Plastisol transfers are a way of adding your design onto particular products using a transfer and press technique. The most common use of this method is for placing prints on garments such as caps, hoodies, shirts and sweaters. They can also be used on bags made of cloth etc.

How Promotional Plastisol Transfers Work

Let’s take a look into how the method works. You can either cold-peel or hot-split depending on the product type. I the cold-pool method the plastisol is transferred using a hot press, then the ink is let to cool. The finishing of the print reflects a smooth and glossy look.

Types of Transfer

On the other hand, in the hot-split, the transfer paper is removed immediately as soon as it is applied to the product’s surface, but since the ink from the transfer paper is still hot, it scatters the ink and is not that clear.

Yet another method is the hot-peel, where the paper is peeled as it is being transferred while being hot. In this case, the result may be a 3D effect.

Advantages of the Method

The advantages of plastisol transfers is enhanced accuracy when compared with traditional screen print (the print itself is similar but because it is applied to a transfer first, placement tends to be more consistent). It is also a cost effective means of decoration.

Disadvantages of the Technique

The primary disadvantage of using plastisol transfers is that they cannot be utilised for all products. Because the press technique requires heat for the design to adhere, plastic products are out of the question. Similarly not all items can fit into these heat press machines, so flat, fabric products are the ideal items to use this technique on.

Speak with our experienced customer care team for more information on using plastisol transfers for your next promotional product order.