Say goodbye to weeding and hello to an easier transfer process with Forever Laser Dark (Low-Temp) Transfer Paper.
Designed to produce high-quality full color graphics and images, this transfer paper skips the hassle of weeding and cutting, saving you money and time.
Just as important as it is to have a quality white toner printer, it’s equally as important to have the paper to match it, which is why we now offer this specialty paper in the size 11” x17.”
Let’s discuss some of the basics about this paper before purchasing.
Create custom t-shirts, mugs, tote bags and much more in minutes with the Forever Laser Dark (Low-Temp) Transfer paper. This paper can be used on dark colored cotton, polyester and blended textiles.
It can also be used to decorate with hot stamping foils.
The reason it’s called “Low-Temp” is due to its ability to adhere to a dark colored substrate with much lower temperatures than other transfer and sublimation sheets.
Like other transfer papers, this product has two different sheets required in the transfer process.
The A-foil is transparent and will carry the printed transfer using your CMYK+W or white toner transfer printer.
It’s corresponding B-sheet will adhere to only the toner on the A-foil with low temperature heat application.
Before getting into the details of this paper, let’s talk about what kind of printers are compatible with it.
Being that this paper is used for white toner transfers, it can’t be used with just any inkjet printer.
This paper is designed for use with LED printers like the DigitalHeat FX OKI8432wt and the OKI9541wt.
In addition to a white toner printer, you will also need a heat press to for the marrying step and application. We recommend using a high-quality heat press like the Hotronix Fusion IQ.
Don’t worry, we’ll talk about why these specific printers are great for white toner transfers next.
When trying to choose the right equipment for your custom apparel business, it can be a bit overwhelming.
We’re here to make it easier for you by telling you about the industry’s leading white toner transfer printers.
DigitalHeat FX offers two great printers for anyone interested in getting into the industry. These are the OKI8432wt and the OKI9541wt LED printers.
Both printers have the ability to print full color, high-definition graphics, logos, pictures and much more onto light and dark colored items. Most importantly, you can now print white on dark colored items.
These printers come ready to use out of the box and you don’t have to worry about a steep learning curve.
Working through just a few quick and simple steps, you can complete a single shirt in five minutes. You choose a design, print it on transfer paper, marry and press!
Compared to other methods of printing, these powerhouse machines are affordable, versatile and intuitive.
Since you have a basic knowledge of what printers are suitable with Forever transfer paper, now we can discuss what you can print on.
One of the reasons the Forever Laser Dark Transfer paper is popular is because of its versatility. This can be used on a variety of different objects and materials. Here we provided a list of some transferrable materials.
It’s important to keep in mind that with some of these materials, different times and temperatures will need to be used. We recommend always testing and adjusting when using new colors, styles, weaves and brands of garments.
Now that you know what some of the different transferrable materials are, let’s get into how to use this paper.
As mentioned before, this specialty transfer paper requires a 2-step process.
Using your white toner transfer printer, you will first print a graphic or design onto the A-Foil of the Forever Laser Dark Transfer paper.
After printing the design, the next step is to heat press the A-Foil to the B-sheet. This is what we call the “marrying” step.
The B-sheet carries a polymer that only applies to the toner on the A-Foil when heat is applied.
Once you peel, the result is a vibrant and full color transfer that is ready to be applied to a garment or substrate or even sold wholesale.
The white coating on the B-sheet improves the opacity and vibrancy on dark colored fabrics and enhances adhesion for washability and durability.
Since there is no cutting or weeding involved in the peeling process, there is no unwanted background on the garment once the transfer is applied to it.
This method is faster, cheaper and more efficient than screen printing which brings us to our next point, why white toner transfer printing is the way to go.
Starting or expanding your customization business has never been easier and more cost effective than with the addition of a white toner transfer printer.
White toner printing revolutionized the custom apparel business offering a solution to the challenges of printing on dark colored garments or substrates.
