health & environment

PET vs Transfer Paper

Using transfer paper rather than PET film is also a way to be more environmental friendly. You can find below all the transfer paper assets versus PET film. We have also developed the following recommendations to support you in the switch from PET film to transfer paper.

TRANSFER PAPER ASSETS VERSUS PET FILM

  • Cost effectiveness
    Substrate with lower and more stable purchasing price
  • Runnability
    Adaptable with all screen printing machines (flatbed, cylinder, vacuum carousel…)
    Better sheet feeding and stacking on the printing press (no static issues, speed increase)
    Works perfectly with all adhesive powders including PET powders
    Easy to cut
  • Green
    Better carbon footprint and less energy consumption
    Easy to recycle
    Natural resource versus oil based resource
    FSC certified papers
    Better perception by major textile brands
 

PVC

PET

PAPER

Energy consumption mj/kg

69

111

24,6

CO2 equivalent kg/kg

4,1

7

<2

FROM PET TO PAPER: TECHNICAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Before printing
    Pre-shrink the paper in drying tunnel at 130°C during 30 seconds
  • Printing
    Put the paper in the hotbox after each colour
  • After printing
    Quality check on representative samples after each colour
    Cut and wrap in sealed plastic bags

See our detailed procedure

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