Heat Transfers have been around for decades and were mainly used for decals and name lettering on the front and back of t-shirts. They have since evolved into a means to avoid the standard sew-in woven labels, care/content labels and size labels. The most popular tagless transfer applications are for clothing that will fit close to the body. Examples are infant wear, exercise wear.
There are 2 different types of transfers. The first are film transfers. Film transfers are printed on the same type of material that t-shirt transfers are made from. A film transfer means not only your logo is transferred but also the ‘film’ around the logo is transferred.
The other type of iron on transfer is a digital or laser transfer. That means only your logo is transferred to the article and nothing else. Both types of transfers are wash and dry resistant.
When deciding whether or not to invest in a heat transfer vs. a sew in garment label you need to consider the following factors.
What is the overall appearance of the apparel or accessory you are trying to achieve? A heat transfer may or may not give the impression needed. What kind of cost is associated with a heat transfer vs. a woven or printed label? All of our products have different pricing depending on the size, number of colors and quantity. Who’s going to apply the item to your product? You may be applying the transfers personally or paying an outside party to apply them. Either way, there is a cost of labor involved and some training needed. We have a video available to show to apply a heat transfer.