SPECIAL EFFECT FILMS

If you’re looking for a striking transfer film, we have plenty to choose from with our ever expanding range.

Transfer films such as Glitter, Camouflage and Metallic are just a few in the range that would be perfect for decoration to create eye catching garments.

Glitter film from Xpres helps to create a unique finish to any design and can be applied to an array of garment types. A striking finish and ease of use are just a few of the films many benefits.

Metallic is a user-friendly garment film ideal for producing both large and fine detailed logos. The film gives a distinctive effect and is great for application on to cotton, polycotton and polyester.

Camouflage film currently has a multitude of uses according to many of our decorators. Such as stag and hen parties and on-trend unique designs. Camouflage will combat even the most demanding levels of production with a pressing time of just 15 seconds.

Create garment designs with style and individuality. Take a look at our full range here. 

Laser Dark No Cut

Laser Dark No Cut is our new 2 paper system which produces quality full colour transfers for textile application. Create intricate designs down to 1mm thickness, with absolutely no weeding required!

TrimFree Laser Transfer Paper

TrimFree is a single step laser printable textile transfer paper that produces intricate, superior quality, full colour transfers with no background and no weeding required. Compatible with OKI printers from Xpres and specifically developed for application on to white and pastel tone textiles.

Brick: 3D effect transfer film

Our latest transfer film is a whopping 600 microns thick and has a stunning 3D effect. If you really want your transfers to stand out, choose Brick!

This robust single-colour film has a quick pressing of 20 seconds and is perfect for application to sports kits and most cotton, poly/cotton and polyester garments. 

Soft signage start-up – All you need to know.

Are you a garment decorator thinking of breaking into the soft signage market?

It’s likely you already have some of the equipment you need to start supplying customers with soft signage. Perfect…. A lower initial investment!

A garment decorator starting out in soft signage will need a wide format printer (a minimum of 44 inch would be required to supply any soft signage of a decent size) in addition to a large format heat press or calendar unit.

Consumable products that need to be purchased consist of inks, paper and textiles.

The whole set-up is quite simple and cost effective. An entry level set up could start at as little as £8,500. This includes a 44inch wide printer, a large format heat press and a full set of inks. This kind of set-up would be perfect for decorators also looking to supply home décor products, cushions, curtains, tablecloths, throws etc.

Decorators looking to fully immerse themselves into the soft signage market and want to start producing large flags and display graphics should consider a slightly larger investment of around £25,000+. This would include a large heat press or calendar unit and a wide format printer.

The soft signage production process has some significant differences to garment decoration.  Garment decoration can often require pre and post treatment of the textile (DTG) or pre-cutting and weeding, all of which can prove time consuming.

Soft signage simply requires artwork to be printed on to rolls of sublimation paper and transferred to the textile using a heat source. Soft signage will require some additional finishing with trimming and hemming of the textile. However, this is dependent on the type of product being produced.

The transition from garment decoration to soft signage can be relatively straight forward if the decorator has previous experience with sublimation as the process is relatively similar.

So what are you waiting for? Soft signage is suitable for a number of markets in both private and public spaces. It is becoming increasingly popular for homes and offices to incorporate replaceable tension display graphics over traditional canvases.

Public spaces such as retail shops, museums and restaurants are utilising soft signage for several key factors including durability and the aesthetic qualities.

Time to think soft signage and diversify your business!

 

Take a look at our soft signage range at www.xpres.co.uk or call our knowledgeable team on 01332 855085 for more info.