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What is a Digital Transfer?

A Digital Transfer (also sometimes referred to as an Iron-On transfer) is where a design is printed on a medium and/or the medium cut, and the background is removed by weeding.The final piece is then applied to the t shirt with heat.

What are the different Types?

  • Print and Cut Digital Transfer This is where we print any full colour design onto a vinyl medium, then cut the shape of the design and remove any unwanted medium.


  • CAD Cut Transfer Overlay A coloured piece of vinyl medium is cut to a given shape (words, pictures etc). The background unwanted medium is removed.


How Much Does it cost?

The price depends on these 4 factors. You will need to supply all these details if you want a quote.

1. Quantity The total quantity to be printed (Min 10 pce) There is a set up charge include in the quoted price.

2. Print Size The size of the design is important. (The total surface area of the medium that is used). Tell us the width x height of the final design

3. See the design Some designs will not work. For example: designs with fine edges or faded edges. Text that is smaller than 5mm high, are difficult to cut and weed. We also need to see the amount of weeding required.

4. Yes! Customer Supplied Whether we are supplying the garment or not is important. We charge more if you supply the garments. Reading this is important if you are supplying garments.

You can get an exact quote by providing your finished artwork. See transfer artwork requirements here.

Different Types Of Cut Lines

We use a few different cut lines. See example below.

Patch - These are solid shapes. Includes Rounded Corner Patch, Square Corner Patch. Other patches including Rectangles, Squares Triangles, Ovals or Circles. Great if your artwork is not in vector format.

Bubble - Bubble is cut to the shape of the design but with a bubbled edge of the medium around the design. This could be because of a small design where weeding is impossible. Or if the design is required on many different colour ways.

Flush - The cut line is flush with the design. The background medium can be removed right up to the edge of the design, including detail within the design.


Example Key: ~ Vinyl Medium (Shown in White) ~ Printed design (Shown in Navy Blue) ~ Cut line (Shown in Green) ~ T-Shirt area (Shown in Grey)

Patch Transfer Bubble

Weeded Bubble Flush Weeded

Can I Apply them to my Garment with an Iron?

Using anything other than an industrial heat press is not recommended. This is because the vinyl medium needs exact pressure, a minimum amount of heat for a recommended amount of time to bond correctly. Most of these things can not be controlled using an home iron.

Remember, if you don't know what method to choose, don't worry, fill in the quote form, we will always give you our professional opinion.

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What Is Weeding A Transfer?

What Is Weeding A Transfer? Weeding is the process of peeling away the excess areas around a digitally printed transfer. Like shown in this image. It's the removal of excess vinyl around the design and inside the transfer after it has been cut to shape by a vinyl cutter.
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Print And Cut Digital Transfers

Print And Cut Digital Transfers Print and Cut digital transfer, means that we can print any full colour design, then cut out the shape of the design ready to be transferred to a t-shirts. The transfer material provides comfort when wearing with its thin and soft touch aspect with the added benefit of wash durability.
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CAD Cut Vinyl Transfer Overlay

CAD Cut Vinyl Transfer Overlay Your image is Computer Cut with a digital plotter/vinyl cutter. Your design is then hand weeded, and the PU coloured Vinyl film that is then commercially Heat Applied to any number of items including Sportswear, Teamwear, T-shirts, Jackets, Pants, Bags, Umbrellas, Laptop Cases, School wear and Corporate wear.
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Digital T-Shirt Transfer Overlays

Digital T-Shirt Transfer Overlays Our digital transfer print and cut machines are manufactured by Roland and are able to print transfers and cut out logos, names and shapes. This process is great for sports team numbers and team names. Printing full colour designs onto dark polyester fabric, like sports uniforms, bags, hats.
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What Is An Iron-On Transfer?

What Is An Iron-On Transfer? An Iron on transfer is generally referred to as the paper based product that is printed using a home inkjet printer or laser printer. This is a hobby / craft product designed to be put on white or light coloured t shirts with an every day domestic home iron. The printed design is transferred from the paper onto the t shirt with heat.
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