Cold Peel Transfers
Cold peel transfers are mostly used for neck labels, masks labels, prints on dark garments and fleeces. Cold peel transfers have excellent opacity because all of the ink is transferred on the garment. There is a cool down moment before peeling the paper which releases all of the ink.
Cold peel transfers are also suitable for fine details art.
On the other side, cold peel transfers tend to have a little shiny look because the coating of the cold peel paper remains on the transfer. It can be removed by re-pressing the garment with a parchemin paper. They are also very stretchable. (Do not stretch your garments right away after pressing it. When the garment is still hot it will remember the stretched position and remain that way).
The biggest feature of the cold peel transfers is that they can be printed on a transparent film instead of paper. Choose the premium cold peel film instead of regular cold peel. This makes your heat pressing a lot easier because you can easily see the placement on the garment. They also have a smooth hand feel!
You cannot go wrong by ordering this type of transfers!
Cold peel transfers application
It’s important to remove all moisture from the garment before pressing the transfer. Moisture will absorb the ink and make you colors look dull or faded. Heat press your garment and look for fume coming out. If there is fume, this is moisture evaporating.
* Cold peel paper : remove any parchemin or teflon paper on the top heat platen. Any additional paper will block the heat.
We suggest pressing your cold peel transfers at 375F.
Use a temperature laser gun to make sure that the heat platen is at the right temperature.
*Please note : you can go lower with your temperature when printing on 50/50 items or tri-blends. We suggest to not go lower than 320F
We suggest pressing your transfers for 7-12 seconds. Time varies depending on your heat press. Our tests are made on a Stahls Hotronix Heat press. We press them for 12 seconds
Adjust your heat press for medium-high pressure. Do not go too tight as it will make the colors look faded on darker garments.
Step 2 :
Premium cold peel film only : Place a parchemin paper on top of the transfer, it will prevent the transfer sticking to the top heat platen. Transparent films absorb more adhesives than paper transfers. Sometime they can stick to the top platen. When adding an additional layer, we suggest to elevate the temperature.
Step 3 :
Place the transfer in the desired position and heat press it.
Step 4 :
Once the timer runs out, slowly open the heat press. Opening the heat press too fast will result in partial split of the transfer. You want to open it slowly so the pressure of the heat press does not lift the transfer too early.
Step 5 :
Remove your garment under the heat press and place it somewhere flat to cool down. We suggest waiting around 20-30 sec before peeling the transfer. It’s always a good idea to take an old t-shirt and rub it over the transfer for some seconds. It will absorb some of the heat.
Step 6 :
Peel the paper slowly in an even direction.
Step 7 :
You can always re-press the transfer with a teflon or parchemin paper for 5 seconds to increase it durability or to remove excess of some of the glue powder around the image.
Cold peel transfers features
Perfect for fleeces
Stretchable and durable
Easy to apply
Pricing table (price per sheet : regular cold peel)
2 – 4
5 – 9
10 – 19
20 – 23
24 – 59
60 – 99
100 – 149
150 – 279
280 – 499
– Setup fees : 12 $ per screen (per color)
– Premium cold peel + 0.40¢ per sheet
– Performance transfers + 1.20$ per sheet.
* Pricing is per sheet, different sheet designs can’t be added together.
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