Founded in 1953, our company is today well-known for many creative caps , bags , sports and workwear.
We are very proud to offer over 10 very exciting brands to the sportswear , advertising , textile and promotional products industry .
Our apparel lines are designed in-house by our merchandizing and design teams .
Clothing Professionals is a wholesale supplier to shops , embroiderers, screen printers, marketing specialty distributors and other resellers.
No matter if embroidered , printed or just plain.
We do not sell to individual consumers or end-users.
Our warehouse , located 5 minutes from Schiphol international airport , holds more than 20.000.000 pieces at any one time, all ready and available to be ordered and delivered 48 hours .
Our textile printing , transfer and embroidery department, convinces today with the latest printing and transfermaking techniques, current know-how, the shortest delivery times and creative ideas .
Also orders for seperate transfers are welcome , but allow us to 10 days for production , more information about transfer and screen-print please read the information at the end of this page
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What Is An Iron-On Transfer?
An iron-on transfer consists of an image printed in reverse (i.e. mirrored) and applied to a piece of high release paper. The image is usually printed onto the paper with plastisol inks which have the characteristics of being flexible enough for stretching and durable enough for wearability. The transfer is typically used for decorative purposes and applied to garments, mugs, mouse pads, and other surfaces. The image is applied to these items using a heat press machine which uses high temperature (typically 385 degrees Fahrenheit) and pressure to transfer the ink from the paper to the garment. The process of transferring an image from the paper to the garment typically takes typically 8-12 seconds and does not require a drying or curing process once applied. Transfers are available in a variety of sizes, processes, and colors. Most transfers produced today are known as hot split transfers where the ink splits between the transfer paper and garment when heated. Other popular transfer types include puff (ink that puffs), glitter (ink that sparkles), foil (ink that shines), and sublimation (used for mug transfers).
Can I Print Transfers on Any Color Garment or Material?
No, some transfers are intended to be printed on light color (i.e. white, ash, yellow, light blue) garments only while others can be printed on dark and light color garments. Each transfer we offer will indicate which color(s) to which it can be applied. Like color, not all transfers can be applied to all materials. Virtually every transfer we sell can be applied to ‘normal’ printable items….from 100% cotton to those that contain 50% polyester/50% cotton. However, printing on a mug, mouse pad, or a cap often requires a transfer specifically intended for those surfaces.
Using Transfers vs. Direct Printed Garments
With the improvements in technology used to produce transfers, it is virtually impossible to tell the difference between a garment printed directly with a screen printing press and one printed using an iron-on transfer. In most cases, the iron-on transfer has a soft feel (or hand as we say in the industry) and is as durable.
The advantage to using transfers lies in your ability to run your business with limited inventory. Because you don’t typically print the shirt until it’s sold, you can offer hundreds (even thousands) of designs to your customers just by keeping minimal stock of the transfers which cost considerably less than a pre-printed shirt.
Imagine if you wanted to offer 300 different shirts to your customers. If you carried pre-printed garments, you would have to inventory each design in a minimum of four sizes and keep on hand at least 2-3 pieces of every size. That amounts to inventorying over 3600 shirts. For most small business, this is not realistic. To carry the same 300 designs using transfers you would only have to inventory four sizes of blank garments and 2-3 pieces of each design. This is a more realistic scenario for most small business owners.
How Do Transfers Hold Up When Washed
Special care is normally not needed to wash a garment printed with a transfer since it has the same characteristics as a pre-printed or direct printed shirt. However, we recommend washing the garment inside-out and in cold water to prevent the cotton fibers from peeling away from the garment. It is normally the cotton fibers peeling away which cause fading in a printed shirt regardless of whether it was printed with a transfer or directly printed.
How Does a Transfer Feel When Printed?
Transfers normally have the same textures and feel as a pre-printed garment.
Can I Print the Same Transfer More than Once?
No, once applied to a garment, mug, cap, or other surface, the transfer cannot be reapplied again.