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Tips for Heat Transfer of Water Bottles

What is Heat Transfer?

Heat transfer printing is a new way to print patterns on a variety of material goods, especially suitable for the production of personalized and customized water bottles, as well as the printing of patterns containing full-color images or photos. The principle is to print the digital pattern on the special paper for transfer through the printing machine with special transfer ink, and then use the special transfer machine to accurately transfer the pattern to the surface of the product at high temperature and high pressure to complete the product printing.

How to use heat transfer in water bottles?

Heat transfer printing is to print the LOGO on the copper plate, and then use the heat transfer printing machine to print the pattern on stainless steel bottles.  In this way, the LOGO printed on the thermos bottle has the characteristics of better reconstruction of the image, which can meet the needs of customers for LOGO customization. Heat transfer printing is widely used in mass production because of its high efficiency.

Applicability of heat transfer

Not all cups can be printed with heat transfer printing, involving factors such as the heat resistance and smoothness of the product.

Heat transfer printing should be satisfied: on the same plane, the distance is about 1cm above and below, more than 3 colors, and less than 10 kinds can be.

The film cost of heat transfer for reference

The cost is around US$60/color, at most 10 colors.

The merit of heat transfer

  • It is simple to print.
  • It does not require the steps of plate making, printing, and repeating the color set, and does not need the various types of tools and materials required for screen printing and thermal transfer printing.
  • The printing position is more accurate.

The disadvantages of heat transfer

The product needs to be resistant to high temperatures and can only be transferred on the regular side

How do determine whether heat transfer printing is suitable for bottles?

There is a simple method to determine whether heat transfer printing is suitable, we only need to use a ruler to paste in the range we want to print, if there is no gap between the ruler and the printing surface, it is the appropriate printing area. It is recommended to accompany the picture and attach the ruler to the bottle.

So the general direct part can be used for heat transfer, such as glass, please see the picture below.

Differences between heart transfer printing and silk screen printing

Color: silkscreen only to choose from 3 colors, but heat transfer can choose 10 colors.  

Price: the price of heat transfer is higher than a silkscreen.

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