How To Refresh Old Transfers?

How To Refresh Old Transfers?

By Instagraph |April 19, 2016
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How can I make my favorite garments decorated with transfers look new again after years of washing?

Here’s a simple tip from Chris Pluck which was recently published in Printwear:

You can do this by heat pressing a sheet of Teflon, gloss surface paper, or metal cooking foil over the entire transfer image. After cold-peel removing the sheet, the worn transfer can be brought back to somewhere close to its original quality.

Chris Pluck has been involved with the imprinting of textiles for more than 30 years. He is a passionate and positive advocate for all aspects of apparel printing. He is widely recognized for establishing inventive heat fusible printing products for the imaging of textile and won the 2015 SGIA Golden Image Award for Best Heat Transfer.

Pluck is also Business Development Director at Insta Graphic Systems, Cerritos, California. For more information, visit