It Is Heat Transfer Paper That Can Be Indeed Specifically Used For Inkjet or Laser Printers

If you're actively using a heat press at home or in your business, it's very likely that you've worked with heat transfer vinyl (HTV). However, you may not have had the opportunity to work with heat transfer paper. Heat transfer paper allows you to print full-color images

 

If you're actively using a heat press at home or in your business, it's very likely that you've worked with heat transfer vinyl (HTV). However, you may not have had the opportunity to work with heat transfer paper. Heat transfer paper allows you to print full-color images and transfer them onto your garment with a heat press. With a new product, comes new questions.

Moving onto the second question, there indeed is heat transfer paper specifically made for inkjet and laser printers. Inkjet transfer paper is best for home or office inkjet printer. With laser transfer paper, you want to avoid using laser printers that use fuser oil. You also do not want to use single-step transfer papers on laser printers that run hot. The heat from the drum could activate the paper's adhesive, which could potentially damage the printer. Both inkjet and laser heat transfer papers are specifically formulated to work with their respective printer types. Inkjet heat transfer paper is simple in the sense that it comes in either light or dark paper. On the other hand, laser transfer paper is further divided into single or full color and white toner papers. Single color laser transfer paper is compatible with both light and dark garments, while full color paper has separate light and dark offerings, similar to inkjet paper. White toner laser transfer papers are unique in that they are specifically made for white toner laser printers, typically printing transfers in one or multiple colors alongside having the ability to self-weed the background or blank space of the printed image.

For both inkjet and laser transfer paper, we recommend to use the best available quality settings for printing. But keep in mind that over-saturating your print with ink will cause it to bleed upon washing. It's also recommended to wait at least 24 hours before washing any garment after heat pressing and to not dry clean the garment.

So far we’ve covered what heat transfer papers are available for inkjet and laser printers. But what about sublimation paper? Sublimation heat transfer papers are made specifically for use with sublimation printers. This is due to the unique nature of dye sublimation ink, which dries solid after printing. When heated up, it converts to a gaseous state. This makes it able to be pressed into the surface of your substrate, permanently dyeing it. Sublimation paper is not compatible with inkjet or laser printers.

 


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