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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.

Heat Transfer Printed Company Logo

1. Under Armor Locker Tee 2.0

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.

Under Armour Men's Royal 2.0 Locker TeeUnder Armour Women's Black Heather 2.0 Locker Tee

2. Next Level Women’s Racerback Tank

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.

Next Level Women's Scarlet Ideal Racerback TankNext Level Women's Tahiti Blue Ideal Racerback Tank

3. Champion Men’s Tagless T-Shirt

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.

Champion Men's 5.2 oz Light Grey Long Sleeve Tagless T-ShirtChampion Men's 5.2 oz Navy Long Sleeve Tagless T-Shirt

4. New Era Women’s Tri-Blend Fleece Pullover Hoodie

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. 

New Era Women's Royal Heather Tri-Blend Fleece Pullover HoodieNew Era Women's Shadow Grey Heather Tri-Blend Fleece Pullover Hoodie

5. Next Level Unisex PCH Pullover Hoodie

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.

Next Level Unisex Cardinal PCH Pullover HoodieNext Level Unisex Midnight Navy PCH Pullover Hoodie

6. Carhartt Men’s Workwear Pocket T-Shirt

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.

Carhartt Men's Black Workwear Pocket Short Sleeve T-ShirtCarhartt Men's Desert Workwear Pocket S/S T-Shirt

7. Under Armour Men’s Double Threat Hoodie

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.

Under Armour Men's Midnight Navy Double Threat HoodieUnder Armour Men's Maroon Double Threat Hoodie

8. Nike Men’s Core Cotton Tee

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!

Nike Men's White Core Cotton TeeNike Men's Gym Red Core Cotton Tee

What Products Are Available for Heat Transfer Printing?

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:

How Does Heat Transfer Printing Work?

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.

What are the Benefits of 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.

Promotional Giveaways

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!

Custom Heat Transfer Printed Promotional T-Shirt

Employee Uniforms

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 Printed Work Uniform for Men by Under Armour

Sports Team Uniforms

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.

Custom Adidas Sports Team Uniform Shirt

Next Steps

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.