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Screen Printed Transfers, DTF Transfers, & More

Hot Split Retro Screen Printed Transfers

Screen printed transfers with a softer feel.

This plastisol transfer is printed without adhesive, instead using inks that will melt into the fabric giving the softest, lightest feel of our product line. Request a Hot Split Retro sample.

  • Ideal for thin materials, such as burnout T-shirts.
  • Light, soft feel.
  • Available in 70 stock colors.
  • Recommended fabrics: cotton, polyester, cotton/poly blends.
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Artwork Guidelines

Screen printed transfers require vector artwork.

You can send us vector artwork and we can print it as is or with adjustments.

You can send us raster (non-vector) artwork that we will redraw/convert to vector.

Send us the best artwork that you have.

1. Size: Standard sheet size is 11.25″ x 14″.
Jumbo sheet size available at 12.5" x 17.5".
Although not required, it is a good idea to send us your file at the size you want it printed.

2. Text: Convert all text to curves/outlines before sending.

3. Colors: We use spot colors for screen printing. You can use spot colors when creating art, but it is not required. Use consistent colors in your file.

4. Line Thickness: minimum of .012″ for printed areas.

5. Show-Thru Thickness: minimum of .04″ for non-printing areas

6. Special effects: Some special effects such as fades and shading can’t be produced with screen printing. Consider full color transfers if your art contains these.

We accept the following file types:


  • Adobe Illustrator® - all versions
  • Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) - all versions
  • Jpgs (photos) - we will redraw these types of files in a vector format
  • Photoshop® - all versions

Tips / Application


Please check transfers carefully before heat-applying.

Set Temperature

Set the press to 360 - 370°F

Pre-Heat Garment

First, place the garment on platen, heat press for 3-5 seconds or until there is no more steam to remove wrinkles and moisture. Ensure there are no obstructions such as buttons, pockets, or seams. If there are, raise only the print area with a Print Perfect Pad.

Position & Press

Place the transfer face down on the garment. Close the heat press and heat for 8-10 seconds.

Peel Hot

Open the press and peel the carrier in a smooth, even motion.

Note: The recommended time, temperature, and pressure settings are for Stahls' Hotronix® heat press machines. Settings on other heat presses may vary.

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    8-10 Seconds

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    360 - 370°F

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    Medium/Firm 6-8 (60-80 psi)

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  • Best for large, solid areas of ink.
  • Super White Hot Split has good opacity for fashion apparel, but for an athletic white use Goof Proof®.


Which ink formula should I use?

The choice is based on the fabric you are printing on. Goof Proof® is the best-selling plastisol screen printed transfer for cotton and cotton/poly blends. It has great opacity, durability, and a soft feel. Elasti Prints® is best when you need to apply to heat sensitive 100% polyester at a lower temperature.

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.

On what types of fabrics can screen printed transfers be applied?

Screen printed transfers can be applied to cotton, polyester, or poly/cotton blends.

I was wondering if I can get Hot Split transfers with something like a photo that isn't just flat colors?

We can make a transfer from a photo, but not Hot Split. For photo replication, we recommend our UltraColor Soft transfer.

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