How to Choose The Best Heat Transfer T-Shirt in Malaysia?

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How to Choose The Best Heat Transfer T-Shirt in Malaysia?

April 21, 2019 Uncategorized 0

How to Choose The Best Heat Transfer T-Shirt in Malaysia?

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Out of so many printing industries, find out how to choose your preferred heat transfer t-shirt in Malaysia. Heat transfer is a popular printing method being used among the t-shirt printing industry. This is a process by transferring images onto the garment under high heat and pressure.
Heat Transfer Printing is a popular choice for customers looking to do class tee printing or cap printing due to easy customization. It has the ability to print colourful designs at a lower cost for smaller quantities and on many different types of fabrics and materials.

Uses of Heat Transfer

Heat Transfer Printing can be used on a wide range of apparel and merchandise including:
  • T-shirts like Dry Fit T-Shirts
  • Sportswear like Sports Jerseys
  • Hoodies
  • Jackets
  • Shorts
  • Uniforms
  • Caps
  • and so many more!

Pricing for Heat Transfer Printing

The pricing of heat transfer printing depends on several factors such as:-
  • Size of Printing (Chest Size, Within A4 Size, Within A3 Size)
  • Quantity

Advantages of Heat Transfer Printing

  • Heat Transfer printing can be used on 100% cotton tees, mixed fabrics as well as dry fit tees.
  • Heat Transfer printing can be processed quickly for small quantities, saving on your time and money.
  • Heat Transfer printing allows for individual customization with different names on each t-shirt or hoodie.
  • Heat Transfer printing is the most economical for orders in small quantities.
  • Heat Transfer printing allows multiple colour designs to be printed at no extra cost.
  This method of custom printing substrates creates brilliant colour reproduction. It is not limited to single colours but you can have full-colour images as well. If you are looking to produce this for names and numbers, for custom sportswear, or for special design, then this is the perfect method.

Disadvantages of Heat Transfer Printing

  • Heat Transfer printing can fade away with time if used and washed too frequently.
  • Heat Transfer printing cannot be used on a few materials, like thin fabrics that burn easily.
  • Heat Transfer printing may not be suitable for certain types of large designs because of the vinyl sticker layer over the tee.

Types of Heat Transfer Printing

  • Sublimation Printing
This type of heat transfer printing works great on dry fit, microfiber, jersey, polyester and quick dry t-shirts.  It is interesting to point out that it is the sublimation printing method that is often used to print images and logos on coated mugs and plates that are seen in gift shops. The heat transfer images are transferred to t-shirts while using high temperatures and steady pressure. The process usually only takes about one minute.  When completed, the t-shirt will have a permanent, vivid image that has a soft cotton-like feel.
  • Transfer Printing
This is a different type of heat transfer technique that works well on almost any fabric including cotton and polyester. Like the sublimation printing, transfer printing uses a special type of ink and transfer paper.  It is interesting to point out that this method has two different types of transfer paper. One is for light coloured white t-shirts, and the other for dark and black coloured t-shirts.
  • Vinyl Printing
The vinyl printing process only uses one colour and is recommended for Flock, PU, Glitter, Glow in Dark, Reflective and Hologram materials.  Vinyl printing works well on many different types of fabrics.      

Heat Transfer Printing Facts

Fact 1: Bleeding designs in heat transfer printing is unavoidable.

  • If you design is extremely intricately with fine details and thin lines, some amount of bleeding is unavoidable.
  • This is because even if a powerful machine can cut fine details, the peeling process after the vinyl has been cut is done by hand. As such if the design is too intricate, it is impossible too peel them off without damaging the design.


Fact 2: Multiple Colours in design does not increase cost of printing.

  • While printing methods like silk screen printing cost significantly more for multi coloured designs, heat transfer printing remains an exception. No matter whether your design has 1 colour, 5 colours or 10 colours, the cost of your printing remains the same!
  • Heat transfer printing can print gradient coloured designs unlike silk screen printing. So now you can prepare ultra colourful and vibrant designs without worrying about the cost!


Fact 3: Heat Transfer Printing is not the most durable type of Printing.

  • Heat transfer printed designs can usually last up to 50 washes or more if done the correct way at the correct temperature and pressure, with a commercial heat press. However, just like many people already know heat transfer prints are not the most durable, especially when compared to printing processes like silk screen printing and dye sublimation printing which are a lot more long lasting.

Heat Transfer Printing Myths

Myth 1: Heat Transfer Prints will fall off fast.

If any of your heat transfer prints fall or fade off fast, there can only be 2 reasons:
  • The heat transfer print is done at the wrong temperature and pressure.
  • The heat transfer print is done with poor grade equipment and materials typically used for home use (E.g. Home Irons).
So the next time you opt for heat transfer printing, choose an experienced one instead of the cheapest one! Because if your printer is so extremely cheap, there is a high probability that low quality materials and equipments are used in the process. Wouldn’t you want your prints to stay strong even after multiple washes?


Myth 2: Heat Transfer Prints cannot be ironed on.

Just like mentioned above. If good quality heat transfer print materials are used, your design can be ironed over without damaging your printed design! Of course play it extra safe, you need put a teflon paper over your design before you iron your clothes, or iron your clothes from inside out.  

Myth 3: Heat Transfer Printing is very easy to do.

Though Heat transfer printing can be done on quantities as little as 1, it requires immense care and precision to pull it off well, especially in the peeling and design transferring stages. The heat transfer printing process has quite a few steps as explained in detail above: First printing and cutting, followed by peeling and transferring it onto a sticky transfer paper, and finally the heat pressing on the t-shirt!


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