Analysis of Market Demand for Heat Transfer PrintingUsing heat transfer printing technology, even for patterns of multiple colors, as the heat transfer printing process is only one process, customers can shorten the printing process and reduce material (finished product) losses caused by printing errors. In other words, using heat transfer printing film printing can generate multi-color patterns in one go without the need for color matching. Even with simple equipment, realistic patterns can be printed, greatly improving its applicability and achieving transfer printing operations.
Production tools and implementation processThe use of heat transfer printing technology can be widely applied to objects made of materials such as porcelain, glass, metal, plastic, cotton textiles, etc. However, due to the limitations of the heating area and object shape, specific production tools are often required for objects of different areas and shapes. Currently, the common heat transfer printing production tools include flat plate machines (hot stamping machines), baking machines, baking cup machines, and so on, However, after all, their production methods are based on the principle of heat transfer printing, so their production steps and processes are similar, except for the different heat transfer printing tools used. The following is an example of using a tablet machine to transfer images to clothing, to illustrate the steps and process of heat transfer printing production.
Step 1: Print the image through a color inkjet printer.
Step 2: Place the printed pattern aside and transfer it after about 15-20 minutes. During transfer printing, when placing the printed image on the clothes, the pattern should be facing downwards, and the time should be adjusted according to the requirements of the heat transfer printing equipment (usually 20 seconds). The heating pad of the equipment should be closed (note: pure cotton T-shirts should be sprayed with a little deepening agent on the printing area before transfer printing, and must be air dried before heat transfer printing. Its function is to change the ink color through thermal pressure and improve the bright effect of the ink on the clothes).
Step 3: To prevent clothes from turning yellow due to high temperature, a lining cloth can be placed on the clothes before heat transfer printing. After the time alarm of the heat transfer equipment, lift the heating pad, quickly remove the pattern paper, take out the clothes, and turn off the power supply of the equipment.
Step 4: Finally, wait for the clothes to cool down and fold them into bags to complete the entire heat transfer production and make them into finished products.
Analysis of Market Demand for Heat Transfer PrintingCompared to the current fashionable and mainstream water transfer printing, what are the advantages and disadvantages of heat transfer printing technology? Specifically, the production of water transfer printing is relatively flexible and convenient, and is not limited by the area or shape of the object. Usually, there is no need for specialized tools and equipment (just one piece of water transfer printing paper is enough), so its applicability is wider, and the production cost is also lower than that of heat transfer printing. It is very suitable for household users, small workshops, and fashion jewelry stores to use.