Glossary of Terms
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Blank wholesale t-shirts, hoodies, caps, bags, and more for the use of decorating and customizing apparel for end consumers
Accepted File Types
Digital file formats of your artwork that we are able to print, or use as a guide, for custom screen printed transfers and Stretch Litho™ transfers. You can send us over 30 different formats: CDR, CMX, CPT, WMF, PLT, SVG, PDF, AI, EPS, PS, DOC, DOCX, RTF, PPT, PPTX, PUB, JPG, JPEG, JPE, JP2, TIF, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG, PCT, PCX, PICT, PSD, EMF, TXT, ZIP
A screen printed transfer made with water-based ink that applies to a variety of fabrics including spandex and types of nylon. A Dye-Block option is available to block dye migration for sublimated apparel.
Our official Transfer Express blog hosts a variety of educational topics, tips, tricks, and inspiration related to t-shirt businesses and heat printing.
A digitally-produced, full color product for both apparel and non-apparel.
A collection of art to be used in Easy Prints layouts.
The changing of the ink color midway through a screen printed transfer run. Your pricing is based on the total sold with a small fee to change the color. For example you might want 10 in red and 40 in white; you would be priced at the 50 total with a fee for the color change.
A booklet of the ink color selection available from Transfer Express.
Custom Clip Art (CCA)
Clip art saved from one of your Easy Prints Plus orders for your future use in Easy Prints layouts.
A Transfer Express customer.
A Transfer Express customer number.
An effect which gives your print a worn look.
A collection of customizable professionally created art layouts. You can change the text, clip art, font and choose the colors and size. Easy Prints can be used to design artwork for apparel. Four choices are available: Easy Prints (created from our layouts), Easy Prints Plus (created from your artwork), Easy Prints Letters, and Easy Prints Numbers.
Easy Prints® Plus
Screen printed transfers that are printed using your own custom artwork that you send to us.
Online design preview of custom created Easy Prints layouts.
Screen printed transfers designed to go on polyester or cotton that stretches.
Pre-spaced individual screen printed transfer names applied with a heat press.
A box of Easy Prints numbers that includes 15 number 1s and 5 each of the numbers 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
An economical, full color, digitally produced heat applied transfer.
A type of transfer that uses glitter ink and a dot pattern to give the look of rhinestones.
A product used in conjunction with a screen printed transfer that gives a shiny look.
Letter styles (typestyles) that can be used when printing custom products.
An online tool to help you figure how many images can fit on a gang sheet when ordering screen printed transfers.
A screen printed transfer sheet that has multiple images on the sheet.
A screen printed transfer with sparkle.
A screen printed transfer that is an off-white color in daylight and glows as a green color in the dark.
Plastisol, screen printed ink type that has adhesive added. Applies in 4 seconds.
A transfer size designed to be applied to the left chest.
A machine that applies transfers using time, temperature and pressure settings.
Heat Printing Pillow
A foam cushion sold by Stahls’ for use with their products. A pillow should NOT be used with transfer application.
Hot Split Retro
A screen printed plastisol transfer type that applies at a high temperature and melts into the fabric giving a soft feel.
The Transfer Express “bible,” a book with Easy Prints layouts to help you create custom transfers for apparel and non-apparel products such as stickers, banners, window decals, wall graphics and static clings.
Image Resizer Tool
An online tool to help you figure proportions when calculating enlargements or reductions.
The choice of inks used for screen printed transfers. Examples are Goof Proof, Hot Split Retro, and Glitter.
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A type of cover sheet which produces a matte finish.
Professionally created designs (templates) used to create Easy Prints transfers.
Specially priced screen printed gang sheets, where multiple teams (sponsor strips) are put on one sheet.
A kit that can be purchased from Transfer Express to help with the selling of custom transfers. Includes Idea Book, buyer's guide, display transfers, decal, color selector, and a coupon.
An online tool to help you figure how many numbers are needed for a team or league.
A box of Easy Prints numbers that includes 120 of the number 1, 30 each of 2,3,4,5,6, and 9, and 15 each of 7, 8, and 0 for a total of 315 digits.
The outermost color on a multi-color print.
International color matching system using numbers to identify colors.
A screen printed transfer type with a pearlescent effect or shimmer.
Ink used for screen printed transfers.
Upper or Lower metal plate of the heat press. Lower platens can be interchangeable and are sold as a Heat Press Accessory.
Artwork ordered to view the art prior to ordering the transfer.
Print Perfect Pad
A silicone rubber pad designed to raise your print area during heat printing, to avoid seams, buttons, zippers, and other obstructions, while giving a flat, solid surface for even pressure.
A screen printed transfer formula that puffs when applied.
Quick Slip Pad Protector
An add-on cover that fits over the lower platen of a heat press to protect and reduce the wear and tear of the platen. It also helps threading garments quicker because of the slippery surface.
Transfer that reflects direct light.
When you need more transfers of the exact art you ordered previously. We keep art on file for 2 years. Visit My Account, Past Orders to and look for the "Reorder" link. With exact reorders, you can change quantity and colors. Your previous order # is needed.
Reorder with a Change
When you need more transfers of previous art you have ordered but you need to change the art, size, transfer type, etc. Call us at 1-800-622-2280 to place these orders. Your previous order # is needed.
Retail Price List
Dealer pricing that has been doubled for retail selling—what you would charge the customer.
Reusable Cover Sheet
A type of cover sheet which leaves a shiny finish.
A premium service ordered for a fee when an item is needed prior to the scheduled ship date.
Screen Printed Transfers
Transfers produced using plastisol ink and the screen printing method.
Easy Prints layout for creating shirt tag screen printed transfers.
The area of art or text where the shirt color shows through the design.
A versatile, full color, digitally produced heat applied transfer that applies to nylon and spandex.
Two-day air shipping service offered for the same price as Ground service.
A type of print needed for a button-down shirt where the print will be applied to both sides of the shirt. TIP: Cut the transfers in half to apply to each side.
A digitally produced product with an adhesive backing for application on a variety of items including laptops, notebooks, drinking bottles, etc.
A full color, digitally produced heat applied transfer that blocks dye migration when applied to sublimated apparel.
An application technique where you “dress” the apparel on the lower platen.
An image printed on a release paper that is applied to apparel using a heat press.
The interactive online shipping schedule for Transfer Express products.
A list of words for application to one shirt. For example, a class list or schedule that is printed on the back of a shirt.
Letter styles (fonts) that can be used in Easy Prints® custom transfers.
The method of sending artwork electronically.
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Transfer Express hosts an online free monthly webinar class to teach about heat printing and ideas on how to grow your t-shirt business.
A digitally printed product for permanent placement on a window.
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