March '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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leaving only your end result on the liner. Some ma- terial will have a sticky liner, and some will have static. Anything with a static liner is not recom- mended for detailed designs, simply because if a small detail moves or comes off, you cannot put it back in its place. After completing a digitally printed transfer, you will need to choose a mask, or what is sometimes called an application tape. It is important to note that the mask needs to be heat transfer specific, as materials like sign vinyl also require a mask, but the two are far from the same. When purchasing your heat transfer digital vinyl, it should be noted which masks pair best. Differ- ent masks also come in different tack lev- els. The thinner the heat transfer vinyl, the 6 2 P R I N T W E A R M A R C H 2 0 1 9 DIGITAL TRANSFERS DIGITAL TRANSFERS DIGITAL Fun fact: Some digitally printed materials shouldn't be washed until 24 hours after transfer application. This is to ensure that the design is fully dried and will not alter in the wash. Right: Masking ma- terials need to be heat transfer vinyl specific. Below: Digital trans- fers allow you to print small detail and larg- er color ranges.

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