To get started, you’ll need a Heat Press, some screen printed heat transfers, and blank shirts. Decorating with a heat press is an easy, cost-effective way to enter the T-shirt printing business. It allows for personalisation at scale on a wide variety of items and fabrics. Because of the ease of use and versatility, this is the go-to among start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.

With a professional setup costing starting at £600. It’s the most affordable professional decorating setup available on the market.


With Custom Heat Transfers, all you need to do is provide artwork. Once you are happy with your design, add it to the uploader and we will bring it to life. Then in your own time press on demand by fusing it under a Heat Press for 10-12 seconds.  

With Custom Transfers, there are two types of transfers to look for: Screen Printed and UltraColour. Both of these will last the lifetime of the t-shirt.


Heat Transfers can be applied to any textile/ fabric that can take heat. Heat transfers are used to get a soft finish, that feels like part of the garment. And to get vibrant colours, neons and metallic finishes from your designs. 

Common uses for heat transfers include: Full size graphic prints, chest prints, sports names/ numbers, leavers designs. hoodie sleeves, neck labels, cap/ hat prints, neck labels, bags and much more.


You can now order all Heat Transfers online. Need to order your screen printed transfers? Or want to be the first to get hold of UltraColour? Our Easy View platform is the only place to get them.

Many of you have already been benefiting from ordering Easy Transfers online. Now following your feedback we have made significant improvements to the platform. These include:

  • UltraColour now available online
  • Screen transfers available up to 5 colours
  • Full colour blends on design
  • Photorealistic image compatibility
  • Metallic and fluorescent finishes

Producing print quality artwork has never been more user friendly. With Easy View, our online designer you can now scale all aspects of transfer design and production with a few clicks.

With our online portal we will work 24/7 for you.

Don’t wait till tomorrow, get the UK's leading Heat Transfers today.

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Screen Custom Heat Transfers

Target Transfers screen printed Polytran custom heat transfer is our most popular transfer system. Suitable for use on cotton, polyester, poly-cotton blends and more. It’s a powdered Plastisol heat transfer, due to its opacity it is suitable for darker garments and fabrics. Available in quantities from 25.

Polytran Heat Transfer Leadtimes

Our UK manufactured custom transfers are manufactured in 24 hours, the fastest turnaround in the UK. Following confirmation of the artwork, colour references, and agreed payment terms.

From t-shirts and polo shirts to hooded sweatshirts and bags, this process allows you to produce custom heat transfers for quick and easy application to meet your ongoing needs, as well as low and high-volume one-off orders. The heat transfers can be Pantone colour matched to your specific requirements. Polytran Custom Heat transfers are suitable for both light and dark fabrics.

There are very few uncoated fabrics that cannot be printed with our Polytran heat transfer process. It is important to test your fabrics – Get in touch if you need a free sample to test with.

Recommended Fabrics:
100% cotton
Poly-cotton blends
100% polyester*
(* Testing recommended on coated polyester)

Application instructions:
Temp: 160°c
Time: 10 seconds
Pressure: Medium-Firm (30-40psi)
Peel: Cold Peel

Care Instructions:
For best results, wash garment inside out.
Machine wash warm up to 40°c.
Wash using a mild detergent.
Tumble dry on a low setting on household machines.
Do not dry clean.
Do not use bleach.
Can be ironed onto reverse (without steam).

Artwork Requirements
To create your custom heat transfers we require a vector file (with text saved as outlines), along with Pantone colour references for the specific spot colours required.

If you do not have the Pantone colour reference, we can help you to choose the correct colours for your design. Get in touch if you require help completing your artwork.

Why custom transfers?


Custom heat applied transfers last just as long as direct-printed garments and often provide a more attractive finish that feels part of the garment.

Press on demand

If you are unsure how many of a particular garment you will need to make then screen printed transfers take the risk out. You only need to apply the transfer to the garment as and when you need it. If you do not use the transfer on your current range, they will be ready for the next one.

2-day turnaround

Target transfers can provide screen printed transfers to you with just a 2-day turnaround. So if you get that last minute job that cannot wait, we can be the partner you need. Sent direct to you from our factory in Braintree, Essex.

Get started with custom transfers

All we need to know is these 4 things:

  • Garment type and colour
  • Number of colours in the transfer
  • Quantity
  • Size

Upload your artwork to get a quote today. Based on these answers we will provide you with the best transfer option for your garment.

custom transfer quote

We are always happy to help with advice, call us on 01376 326351 or email info@targettransfers.com if you need further assistance with custom heat transfers.