T Shirt Transfer Printing?

Transfer printing is the process of printing your designs onto a special, transferrable vinyl material. The printed material is then transferred onto the T-Shirt or garment using a commercial heat press. It enables full-colour images to be printed very quickly and is a great option if you're after promotional clothing due to the bright, vibrant colours that can be achieved.

Transfer Printing


  • Perfect for low-quantity T-Shirt runs, same T-Shirt designs, promotional clothing and hen and stag do's
  • Produces high-quality printing replication
  • Allows full-colour designs
  • Incredibly fast and perfect for same and next day delivery services
  • No set up charges meaning it's very reasonably priced

 We can use transfer printing when printing onto both light and dark coloured T-Shirts and garments. The material used for dark T-Shirts is slightly thicker to that which is used for white T-Shirts and garments. The material used for white garments is transparent and so uses the white of the garment to make the colours stand-out whereas the base vinyl for coloured garments is white and so the colours are printed using a CMYK process on top of the white substrate.

There are different base materials available for nylon and 'stretchy' garments to ensure the print will be the most adequate for the garment we are printing onto. We will always make sure that the print will last as long as possible by ensuring the correct transfer material for each individual order and garment type.


If your design is a special shape then our print and cut machines are able to cut the design to the shape that is required. The design is then applied as this shape rather than a full square or rectangle. When transfer printing onto white T-Shirts and garments the material is much thinner and softer so you can hardly feel anything on the T-Shirt.

One of the reasons why it is so versatile is the fact that the transfers are placed by hand before being heat pressed into the garment. This allows for better and more accurate positioning with products that might be more challenging using other printing techniques, for example baseball caps and rucksacks.

Printed Sweatshirts

The quality of the transfer printing is directly related to the quality of your image or photograph, so you must supply high-resolution artwork or images. Low-resolution artwork or photographs may produce blurry prints. We recommend at least 300dpi as a resolution.