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Applying ourselves

Here at VAL we have printed on to a huge range of goods over the years, we have gained experience in printing onto Nylon, Cotton, Polyester, Leather, and even fleece based products, to name just a few! We can apply to any textile or material that has flat surface where the transfer is to be located. (excluding silicon treated materials)
Some of the products we can apply our transfers to: Caps, Laptop cases, Sweatshirts, Portfolios, Tracksuits, Sports bags, Coarse denia bags, Document cases, Ripper wallets, Cool bags, Ties, Aprons, Football kits, CD cases, Golf towels, High Visibility safety wear, Brollies, Work wear, T-shirts, and almost any other fabric promotional product in leather, nylon, denim, cotton, and polyester.

PressDifficult to print products are our speciality, we manufacture our transfers to adhere to a wide range of products, no matter the material, and our experienced staff can and have successfully applied transfers to the most unusual items.

The Heat

VAL uses heat presses that have been calibrated to give consistently good application results, and our staff are highly skilled in applying these transfers to a wide variety of products. There are two kinds of application commonly used with transfers, both involve applying the transfer to the garment with a heat press, however the two methods differ slightly.

peelCold Peel When you apply a transfer using the cold peel method, a short wait is observed to allow the transfer to cool following the heating press application. Once the paper is cooled, it is removed, and the transfer is left completely bonded to the garment. This creates a clean glossy finish to the print, and is our preferred method for application at VAL!

Hotsplit immediately after the heat press application, the transfer paper is peeled off. This ensures the transfer paper is still hot, and the print 'splits' between the garment and paper. This produces a more matte appearance similar to direct screen-printed results. However hot-split is less reliable and can produce inconsistent results dependant on temperature used, type of product, number of colours and complexity in the print.