Transfer Printer Paper
If you're passionate about art and crafts and have some print designs up your sleeve, there's no time like the present to put pen to paper and bring them to life. If you've always imagined doing something with the characters and patterns you've created, transfer printing could become more than just a hobby.
With the help of transfer printer paper, making your own designs a reality has never been simpler. All you need to get started is the right transfer paper. Leading brands including Epson, Brother, Avery, Madaboutink and yolö creative supply a range of print transfer papers in different sizes and finishes.
If you have a large design or have access to a professional printer you may want to choose a size that's bigger than standard A4. A3 and A2 are available, as are smaller sizes such as A5, A6 and A7. You don't need to worry about buying special inks as heat transfer paper is compatible with standard printer ink.
You can choose your paper to be finished like canvas, glossy, matt or satin depending on the aesthetic you're trying to achieve. Consider whether you'd like light or dark transfer paper, to contrast with the colour of your fabric.
Inkjet paper is favoured by professionals, like graphic designers, because it's so simple to use. For this reason it's great for beginners or for those who want to make relatively straightforward transfers. Keep costs down by buying in bulk, with packs of up to 100 sheets available.
Laser paper is high quality and can be used to transfer prints to harder surfaces such as metal, glass, plastic and tile, in addition to fabrics. If your designs feature lots of bright colours, laser paper is recommended.
Thermal paper is typically used for detailed printing of labels and barcodes. It can also be used to transfer the most intricate designs. Thermal printer paper can be bought in sheets or rolls depending on what you intend to use it for.