Custom Screen Printed Transfer Types

Choose from a wide variety of plastisol ink types.

Screen printed transfers use silkscreen technology with the most durable plastisol inks. Designs are screen printed on individual release papers, then sent to you to heat apply with a professional heat press. Ordering is easy. Use one of the 5000 Easy Prints® Layouts or send us custom artwork for an Easy Prints® Plus order.

Best-selling screen printed transfer.

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Screen printed transfers with a softer feel.

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A low-temperature application alternative.

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Ideal for heat sensitive, stretchable polyester fabrics.

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Add foil to your screen printed transfer for a fashionable custom look.

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The latest trend in screen printed transfers.

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How do your prints compare to screen printing?

Our Hot Split, Goof Proof®, Polytrans, Elasti Prints™, Glitter, and Reflective transfers are screen printed. If you are looking for a light, breathable print, select Hot Split. For a heavier, athletic feel select Goof Proof. Our transfers are just as durable as direct screen printing!

Which ink formula should I use?

All three of our products work on cotton, polyester, or a cotton/poly blend. The choice is based on the feel of the product. More information can be found here.

• Hot Split has a lighter, softer feel. It also allows you to do more with multi colors. Hot Split gold, yellow, tan and neon ink colors do not work on dark garments. All other ink colors will work on all other colors.

• Goof Proof® is your choice for a heavier feel. If using white, gold or yellow ink on a dark garment, we recommend Goof Proof for the heavier feel and opacity.

• Polytrans uses the same ink and adhesive as Goof Proof but is best used if you need to apply at a lower temperature.

• Use Elasti Prints™ formula for garments that stretch.

Can I use a household iron to apply Transfer Express products?

We do not recommend applying any of Transfer Express' products with a household hand iron. We suggest using a heat press with adjustable pressure settings.

What is the shelf life of your transfers?

The transfers have indefinite shelf life when stored in proper conditions. It is not recommended storing them in areas with high humidity or high temperature.

What are the available sizes and colors of prints?

All of our prints are custom made for you. You select the size and color(s). We do have standard recommended sizes; just ask Dealer Services for assistance.

Can I replace the text and clip art in the layouts shown in the Easy Prints® Idea Book?

Yes, the Idea Book was created to give you hundreds of professionally created designs that can be customized with your text and your choice of clip art.

Please tell me the difference between a digital cad cut transfer and a custom heat press transfer.

All of our transfers are custom heat press transfers. Depending on your art and application you can order screen printed or digital transfers. Screen printed can be applied to cotton, polyester and cotton/poly blends. It must be in spot color. Digital transfers can be put on the same in addition to many other materials. It can be spot or full process color, like a photo.

What is the best transfer for polyester fleece (ie. stadium blankets)?

All of our products will adhere. You will want to test the blanket with the heat to see how much it compresses the fleece. Just put a corner in the press for 340 degrees for 10 seconds and see what you think.

How long does it take to get custom transfers?

Our products range from same day to up to 3 days for screen printed transfers from your art.

Do you print 15x15 papers?

No. We have one standard sheet size for screen printed transfers: Standard 11.25" x 14".

Can I send artwork with gradients for screen printed transfers?

We are able to hold halftones of 30 DPI. For finer halftones, we can do digital transfers.

If I send you a design, do you re-size it for full chest or pocket prints or do I have to send it the size I want it to be?

We can re-size images. You do not need to send in the exact size unless it is a photographic image that may become pixelated if enlarged.

What is the best way to print on mesh items without the transfer going through to the other side?

You just need to slide a cover sheet in between the front and the back.

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