Although these printers are mostly used for t-shirt businesses, they have been gaining popularity for making other custom products like koozies, hats, tote bags and more.
We’ve listed just a few different reasons why white toner transfer printing is preferred over other printing methods.
Let’s get into why each of these reasons are key when deciding whether to join the white toner transfer family.
Versatility is a key element of what makes white toner transfer printing superior to other methods of printing.
Not only can you create transfers for cotton and polyester garments, but also for hard surface items like ceramic, glass, metal and wood.
This is what really changed the traditional way of producing items of all different materials.
Before this method of printing came about, you would need multiple machines to accomplish these types of customizations.
Now, with our DigitalHeatFX systems like the OKI8432wt and OKI9541wt you can customize these different items with one machine.
One of the many great things about white toner transfer printing is that there is little to no maintenance.
This is because these printers are toner based and require no liquid inks which can be messy and wasteful.
Compared to ink based systems, even after being used for a long period of time, these printers have shown that they will typically work with no issues.
When you decide to make that leap into the white toner transfer world, it may seem a bit intimidating at first.
This is not something that should hold anyone back from starting or expanding their customization business.
At ColDesi, we provide support and training from professionals who have been in the business for over 40 years with a purchase of a machine.
We offer business bundles to get you started as well as online training videos and articles exclusive to anyone with a machine from us.
From showing you how to set up your printer to completing your first t-shirt, these videos set you up for success. You can also live chat with one of our professionals for any additional questions or concerns.
With a low learning curve, white toner transfer printing is already easy enough to learn on your own, however having experienced professionals there to support you and your business will make all the difference.
Sometimes, even with support and training there may still be some issues you may run into.
In this next section, we’ll dive into some of the problems you may face.
Like any other time when you are learning something new, there are bound to be some complications or some parts you just might not understand.
We’re here to talk about some of the most common issues people face and provide solutions to those problems.
There is extra adhesive left on the shirt after the transfer is applied to the shirt.
Some transfer papers like the Forever Laser Dark have extra adhesive left over on the outer edges.
It’s important to trim the edges of the transfer sheet before the application step or else it will leave unwanted lines on your garment.
After trimming the edges, make sure to leave enough empty space in the corner of the transfer sheet to prepare for the peel.
If there isn’t enough room to grab the corner of the sheet where no printed transfer is present, you may pull part of the image or graphic off.
The transfer did not fully adhere to the garment or substrate.
During the application step it is crucial to have proper technique for the transfer to fully adhere to the item.
You will want to make sure that the item is completely cooled before you peel the transfer off. If peeled too early, you may end up ruining a perfectly good transfer and waste a garment or substrate.
It’s also helpful to peel the transfer paper on a flat and even surface at a constant speed to ensure a clean transfer.
The peel may differ for transfer papers of different brands, but we will get into that later.
There are white streaks and clouds on the printed transfer.
With Forever Laser Dark transfer paper, it’s important to keep the B-paper in the package until you are ready to adhere it to your A-Foil.
The longer the B-paper is exposed, the least effective it will be when it’s time to press.
This problem can also be a result of uneven closure of the plates in combination of high pressure.
In this case, when pressing, cover the A-foil and B-paper with a couple layers of copy paper. This will act as a heat barrier and prevent the clouding effect.
Now that you understand what problems or issues may occur with white toner transfer papers, these tips and tricks may help you when you’re creating custom products.
Forever transfer paper isn’t the only white toner transfer being used in the industry, in fact there is another brand of paper that has been even more popular and used globally.
Another line of premium white toner transfer paper we offer is the brand EZ Peel. This is our most popular and universal brand of transfer paper.
If you already own and run a custom apparel business, this is most likely the brand of paper you have been using and it’s for good reason.
