers here.

Heat transfers using the heat transfer printing techniques are produced in two methods known as Hot Peel and Cold Peel. Are you familiar with Hot Peel and Cold Peel transfer papers?

The hot peel method is when the transfer paper is peeled off immediately while the transferred design is still hot. When the paper is peeled hot, a portion of ink remains on the paper and the rest on the fabric. Hot transfers feels just like screen prints, it offers a softer hand effect. The colour transfer is more vivid if it is used with pigment inks.

Hot Peel Transfer Paper

Hot Peel Transfer Paper

Whereas the cold peel method is when the transfer paper is allowed to cool down completely after the transfer is applied. Then later after it has cooled down completely, the transfer paper will be removed.  This method leaves a semi-glossy, rubbery feel to the print.

Cold Peel Transfer Paper

Cold Peel Transfer Paper

To ensure that the transferred design is durable, when washing the garments turn it inside out and wash using a mild detergent on cold water setting. Do not use bleach and do not iron directly on the transferred designs.

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Decorate Tote Bags with Iron-on-Transfer Paper

Tote bags can be used for so many purposes and it is also very cheap. Rather than having just plain boring tote bags, why not spice things up with decorating it yourself? There are various methods to decorate tote bags.

Some people like to sew buttons, beads or materials on their tote bags.

While others like to draw and colour their tote bags with fabric markers or fabric dyes.

However for those who do not have “artistic hands”…today we’re going to share with you on how to decorate your tote bags with designs you can download online and then transfer those images onto your tote bag using transfer paper and an iron.

First, the materials that you will need are:

  1. Transfer paper – You can purchase transfer paper in craft or art supplies stores or purchase it at DIY Printing Supply.
  2. Paper towel
  3. Scissors
  4. An image/design as a digital file on the computer
  5. Computer
  6. Printer – Preferably inkjet for better colour quality
  7. Plain canvas tote bag – Tote bags can be purchased on Instagram or in craft stores.
  8. Iron
  9. Iron board

The steps are super easy:

  1. Choose a design or photo that you would like to have on your tote bag.
  2. If the desired design is not already on your computer, then upload or scan it so that you have it in a digital file.
  3. Print the design onto a sheet of iron-on transfer paper.
  4. Once you have already printed out the design, trim the edges of with a pair of scissors.
  5. Lay you tote bag flat and position the design onto your tote bag.
  6. Place a paper towel on top of the design and using a hot iron, iron the design carefully. Iron until the transfer paper is fully pasted onto the tote bag.
  7. Peel off the transfer paper slowly and the design should be pasted nicely on your tote bag.

Care for your tote bag by hand-washing the tote bag after it is turned inside out to prevent the image from damaging.

Maybe if you love creating d.i.y projects like these so much, you can turn it into a business.

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3 Major Benefits Of Transfer Printing

05There are many reasons why transfer printing became popular in heat transfer printing business. In this article, we’ll share with you 3 major reasons for you to be involved in heat transfer printing business using the transfer printing method.

  1. Lower cost: transfer printing process required just transfer paper, pigment ink and heat press machine. Overall the capital to start-up business is cheaper or affordable.
  2. Technical friendly: handling a heat press machine is not as hard as you think. Most of the machines is user friendly and easy to use. You can either do it by yourself or hire someone to handle it.
  3. Minimum space required. Most of the machines for transfer printing are portable and does not require maximum space. Furthermore, in heat transfer printing, you can do single printing. This is great as you’re not require to find a big task to clear up your stock.

For your acknowledgement, you can get heat transfer paper for both dark based and light based from us. Our price list for transfer paper, pigment ink and heat press machine are really reasonable compared to others. Don’t miss the chances to generate higher income in the gift industry.

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The Dark Based VS Light Based Transfer Printing

01There are two types of transfer paper in transfer printing namely the dark based transfer paper and the light based transfer paper. It is important to know how to differentiate between dark-based transfer paper and light-based transfer paper.

In the light based transfer printing process, the heat is applied to the light transfer paper’s protective sheet. The printed coated film releases itself from the protective sheet and adheres to the fabric or T-shirt.

While in the dark based transfer printing process, the coated film has the adhesive on the back side. Light colours are more challenging to see on dark coloured surfaces because it will appear as the actual colour when the transferring is done.

This video tutorial below will explain further about the differences between light based transfer paper and the dark based transfer paper. Click PLAY to start watching~

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Heat Press Machine for Photo T Shirt Printing

DFHP-M5040 DFHP-M5040-c

Semi Auto Heat Press Machine is suitable for heavy t-shirt printing business. This machines is very user friendly as it allows for manual closing process with automatic opening.

The digital technology in semi-auto heat press machines enables precise control of heat and pressure levels and timing. This automation may improve your T-shirt printing speed and productivity. It also help to printing t-shirt easily and provide perfect results.

Video tutorial below will guide you on how to print t-shirt with semi auto magnetic heat press machine. Enjoy~

Start small but with appropriate skills, you’re able to conquer this market successfully.

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What is Sublimation Transfer Papers?

Sublimation-PapersSublimation transfer paper is best used with sublimation inks for heat transfer printing. Sublimation paper is important for sublimation printing. The combination of sublimation ink and paper with perfect set up for temperature and pressure, will leads to great printing result.

Also, some customers assume that this transfer paper is actually a normal A4 we could buy outside.

Well, sublimation transfer paper is actually playing a critical role in the final output quality of your sublimated product.

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BRAND NAME   % Transferred on Sublimation Blanks
X Brand - 50% (another 50% of inks WASTED)
DIYPrintingSupply - 90%

Again, sublimation transfer papers are IMPORTANT for an excellent heat transfer printing’s output. Why? It is because the sublimation transfer paper is the medium to transfer the inks onto the sublimation blanks.

Just imagine, if it is a poor transfer paper, it will only transfer 50% of sublimation inks onto sublimation blanks, and you will waste another 50% of sublimation inks every time. In long run business, this is very …. well, your inks are your money. Get it?

To save the cost of heat transfer printing, we have the best quality imported sublimation transfer papers for you. It is up to 95% of inks transferred over sublimation blanks. Not believe? Try it out.

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Transfer Paper for Light Based and Dark Based

transfer-paperThere are 2 types of transfer paper which is light based and dark based transfer paper.

  1. Light based transfer paper:
    Designed for transferring inkjet images to light garments and substrates including T-shirts, sweatshirts, mouse pads, leather, along with other garments. It offers a softer hand effect. The image can be cut with cutting plotter or trimmed as desired.
  2. Dark based transfer paper:
    Designed for transferring inkjet images to dark or other colored garments and substrates including T-shirts, sweatshirts, mouse pads, leather, along with other garments. It offers a softer hand and allows for photo-quality transfers with a white base. The image can be plotter cut or trimmed as desired.

To see clearer view on the differences between the dark based and light based transfer paper, you may view the table below:

compare dark and light transfer paper

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