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Heat transfer is the act of printing out an image onto a substrate (tote bag) with the use of an s-mirror as a special transfer paper and heat. This method requires the process of producing of all kinds of images on substrate such as tote bag.
Tote bag can be defined as a very large bag which is derived from the word tote carry, originally it was made of cloth or leather with two handles there are no interior or exterior pockets. It is made to ‘tote’ (carry) things around especially when shopping or travelling. A hand bag is traditionally much smaller and it is meant to carry around personnel things that women do need in everyday life.
However, men who do not often carry hand bag, can carry a tote bag for shopping and travelling, tote bag is very important to this generation because of its large size, variation, durability it`s versatile and uses and can also be served.
Today`s heat transfers are taught to beat for their speed and cost savings, heat transfer are ideal for filling small orders, screen printer who have had to decline short run jobs because they are not economically feasible can used heat transfer to filled this Inches. This potential short run solution is great for order of as a few as one since no color separation are needed.
Also the heat transfer method substitute the use of mess handling of liquid ink and does not produce any environmental problem. Another importance of heat transfer on tote bag are the thickness composition and durability of the material.
To be able to achieve a good product there are certain requirements. Put into consideration based on the choice of substrate to be used. These factors must be in place:-
– S-mirror (special heat transfer paper)
– Printer (inject / desk jet)
– Formica board
– Electric pressing iron / heat press
To make this transfer a success, the computer uses a special software such as Corel draw to design the image to be printed out unto a s-mirror transfer paper using an Inkjet printer, thereafter the substrate is placed on the Formica board (heat resistant) and the mirror is placed on the tote bag and a card board is placed upon it.
The card board serves as an intermediary between the s-mirror and the electric pressing iron. This is done to avoid the hot iron from burning the surface or decolorizing the tote bag, the pressing of the iron is done with excessive pressure for the transfer of the image to be achieved.
Due to the rapid development and advancement of technology, opportunities are increasing in the international printing industry representing what many consider to be final connection to all digital work flow. Heat transfer process serves as an alternative to screen printing process because it provides high accuracy of colors that cannot be compared with a screen printing process, since the proofs are created in the equipment that the final is printed on.
Now you can used heat transfer process to stimulate desire and action, make special gifts, advertise your products, make more sales, promote your business and communicate visually to people.
1.1 Background of the Study
A Physist named Leo Greatz invented heat transfer printing in Breslaw in Germany in the year (1856). He started his process with foil printing (hot stamping) using metallic film in a specially printing process that produces shining design on paper, vinyl, textiles, wood, hard plastic, book cover and many other materials. Heat transfer is ideal for small-scale productions when compared to other printing process such as screen printing, lithographic and others.
1.2 Aims and Objectives of the Study
- To have a practical knowledge on heat transfer printing
- To demonstrate how active heat transfer is on a tote bag.
- To know the effect of thermal printing on a fabric.
- To know the replacement of heat press with electric pressing iron to produce heat transfer using image.
- To show how heat transfer can be used to print multiples copies on substrate without variation in color or registration.
- To practice and learn the effect of halftone on fabric material using pressing iron.
1.3 Scope of the Study
The purpose of this project is narrowed down to heat transfer on a tote bag using an electric pressing iron as a substitute for heat press as the source of heat to established image on the bag. The image which is a halftone copy is printed on the s-mirror using full color.