Transfer Printing To Polyester-Based Workwear

The importance of workwear today has never been so significant. It provides a professional and smart image to signify who the individual is employed by, which is important to any business or organisation.

After some serious development and investment by many of the major workwear garment manufacturers, the quality, colours, range of styles and feel of workwear garments has dramatically improved from where it was a few years ago. Breathable wicked yarns offer some advantages over the traditional cotton based options. Combined with a raft of new eco-based products some even using re-cycled plastic bottles in the process.

More recently the awareness of PPE, and having the right equipment to get the job done, has never been so apparent.  In the past workwear had an image of metal toe caped boots, a donkey jacket and a safety hat. However, today having a budget for uniforms and workwear even offers tax incentives to the users and gets staff looking the part.

With the increasing use of synthetic woven and knitted fabrics such as polyester, nylon and elastane within the workwear apparel ranges, TheMagicTouch consider this to be the perfect time to remind decorators of the many advantages white-toner based transfers offer in this growing decoration market.

For many years the full colour transfer decoration of polyester-based garments was mainly restricted to using sublimation transfers, provided the garments were white or pastel colours, due to the non-availability of white sublimation ink. This is indeed still the case.

However, with selected DTG printers there appears to still be some issues when it comes to polyester and especially with workwear jackets in darker colours. Another significant issue has been the effect of dye-migration of sublimation inks as a result of too high temperatures caused generally by heat presses when applying transfers. TheMagicTouch toner-based transfers can be applied as low as 120°c avoiding any scorching or press marks.

TheMagicTouch offers an affordable solution using white-toner based technology enabling durable full colour transfers that can be applied to almost any garment, any fabric, any colour with the advantage of pre-sampling and the minimum order of one!

TheMagicTouch confirm the maximum transfer size for any polyester-based garment using the transfer process will be A3, as per the printer capabilities. However, toner transfer process offers multi-logo capabilities making the cost per full colour transfer very competitive. This has been highlighted recently with production capabilities for facemask decoration where up to 100 full logos per A3 transfer were produced.

The TMT/OKi printers come complete with a 3 year warranty and an impressive history of reliability and low cost per copy. The same printer also has the capability of using the other 10 different transfer papers offering a myriad of other product applications.

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