Transfer printing is a great way to add individual names, lettering and/or numbers to garments. We can print just one or two garments with this method, so you don't need to order our normal minimum of 12. You can also add transfer printed individual names to a larger order of garments with a main logo either screen printed or embroidered in the normal way.
We can transfer print :
These prices are for printing letters and numbers in one of our standard fonts using single coloured ink transfer prints. There are no set-up charges for letters and numbers printed in a standard font.
Fitting into a box size:
|Excl VAT||Incl VAT||Normally used for:|
|4" x 2"||£1.02||£1.22||Small name, suitable for printing on left or right breast pocket area. Add 50p for curved lettering.|
|4" x 4" or 6" x 2"||£1.28||£1.54||Small name or number, suitable for printing on left or right breast pocket area. Add 50p for curved lettering.|
|13" x 5"||£2.13||£2.56||Large lettering, one or two lines. Suitable for printing centre front or back. Add £1.00 for curved lettering.|
|12" x 8"||£2.89||£3.47||Large lettering or number. Suitable for printing centre front or back. Add £1.70 for curved lettering.|
|13" x 13" max||£3.57||£4.28||Large lettering and/or number. Suitable for printing centre front or back. Add £1.70 for curved lettering.|
Colours of lettering available: White, Black, Yellow, Lt. Blue, Navy, Royal, Green, Red, Silver, Gold
We can transfer print onto most garment styles, but we cannot transfer print onto fleece jackets or V-neck acrylic sweaters.
We can number garments for team sports. Two sizes of numbers are readily available: 9.5" (24cm) and 3" (7.6cm) in the following colours:
|Height of number||Style of number||Available in Colours:|
|9.5"||Single colour||Red, Black, Royal, White, Navy|
|9.5"||Two colour||White with Black outline
Black with White outline
Silver with Red outline
Black with Silver outline
|3"||Two colour||White with Black outline
Black with White outline
The maximum number that can be used in the 2 colour format is 17. Numbers can be produced in other sizes and transfer print colours if required.
|9.5" numbers||1 colour||£3.00 per shirt|
|9.5" numbers||2 colours||£3.50 per shirt|
|3" numbers||2 colours||£3.00 per shirt|
We also have non-lettering transfer printing options available - these are mostly applicable for small orders.
Screen printing is great for medium to large size orders - but because each design takes a long time to set up you can't really use screen printing if you are only printing one or two of a design (or name). However, transfer printing is a reasonably quick method of putting different names etc on each garment.
Differences between screen printing
and transfer printing
Our normal method of printing is screen printing, which is a wet process involving inks. Transfer printing involves applying a dry transfer onto the surface of the garment using heat and pressure. Screen printing is the best method of printing for most of our customers, transfer printing has several advantages for certain applications.
In general terms, transfer printing is cheaper than embroidery but more expensive than screen printing.
When to choose transfer printing:
There is an initial set-up charge for many new designs. This is charged for transfer prints (unlike screen printing and embroidery) so that we don't need to ask for a minimum order of 12 garments. We then charge on a "per print" basis, just add the price of the transfer printing to the price of the plain garment. Please remember that we charge carriage on all orders of below 25 garments.
|Description of design||Once only set-up charge|
|Lettering only - using standard Corel Draw fonts||£ nil|
|Lettering - (standard Corel Draw fonts) plus a simple border||£ nil|
|Designs utilising "clip art" logo's with or without lettering in standard fonts||£10.00|
|Finished designs supplied by customer on disk or by e-mail attachment in Corel Draw 9 .cdr format||£ 5.00|
|Non standard lettering||£20.00|
|Corporate logo's based on letterheads/business cards etc||£25.00|
|Designs based on rough sketches||£35.00|
The above prices include VAT at 20%. VAT is chargeable on all artwork (except for free artwork) including artwork for childrens garments.
Please contact us for prices of transfer printed logos.
Discounts: Normal quantity discounts are applicable to the transfer printing service: 5% for 25-74 garments and 10% for 75 or more garments.
Carriage is charged on all orders for less than 12 garments - please click here for carriage charges. If you are ordering just 1 or 2 garments and we can send them by post at a lower price then we will make a reduced post and packing charge.
If you would like to see samples of transfer printing please contact us. We can send ink transfers, standard fonts for individual names, or samples of numbers.