Heat Transfer Designs for Stunning Shirts and Sportswear
The right decoration or logo is the ultimate finishing touch to your custom sportswear or corporate apparel. When you need a smaller number of customized shirts, Marathon Sportswear recommends heat transfer methods to achieve the look you want at a manageable price.
Heat transfer printing uses high heat to transfer a pre-printed image from a wax-based ink ribbon to a shirt or other sportswear. In fact, this method allows us to customize virtually any kind of sportswear and other items, including:
- Custom activewear
- Custom hoodies
- Custom bags and backpacks
- Custom corporate apparel
- Sports team uniforms
- Industrial workwear
This blog will take a closer look at the heat transfer method, the best times to use it, the kinds of apparel it works best for, and how Marathon Sportswear is a provider that has always delivered quick service and quick turnarounds.
When Is It Best to Use Heat Transfer?
Heat transfer is a great decoration method, especially when you have complex designs you want to have applied to different kinds of apparel. Marathon understands custom apparel, and we can advise you on the best printing methods for your needs, but here are the major reasons why you would choose heat transfer over screen printing or embroidery.
Smaller orders – Heat transfer methods require little set-up time, which is perfect for orders of a few dozen individual items. These items can be highly personalized as well, allowing you to mix and match apparel for a truly customized order.
Your design has a lot of colors – Most screen printing methods allow for two or three colors at most, but since heat transfer designs are individually printed, your design can include unlimited color options.
You require a design method that is safe for the environment – Heat transfer methods have little waste compared to screen printing, which can have a leave of paint left over after the design has been transferred.
Your design has fine details – When you want your customized apparel to really stand out, a customized design and heat transfer is the best method to preserve those fine details and fully represent them.
What Are the Best Fabrics for Heat Transfer?
Heat transfer designs will work with most fabrics making it a preferred method for not only shirts and sweatshirts but also backpacks and jackets. It is most compatible with cotton, cotton blends, and acrylic. If low-temperature heat transfer materials are used, you can even apply designs to polyester and polyester blend fabrics.
The issue with some temperature-sensitive fabrics is that the high heat from heat transfer methods may discolor sensitive fabrics like nylon, leather, and rayon. At Marathon, we check all fabrics before applying heat transfer designs to make sure there is no loss of quality.
Marathon Sportswear Will Help You With All of Your Custom Apparel Needs
Marathon specializes in heat transfer designs that last, and we make sure we maintain high quality levels during every step of the customization process.
Contact Marathon for any questions about our heat transfer services or check out our customizable apparel tool to start designing your custom sportswear and get a quick quote. Marathon Sportswear believes in your complete satisfaction, and our processes and methods are designed to get you the quality sportswear you need, exactly when you need it, and at an affordable price. Since 1980, we’ve delivered high-quality prints and heat transfer products for businesses, nonprofit groups, sports teams, and individuals all across the Chicagoland area. When you need quality, customized shirts and apparel for the next corporate outing, screen printed uniforms for your favorite little league baseball team, or need an old-school, completely customized, embroidered hockey jersey, Marathon is the custom sportswear apparel provider that can satisfy any need.