Wed. Jan 4, 2017 in Buyer's Guide

In this blog we will be discussing the basics of transfer paper and what kinds of transfer paper we have to offer!


Transfer Paper 101

What is transfer paper? 

  • Transfer paper is an economical way to provide full color designs for garment decorators using a desktop inkjet or laser printer.

Why use transfer paper?

  • With transfer papers, gradients, multiple colors, drop shadows, and photos are able to be used in the designs and will show up well. The Dark Garment transfer papers are specifically able to be cut like regular vinyl, which can come in handy when pressing the design.

What different kinds of transfer paper are there?

  • There are a variety of different transfer papers designed for different circumstances. It all depends on how dark or light your garment is and whether you have an inkjet or laser printer.

HTW Transfer Papers

Neenah Ink Jet Paper

Injet light Jet-Pro SoftStretch

  • Soft and stretchable for light colored garments
  • Soft matte finish on garment
  • Will work on cotton, polyester and poly/cotton blend garments
  • Recommended to be used with commercial heat presses
  • Can be used in print and cut operation with vinyl cutters (optic eye required)
  • Natural long lasting colors
  • Available in 8.5x11 inch and 11x17 inch size sheets

Jet-Opaque II (Dark Garments)

  • For use on dark garments
  • Will work on cotton, polyester and poly/cotton blend garments
  • Recommended to be used with commercial heat presses
  • Can be contoured cut on plotters
  • Durable and great wash-ability

Neeah Laser Paper

Techniprint EZP (Light Garments)

  • Ideal for white or light colored garments
  • For either oil or non-oil laser printers
  • Light hand feel
  • Excellent color retention after washing
  • Available in 8.5x11 inch and 11x17 inch size sheets

Dark Laser 1 Opaque

  • Great for creating photos on dark garments
  • Will work on cotton, polyester and poly/cotton blend garments
  • Works great with vinyl cutters to contour cut your designs (optical eye required)
  • Great wash-ability and easy to use
  • Available in 8.5x11 inch and 11x17 inch size sheets

Forever Transfer Paper- Laser

Forever Laser Dark Paper

  • Forever Laser Dark (no-cut) Paper is an industry favorite!
  • Perfect for dark, light, or even white garments
  • Will work on cotton, polyester and poly/cotton blend garments
  • Intended for OKI White Toner printers only (we cannot guarantee with use of any other printer)
  • Is a self-weeding paper that only transfers the printed image
  • Has transparent media for easy alignment
  • The pressing application involves a revolutionary 2 press system (the package includes a box of part A foils and a box part B papers - both that are required)
  • Available in 8.5x11 inch and 11x17 inch size sheets

For tutorials on how to use these Transfer Papers, check out our YouTube channel