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Printing labels on clothes
Printing labels on clothes can be done through different methods, one of the most common methods is through heat transit safer which is a bit time taking and requires material work. Label printing on apparel through a heat press allows printing designs by using three fundamental methods: pressure, time, and temperature. Can you heat press polyester like other fabrics?
Important aspects for printing
It is very important to set all these three aspects that are:
at the specific values before you start the printing process.
One thing to keep in mind is if the setting is not properly done the end up results will be crooked design. Below there are a few guidelines regarding the temperature. You will learn the important aspects of heat press temperature.
Tag-less heat transfer
Tagless heat transfer labels can be printed in-house or in factories. Printing heat transfer labels in the house requires time that’s is why most companies outsource the labels.
Heat pressing polyester
As we all know that like other fabrics polyester is the most crucial fabric that can’t be pressed easily by heat. It is recommended to set at low temperatures when pressing any fabric made up of polyester. The perfect values for time and temperature are 270 °F for about 10 seconds.
Irrespective of the polyester fabric all the other fabrics tend to work amazingly with a heat press machine. Natural fabrics such as cotton are the best of all fabrics. It not only gives the best results, also this cotton fabric has less chance of experiencing damage during the process of heat transfer.
How to apply a design on a polyester fabric?
If a designer wants to be attempted on a fabric called polyester then what precautions are required for printing such design onto that fabric that is more heat resistant.
Nowadays when nothing is impossible similarly printing design is not a big task. If you have a polyester fabric to print a design on by a heat transfer method then you need to know the following measures before getting a start on that fabric.
Polyester fabric requires a good suitable yet specific temperature of heat to print any design. Like other fabric polyester fabric is the tougher fabric and it’s very challenging to work with it. You need to have good confidence while working with polyester fabric as it requires a degree of temperature which should be set before printing a design.
One should be very careful while dealing with this kind of fabric. Keep the temperature set before you can heat transfer polyester. You need to know what temperature is required for printing designs on such fabric you can produce a wonderful design without any stress.
Another thing is that not all fabrics have the same temperature every fabric requires a different temperature some needs high some needs low. If you will set such high temperatures for any other fabric like polyester it will react badly to those temperatures. Polyester requires a low temperature.
If a high temperature is applied for a long span of time then polyester will start getting damaged and the fabric starts to melt. And that specific area will get a crinkle in one area or it will fully damage the garment.
Heat transfer method is also known as thermal transfers, the type of method requires time and material with a specific temperature. Material includes a specific transfers paper on which a design has to be printed by an inkjet printer. Once it has been printed the next comes the cutting of the paper and laid on the garment. After that a heat press I applied and is pressed onto the label for a few seconds. In this way, a design is successfully printed on the fabric with this method.
Tagless label printing
Tag fewer labels printing is the printing process in which the design is Directly placed onto the garment rather than utilizing the fabric that is sewn into a garment (tearaway tag). It requires a long time because these tear-away labels are ordered first then sewn into the apparel and then place 9n the garment. , tearaway tags are known to be itchy and irritating to infants, kids, and adults. Many times, important care labels are torn out of clothing by frustrated consumers.