There are a few different kinds of EZ Peel transfer paper that we offer:
Here are some of the benefits of using any versions of these EZ Peel Transfers Paper with your printer:
Print speed– Printing on EZ Peel has proven to provide quick and efficient prints. For example, on a A4 sheet size of paper, you can print up to 18 pages per minute.
Prints cost less– Transfers can cost you a lot of time and money, since there are a variety of ways to produce them. Using white toner transfer paper for left chest logos will cost you pennies.
No special substrates or materials needed– Other transfer systems may require you to have special substrates or materials for printing.
This may include limitations such as 100% cotton or white colored garments only. Some may not support hard surface items such as glass or wood.
EZ Peel paper doesn’t limit you to certain substrates or materials for applications.
Excellent shelf life– Due to this paper being a non-stick transparent film, transfers can be stored or shipped easily. This also means that printed transfers can last up to months without being applied to a garment or substrate.
Versatility– EZ Peel white toner transfer paper is known best for its versatility.
While using this paper, you can print on dark colors, light colors, cotton, polyester, blends, hats, backpacks and more with long lasting washability and a high-quality feel.
The self-weeding EZ Peel papers are a part of the DigitalHeat FX system and designed to create a user-friendly, efficient white toner transfer system that’s best for your business.
We’ve introduced two options of white toner transfer paper and you may be wondering how they’re different from one another. Let’s discuss some of the key differences.
One of the main differences between Forever Laser Dark and EZ Peel is the peeling process.
When using Forever Laser Dark, the peel is slow and in a rolling motion. It’s also recommended to apply a bit of pressure to the sheet while you are peeling to ensure none of the transfer rips off.
On the other hand, EZ Peel transfers require a quick rip, similar to ripping a bandage off.
If the transfer is peeled too slowly or in a rolling motion, this will result in a transfer that is not fully adhered to the substrate.
Another key difference between the two transfer papers is the B-sheet. The Forever Laser Dark B-sheet has a thicker layer of polymer, while the EZ Peel B-sheet has a thin opaque layer of polymer.
This will give it a different feel whenever it’s applied to a garment.
Let’s give you an example.
If you create a custom t-shirt using the Forever Laser Dark transfer paper, because the thicker layer of polymer, the design on the t-shirt will have a heavier feel to it.
Contrastingly, when using the EZ Peel transfer paper, users describe the transfer as feeling lighter or thinner.
Between the printer and paper, this may start to sound costly.
ColDesi offers a special membership to help alleviate some of the financial stress business owners may be experiencing.
Let’s dive deeper into what the Paper Savers Club is and what savings can look like.
We understand that running a customization business can become pricey, which is why the Paper Savers Club was created.
By signing up for this membership plan, business owners have access to exclusive discounts and deals on white toner transfer paper like EZ Peel.
If you print over 100 transfers a month, you can qualify for this membership.
You simply call to enroll, pay a membership fee and choose how frequently you’d like to receive your paper.
It’s easy to change how frequently you receive paper as well just in case you find that another time works better for your business and you can opt out at any time.
Now let’s talk about savings.
Industry standard pricing for a 2-step sheet of 11” x 17” transfer paper totals to around $4.50. By joining the Paper Savers Club, you save $80 on each box, which makes each sheet only $3.69.
It may not sound like much, however if you are printing up to 100 sheets a week, that equals to $4000 in savings.
For every box of 100 count EZ Peel paper, your price drops to $369 which is a price only members have access to. You can order an unlimited amount of these boxes for this low price as well.
If that’s not enough to convince you, let me show you another example.
Printing a thousand t-shirts usually costs around $4,900 or more. The cost with the Paper Savers Club will be $3,690, which saves you over a thousand dollars.
With how often t-shirt businesses fly through a thousand shirts, these savings can help tremendously.
If you’re going to buy paper anyways, why not save while you are at it?
We’ve talked about the basics of white toner transfer printing including some brands of transfer paper you can use.
Using everything you’ve learned, we hope this has helped pave the way for your entry to the white toner customization business.
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