Heat Transfer Paper for LASER PRINTERS - Frequently Asked Questions

Will these papers work with my laser printer?
We cannot guarantee compatibility with specific printers. If in doubt, consult your printer manufacturer before use. Please test this product prior to production to determine the best settings for your equipment. We recommend testing the paper before production or before attempting to print several sheets at once.

What print settings should I use?
Run a few sheets of blank paper through your printer to warm it up and select normal print/image quality. Starting with a normal or plain paper setting, print one sheet of transfer paper at a time using a bypass tray if possible. Gradually increase the paper weight setting until the toner fuses well and the image does not smudge. (Papers will usually work better on a slower paper setting e.g. heavy paper, transparency or label mode but always start with a normal paper setting and increase the paper weight setting gradually to reduce the chance of jamming.)

What type(s) of image can Image Clip® Laser Light and Image Clip® Laser Dark paper transfer?
Images with solid intense colours (60%+ saturation) are recommended. White or light colours will not transfer.

What type(s) of image can Image Clip® Koncert T's transfer?
This product is designed to transfer a solid white version of your image only. It does not transfer colour.

When using Techni-Print® EZP do I have to cut out my image?
Cutting around your image before applying is recommended as unprinted areas of the clear film may be visible on the fabric. You can cut out your image with a craft knife or scissors but contour cutting is recommended for best results. If contour cutting, set the blade to cut through both the film layer and backing paper.

When using Laser 1 Opaque® do I have to cut out my image?
Cutting around your image before applying is recommended as unprinted areas will appear as a white background on the fabric. You can cut out your image with a craft knife or scissors but contour cutting is recommended for best results. If contour cutting, set the blade to cut through the film layer only.

When using Image Clip® papers do I have to cut out my image?
No. These papers are designed to be 'self-weeding' which means that there is no need to cut and weed the image. Only printed areas will be transferred.

When using Techni-Print® EZP what colour(s) of fabric can I transfer onto?
This product is recommended for white or light coloured fabric. The fabric colour shows through the clear film so you cannot transfer a colour lighter than the colour of the fabric itself.

When using Laser 1 Opaque® what colour(s) of fabric can I transfer onto?
This product is recommended for bright or dark coloured fabric. The transfer has an opaque (white) layer to hide the colour of the fabric.

When using Image Clip® Laser Light® what colour(s) of fabric can I transfer onto?
This product is recommended for white or light coloured fabric. The fabric colour may show through the image so you cannot transfer a colour lighter than the colour of the fabric itself.

When using Image Clip® Laser Dark what colour(s) of fabric can I transfer onto?
This product is recommended for bright or dark coloured fabric. The transfer has an opaque (white) layer to hide the colour of the fabric.

When using Image Clip® Koncert T's what colour(s) of fabric can I transfer onto?
This product is recommended for bright or dark coloured fabric. The transfer has an opaque (white) layer to hide the colour of the fabric.

Can these papers be hand-ironed?
Techni-Print® EZP and Laser 1 Opaque® can be hand ironed, however, some household irons are not able to reach required temperatures for this paper. Heat press application is recommended for best results as due to the lesser amount of pressure and heat, ironing on the product will not be as durable when laundered. If you intend to use a hand iron for this transfer paper then please purchase a sample pack to check you are happy with the results. Image Clip® paper are almost impossible to hand-iron as they require accurate and even heat and pressure. Using a heat press is essential.

Is Techni-Print® Hard Surface this product suitable for any type of mug?
Mugs are available with different coatings - we recommend asking your mug supplier if they are compatible with laser heat transfer paper. From our experience, we have found that uncoated mugs give the best results (those not designed for sublimation)

Will Techni-Print® Hard Surface work on other hard surfaces such as wood and leather?
We have tested this product on both wood and leather and have had good results. However, as there are various types of wood and leather, you may have to experiment in order to find the ideal application settings.

When using Techni-Print® Hard Surface do I have to glaze ceramic items?
Mugs can be glazed after transferring using a mug glazer or regular oven. This will increase durability. Since the image is transferred onto the mug's surface, it may be susceptible to scratches - If you are producing items subject to daily use then we would recommend a sublimation process.

When using Techni-Print® Hard Surface do I have to cut out my image?
Yes. Trim away excess transfer areas but don't cut too close to the image - leave a border around it.

When using Techni-Print® Hard Surface what colour(s) of surface can I transfer onto?
This product is recommended for white or light coloured surfaces. You cannot transfer a colour lighter than the colour of the surface itself.