silk screen

Textile transfer

Printing on siliconized paper or polyester for transferring the reversed pattern.

Choice of substrate:

  • Siliconized paper: for transferring one colour or several unmarked colours.
  • Polyester for matte transfers: for multi-colour transfers when the marking is important. This substrate has 2 printable sides. The transferred print will be matte.
  • Polyester for shiny transfers: this substrate will above all be used to press direct prints (surface application) in order to obtain a glazed / glossy look.


Tunnel pre-gelling: 1 min at 100-110°C depending on the material. At this point, the prints can be stacked but not polymerised.

In some cases, the operators select a higher temperature in order to decrease the press temperature (transfer to sublimated jersey). They then use powder adhesive 3863327


Textile transfer / heating press:

  • Pressure: 3 to 5 bars
  • Temperature: 160 to 190°C depending on the selected pre-gelling conditions
  • Time: 15 to 20 s.

The siliconized paper or matte polyester is cold peeled or hot peeled depending on the desired effect.

Glossy polyester is cold peeled.

N.B. : We recommend using our adhesives, in particular powder adhesive 3863327, to optimise the resistance of the transfers to household washing.

 Directions for use:

  • The transfer substrates must be sent through an IR tunnel before beginning printing and must then be stored to prevent exposure to dampness.
  • Trials must be conducted in order to ensure the textile can withstand the press and to confirm the paper transfer to the textile.
  • Concerning the powder adhesive, we recommend reconditioning it in a box prior to use in order to discharge any static electricity.

Advantages of polyester over siliconized paper: its transparency for blocking and its thermal stability.

Recommendations and advice

Before starting your production, we recommend that you check the compatibility and resistance of the ink on a piece of textile by washing the finished article following the conditions stipulated on its label. A decrease in resistance upon washing can occur for certain tinting processes with hues with a very rich base or very white (transparent or pastel hues). Resistance to washing can also decrease due to the fibrillation (fibres rising through the printed image). This occurs independently of the polymerisation of the ink. High washing temperatures combined with strong detergents can cause colour changes in certain hues.

Adhesives and powder
Ref. 3 kg Ref. 5 litres
Thermofusing plastisol adhesive 3864021
Thermofusing plastisol adhesive white 3864022
White adhesive Everest 39C4098
Translucid adhesive Everest 39C4099
Himalaya adhesive for stamping on ribbon 3864042
Thermofusible powder adhesive polyester 3863327
Powder for transfer (in 3 kg bucket to add to the inks : 10% max) 3863317
Hot-melt film, polyester film for transfer
Hot-melt film (Mylar) in 0,75 x 125 cm roll gold 25B2100
Hot-melt film (Mylar) in 0,75 x 125 cm roll silver 25B2200
Silicone paper 105 g/m², 70 x 50 cm per 250 sheets 2533100
Silicone paper 105 g/m², 70 x 100 cm per 250 sheets 2533200
Polyester film for transfer, mat, 70 x 50 cm per 200 sheets 2543600
Polyester film for transfer, high, 70 x 50 cm per 200 sheets 2543500
Sulfurized paper for hot transfer, 40 x 60 cm per 500 sheets 7EPPD200P

The recommendations for use provided are based on our current knowledge, are given for instructive purposes and are entirely objective. However, as your conditions of use are out of our control, this information would not imply any guarantee on our part. They do not exempt you from carrying out prior tests in order to determine the compatibility of our inks with your printing media within your application conditions. Our responsibility, if it were to be employed, would be limited to the market value of the products that we delivered to you and that you use.

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