Sublimation Heat Transfer Paper Guide

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    Do you want a multi-color design without layering vinyl or investing in expensive wide format printers?

    Thermal transfer paper provides an inexpensive way to print your own customized full-color transfers.

    What is transfer paper?
    Transfer paper is actually a kind of paper, not vinyl! All you need is a small desktop printer, such as the laser or inkjet printers found in many home offices. Common brands that work well include: OKI, Samsung, Canon, Brother, and Epson.

    Transfer paper and printable HTV
    Let us immediately understand that transfer paper and printable HTV are completely different! Printable heat transfer vinyl uses actual vinyl rolls. To use Printable HTV, you need a wide format printer with Eco Solvent, Solvent or Latex ink. These printers are very expensive. For a more in-depth explanation, please check our blog Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) vs. Heat Transfer Paper.

    Benefits of transfer paper
    Now that we know what equipment is needed to use transfer paper, let's talk about the benefits!

    As you know, all you need is a cheap laser or inkjet printer. In addition, you don't need any special ink! Use the printer and ink you use when printing documents at home.
    The transfer paper allows a single-layer full-color design. You don't need multiple layers of vinyl, which means you only need to press it once! In addition, you can get an appearance that cannot be achieved with conventional heat transfer vinyl.
    The transfer paper will adhere to your daily clothing, such as cotton, polyester and blends!
    With transfer paper, you can expect quite good washing durability. If you follow the correct care instructions, we will discuss 25-30 washes. Please note that as you approach the 25-30 washing point, you may experience fading and cracking.
    Transfer paper is very suitable for making many garments. Prices range from $1 to $2 per sheet, depending on the size you use.
    Types of sticky sublimation paper

    Depending on the printer you have, there are specific types of transfer paper. There are transfer papers for laser printers and transfer papers for inkjet printers. In addition, there are specific transfer paper suitable for light-colored clothing and specific transfer paper suitable for dark-colored clothing.