Plastisol Heat Transfers

Plastisol Heat Transfers


What are Heat Press Plastisol Transfers?

Plastisol Transfers are screen printed designs that are printed on a special heat transfer release paper instead of directly on the shirt. Once the design is screen printed onto the paper, the printed heat transfer papers are shipped to your house. You can then USE A HEAT PRESS MACHINE (NOT AN IRON) to print those designs onto your t-shirts, hoodies, or any other garment.

This method is very cost efficient and reduces a lot of workload on your side.

1) You can Focus on Designing Artwork

If you are a graphic designer, then this method would benefit you the most. All you need to do is create and upload the design to our design studio and you can have them printed on a high quality release paper and have them delivered right to your door. Once we send the transfers to you, you just need to use a heat press machine to press it on a garment. The pressing process is simple and takes no more than 3 minutes per shirt once it is setup.

2) Your Workspace is Clean

For those that have tried screen printing, you know how messy it can get. Cleaning up becomes a hassle. With heat press printing you only need the machine itself and a table to put your custom designs and garments on.

3) You don’t have to invest as much money

With traditional screen printing you have to put up a lot of money up front. You have to pay for all the shirts to be printed and most screen printers have a minimum of 50 shirts, or if they offer smaller minimums the cost per shirt goes up a lot. If the shirts don’t sell or you bought the wrong sizes there is nothing you can do.

With plastisol transfers you can buy the shirts as you go and try out multiple colors and different garments like tank tops, hoodies, v-necks, and long sleeve shirts. The investment is a lot smaller and you aren’t stuck with inventory you cant sell.


You have to buy the heat press machine which is a little investment. They start from the low $200’s like the Power Press and go up to 2,000+ like the Hotronix Fusion

2) You have to apply the design on yourself

With traditional screen printing everything is already done, you just ship out the orders. With plastisol transfers you apply the design to the shirt when you sell it. This works well when you are starting out and experimenting with new products but if there is a design that is selling well I would suggest contacting us about screen printed shirt to save time.

3) Heat Press Machines Are Heavy and You Could Get Hurt

A typical heat press machine is at least 50 lbs. or more. When starting the machine, it is heated up to 400 °F+, which could burn you if you are not careful. I have never gotten burned by the machine but if you are a clumsy, then you might want to watch out.

What are Heat Press Machines and Where to Get Them?
“A heat press is a machine engineered to imprint a design or graphic on a substrate, such as a t-shirt, with the application of heat and pressure for a preset period of time. While heat presses are often used to apply designs to fabrics, they can also be used to imprint designs on mugs, plates, jigsaw puzzles, and other products.” [Source: Wikipedia]

To make it simple for you, here is a quick summary of how the entire process works:

Buy a heat press machine
Get your design printed by a us
Order the required t-shirts from wholesalers
Print on demand yourself when the order comes in and keep the profits for yourself

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