Are you making the most of the College Kit and Leaver's opportunity?

In 2017–18, there were over 2.3 million students studying at UK higher education institutions, including 1.76 million undergraduates. At each university, there can be more than 60 sports teams and some universities have over 250 clubs and societies.

Now think about how many more sixth form colleges, secondary schools and primary schools there are that need leavers hoodies. How many local sports clubs or societies near you would want personalised kit and clothing supplied? That's a lot of leavers hoodies.

How to make the most of this opportunity

The opportunity for creating the clothing that students wear around campus is vast. With every college, club and society demanding a greater array of customised clothing. Every textile printer should be contacting their local college/ university to seize the opportunity.

No More Weeding

The best value method for decorating a high volume of college wear is through screen printed custom transfers. A screen printed transfer can give you a great colour range and a higher level of customisation. By using a screen printed heat transfer (usually polytran) only the area of the design that is needed is created, this means that there is no weeding involved. You send us your design and we send back your custom heat transfers as a pack ready to be applied.

Go above and beyond the classic ‘University of ’ design by adding colour emblems to the work you do. Give print options on a wider variety of materials, try printing on hat, caps, bags and sportswear.

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 if you need further assistance with custom heat transfers.