Heat Transfers can be used in multiple ways for the imaging of textiles and one area of apparel decoration is ideally suited for heat transfer embellishment: Micro sized heat transfers.
Small micro graphics, tagless labels, identification / hang tags, badges, emblems to name a few are ready made for the micro size heat transfer treatment.
With the advancement in recent years of the transfer carrier substrates and the fusible inks, it is now possible to obtain excellent fine line definition graphics that can easily reproduce the original graphic to a transfer image that can be applied to multiple fabric surface materials and withstands repeated washing.
When considering micro heat transfers it is important to take into account the graphic style and the selected fabric type that will be used. Tiny line weights and higher definition of the graphic will need to be in aligned so the transfer can become an integral part of the fabric weave and thread thickness once the transfer is applied to the garment.
The choice of transfer to suit the fabric type and finish will also need to be evaluated and qualified, so that the transfer print merges with the garment successfully.
In summary, when choosing small image transfers, it is crucial to choose a transfer that can hold fine detail, has good stretch capability and is durable enough to endure multiple washes.
Ultima transfers from Insta Graphic Systems is a transfer that has been specifically designed for micro transfer imaging. Ultima is a great way to obtain transfers that are ideally suited to transfer micro images – Small Transfers, Large Potential.