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Digital Transfer Printing Technique

General Information

Digital transfer printing involves using a specialized printer to transfer a design or logo with extremely high photographic quality onto a specific material known as transfer paper, which is then applied and fixed to the product using a heat press. This method is widely used for creating high-definition color logos and designs. Initially, the colors are digitally printed onto a large roll of paper. Then, glue is applied to allow adhesion to the product. The final phase of the process involves applying the image or logo to the item through pressure, time, and heat. During this phase, the image is pressed for a period of 12-15 seconds at a temperature of approximately 160 degrees, allowing the color to transfer from the film to the object. Once the process is complete, the film is removed.

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Customization and Production Times

Digital transfer printing offers exceptional print quality and the ability to reproduce small details accurately. Color fidelity is maximum, and there is no maximum limit to reproducible shades. It is possible to print on any item as long as the surface is flat or slightly curved. Digital transfer printing offers extraordinary definition, allowing for both simple and complex designs. Additionally, it ensures exceptional durability over time, with a generous printing area relative to the size of the selected gadget.

Colors and Materials

Digital transfer printing is an extremely versatile technique, both in terms of the vividness of reproduced colors and its applicability to a wide range of materials. This technique can be successfully used on various substrates including polyester, cotton, nylon, plastic, leather, cardboard, and felt. Digital transfer printing is suitable exclusively for flat or slightly curved surfaces. Being a digital print, it imposes no limits on color and shading reproduction.

Maximum Number of Possible Colors

There is no maximum limit to printable colors, as we are dealing with digital printing technology. Therefore, all color shades can be reproduced without any limitation or restriction.

Equipment and Support Materials

To perform digital transfer printing, it is essential to use special inks so that the print can adhere to the products. Additionally, special sheets or films on which the desired image can be reproduced are required. The machines used in this process, known as heat transfer, apply heat and pressure to the printed support that needs to be transferred. In this way, they facilitate the passage of the image or design onto the chosen surface.

Printing Cost and Customization

Digital transfer printing is a durable print that allows for the reproduction of colors and details with maximum fidelity. Prices for applying this technique depend mainly on the size of the print and the printing area.

Products Suitable for Digital Transfer Printing

Digital transfer printing is ideal for a wide range of products with mainly flat or slightly curved surfaces. Among the popular gadgets for this printing technique are: bags, t-shirts, backpacks, caps, umbrellas, shoulder bags, and many other items.


After customization, digital transfer printing may leave a small transparent edge at the edges of the printing area. This is a practically imperceptible film covering the customized image. Additionally, the price of printing depends greatly on the size of customization.