Top 8 Products for Custom Heat Transfer Printed Logos
If you're like most people, you probably think of two things when it comes to customizing clothing with a company logo or design: screen printing and embroidery. However, heat transfer printing is emerging as a top decoration method. Have you noticed that the logos on your Nike polos and Under Armour shirts aren't embroidered any more? The world's leading brands are making the move towards heat transfer printing, maybe you should too! Here are 8 of our most popular products that are perfect for your heat transferred logo.
The Under Armour Locker Tee 2.0 isn't just our most popular t-shirt for heat transfer logos... it's our most popular shirt, period! Both the men's and women's styles feature a large blank space front and center that's perfect for a heat transfer printed logo.
Nothing beats a tank top on a hot summer day or in the gym. Well, nothing besides a tank top with your custom heat transfer printed logo. These lightweight women's tanks from Next Level are made from a cotton-poly blend to be breathable and comfortable.
No tags, no nonsense. This men's Champion shirt offers up a classic look in an undeniably comfortable fit. Plus, it's made from 100% cotton, making it especially ideal for heat transfer printing.
These trendy women's hoodies feature a stylish cowl neck leading to a three-panel hood. It's a subtle change-up to the traditional hoodie that really makes it stand out in a crowd, especially when you add your logo.
This unisex sweatshirt has everything it takes to be your new favorite hoodie. It's got a kangaroo pocket, drawcord hood, and is made from a warm and cozy cotton and heathered fleece blended fabric. The only thing that's missing now is your corporate logo.
Everyone knows that Carhartt is one of the most trusted workwear brands in the world. Adding your custom heat transfer printed company logo instantly transfers these pocket tees into the ultimate employee uniform shirts for your staff.
If you don't own an Under Armour hoodie by now, you don't know what you've been missing. These UA hoodies are breathable enough to wear while you're working out, yet warm enough for a chilly fall day. They're also our go-to garment for Sunday afternoons on the couch.
The Core Cotton Tee for men is our most popular Nike t-shirt style! With the iconic Nike swoosh logo positioned on the left sleeve, you've got the entire shirt to work with, meaning you can add a heat transferred logo to the left chest, right chest, right sleeve, back, or front and center of the shirt!
With Merchology you can apply your heat transferred company logo to a wide range of custom apparel and accessories! Here are the products that our customers most commonly decorate with heat transfer logos:
- Custom T-Shirts
- Custom Polo Shirts
- Custom Activewear & Workout Clothes
- Custom Hoodies & Sweatshirts
- Custom Backpacks
- Custom Bags
You can think of heat transfer printing as a high-tech form of those old iron-on decals. First, you print out your company logo or custom design onto special transfer paper using inkjet ink, pigment ink, or sublimation ink. Then you cut out our design and use a heat press to transfer the ink from the transfer paper to your fabric. For more detailed instructions check out our step by step Guide to Heat Transfer Printing.
Glad you asked! There are a few different factors that can set heat transfer apart from other decoration methods like screen printing and embroidery.
- Heat transfer has a very low setup cost and doesn't require expensive equipment, so it's especially ideal for smaller orders.
- It's easier to make individually personalized garments with heat transfer printing (think team jerseys with numbers and names).
- A higher level of detail and color can be achieved with heat transfer printing, as opposed to screen printing or embroidery.
- Heat transfer printing is eco-friendly!
Applications for Heat Transfer Printed Apparel
Well, you could wear it of course. But you already knew that. What you want to know is how to make custom heat transfer printed clothing work for your business. Here are the three most common uses for heat transfer printed apparel.
Because heat transfer is so cost-effective as a decoration method, it's ideal if you want to create a few dozen promotional tees to hand out at your next trade show, conference, or corporate event. Keep in mind that after a certain order size screen printing does actually get cheaper though!
Since heat transfer is a cheap decoration method, it is a popular choice for employers who are outfitting a large workforce with custom logo uniforms! However, heat transfer logos tend to not breathe very well and can peel over time, so if you're looking for a more durable logo it's better to go with screen printing or embroidery.
Heat transfer printing is the go-to customization method for individually personalized sports team uniforms! The reason for that is that it's much easier (and cheaper) to make a separate transfer paper for each team member than it is to burn a new screen for each person.
We hope those eight ideas sparked some of your own ideas for your very own heat transfer printed apparel! If you want to learn more about heat transfer check out our Guide to Heat Transfer or read up on our Heat Transfer Printing Capabilities! Find this guide helpful? Great! We've got a whole bunch of guides like this one right here.