Heat Transfer Paper

Heat Transfer Paper (HTP) enables you to print images onto paper using a normal printer and then to transfer that image on to cotton, polyester or polycotton using a heat press or iron.

Laser or Inkjet?

Before you can start transferring images using Heat Transfer Paper (HTP) you need to work out what is the right paper for your situation. The first question you need to answer is what kind of printer you are going to be using – laser or inkjet – because Heat Transfer Paper (HTP) doesn’t work with both.

If you are at the beginning of your journey and haven’t bought a printer yet then these are the essential things you need to think about:

What material can I print on?

The second question is are you printing on dark fabric or light fabric. This matters because if you don’t use the right paper, your transfer will either not be as soft as it could be or the colour of the fabric will overshadow the image. Heat Transfer Paper (HTP) for dark fabric (usually called opaque) has an extra layer that blocks out the colour of the fabric, this isn’t needed for light fabric. So you might also ask where the line is between light and dark fabric? Light tends to be white, beige and light grey and everything else is dark.

Printing on Dark T Shirts and Fabrics

We offer three types of Heat Transfer Paper (HTP) that work with inkjet printers that are suited to dark fabrics:

All three of these work with cotton, polyester and polycotton.  The difference between them is mainly price and quality - 3G Jet Opaque gives the best results and is the most expensive, Yolo Inkjet Opaque is the cheapest.  Other things to note is that Jet Opaque II is better suited to 100% cotton and Yolo Inkjet Opaque produces very vibrant colours so you should test first to make sure you are happy with the result.

Printing on Light Fabrics and T Shirts

We offer three types of Heat Transfer Paper (HTP) that work with inkjet printers that are suited to light fabrics:

  1. Jet Pro ActiveWear - only suited to synthetic products including 100% polyester
  2. Jet Pro SofStretch - suited to cotton, polyester and polycotton, this is a premium product and gives fantastic results
  3. Yolo Inkjet - also suited to cotton, polyester and polycotton. It is cheaper than Jet Pro SofStretch and gives very vibrant colours so you should test it first to make sure you are happy with the result.  ​​​​​​

We offer three types of Heat Transfer Paper (HTP) that work with laser printers that are suited to dark fabrics:

  1. Laser 1 Opaque - handles complex photographic images but requires weeding
  2. Image Clip Laser Dark - only works with blocks of colour such as text and graphics and it is self-weeding
  3. Image Clip Koncert T's - used to transfer white blocks of colours such as text and colours onto dark fabric and is self-weeding

We offer three types of Heat Transfer Paper (HTP) that work with laser printers that are suited to light fabrics:

  1. Techni-Print EZP - handles complex photographic images but requirs weeding
  2. Image Clip Laser Light - only works with blocks of colour such as text and graphics and is self weeding

We also offer two specialist products:

  1. Phospor-Glow - works with light or dark fabric and creates a glow-in-the-dark result
  2. Techni-Print HS - used to transfer images onto hard surfaces such as mugs and other ceramics, wood, metal, glass