What is a screen printed transfer?
A screen printed transfer, also known as a plastisol transfer, is an image that is screen printed onto a release paper. The transfer is printed with a plastisol ink that is also used in direct screen printing. The transfer is printed as a mirrored image so when it is applied to the garment it will read correctly. This transfer is then applied to a garment using a professional heat press. The screen printed image is partially cured during the production process which leaves the ink dry to the touch. The final curing of the image is completed when the transfer is heat pressed.
The main benefit of using screen printed transfers over direct screen printing is the ability to print on demand. Have unprinted shirts on hand in a variety of sizes and colors and print as sold. There is also no need to invest in expensive screen printing equipment. All you need is a heat press!