Heat Transfer Printing
Atlas use two 24” Bates transfer calendar machines to provide both a heat setting facility together with the application of transfer papers onto customer’s own fabrics on a one off or contract basis, holding customer’s stocks in-house. We maintain print records and samples for all designs so that batch to batch colour matching can always be checked
Before starting any orders for fabric printing or heat setting please ensure that we have processed samples of your fabric and reported back on any detrimental issues such as shrinkage or cockling under heat. We will reply with a report detailing any potential problems (i.e. shrinkage) so that the correct amount of fabric can be supplied).
We print onto 100% polyester and some nylon mixtures. Our operating temperatures are normally 205 – 220° C so the process is not suitable for polypropylene, acetates and other synthetic fabrics with a low melting point.
Please ensure that any joins in the fabric are either sewn or joined with a heat resistant tag or tape. We cannot offer any pre-inspection of fabric and we run the risk of causing significant damage to the machine if plastic joins melt on the bowl and/or blanket
Fabric is normally returned loose in boxes unless agreed prior to production.