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Vinyl & Transfer Printing

For stunning results at affordable prices on shorter runs

  • STRONG BLOCK COLOURS

  • METALLIC & SPECIAL EFFECTS

  • GREAT FOR SHORT RUNS

  • HI QUALITY GRADIENTS

  • IDEAL FOR HEAVY OVER-GARMENTS


For more information on our screen printing service please send your artwork and request to sales@londonprintservice.com

What is Vinyl / Transfer printing?

Vinyl printing can be used for creating simple designs such as large text, numbers or basic graphic designs. The designs are cut from solid vinyl colours and the pressed into your garment at high temperature to fix them permanently in place.

Transfer printing is similar to vinyl printing, the difference being your design is first printed onto plain white vinyl, allowing for more colourful designs, gradient prints and photographs to be produced prior to being cut and applied.

The Process

In the case of vinyl, nothing is actuallt printed - the design is simply cut from the colour of your choice. Your artwork is mirrored before the design is cut. It must then have all the areas of vinyl not required to be picked out through a process called weeding. This is why complex designs are not suited for vinyl.

Transfer prints onto to dark garments are printed positively, in high resolution onto white vinyl; a cutline defines the outermost edge of the design. Once the design is printed and cut, the excess vinyl is removed and the resulting artwork is pressed onto the garment.

Transfer prints onto white garments do not need to go through quite the same process, as the white of the garment provides the inital base required to get accurate colours. The artwork is mirror printed onto special paper and then pressed onto the garment.