Our vinyl heat transfer option has no minimum order so you can order as few or as many as you’d like! Some benefits from selecting vinyl heat transfer customization include:
* Complex or low resolution logos may be subjected to an artwork fee. Some logos may be too complex for vinyl heat transfers. This only applies to logos for safety jackets. See the FAQ below for more information.
If you need assistance with placing your order, please call our friendly customer service representatives at 1-800-975-0986.
Just follow these 6 easy steps listed below to complete your customization order.
What are vinyl heat transfer jackets?
When we say vinyl heat transfer jackets, we are referring to jackets that have been customized by using our vinyl heat transfer process. Our heat transfer process uses a vinyl material that is heat pressed onto the jacket. It is very similar in texture and look to the numbering printed on the back of sports jerseys.
How does the vinyl heat transfer process work?
The vinyl heat transfer process works by taking a piece of vinyl material, placing it over top of a jacket, and pressing both together using a heat press. Before the vinyl can be placed, the text you specified in your order must be cut using a cutting machine. Once the machine has cut the vinyl, it is then taken over to the heat press where your jacket and text are bonded together at 300 degrees.
How much does vinyl heat transfer cost?
Our pricing for vinyl heat transfers is not tiered and is the same price no matter how many you order. The pricing for vinyl heat transfers per location can be viewed below:
|Quantity||1 Color||Silver Reflective|
|1 or More||$6.99||$15.99|
What is the artwork fee and how can I avoid paying it?
The artwork fee is a charge that is applied on top of your order if our graphic artists need to spend an hour or more making your logo “Camera Ready”. Before a logo can be screen printed, it must be correctly vectored so that it can be transferred to a screen for screen printing or to our cutting machine for vinyl heat transfers. While sending us a “Camera Ready” image file is the easiest way to avoid any artwork fees, as long as your logo is a high quality image that is not too complicated, you will most likely not incur any charges. Here are the files we have deemed “Camera Ready” and some of the associated benefits:
Typical Camera Ready art file extensions include:
Advantages of having Camera Ready art include:
Typical Non-Camera Ready art file extensions include:
Disadvantages of having Non-Camera Ready art include:
When should I choose vinyl heat transfer over screen printing or embroidery?
There are generally three basic reasons why you would want to select the vinyl heat transfer option. These include:
If your order does not fall under one of these three criteria, we suggest you choose screen printing. Screen printing is the least expensive option and tends to be more durable and longer lasting than vinyl and embroidery. You may still choose vinyl as an option even if you don't fall into one of the three criteria, as some people prefer the look and feel of vinyl over ink or embroidery.There are, however, several special occasions where vinyl heat transfer can be a better choice than screen printing or embroidery. These include:
Are there any downsides to vinyl heat transfers?
There are a few downsides when comparing the vinyl option to the screen printing option. These include:
Why is vinyl heat transfer customization more expensive than screen printing?
When deciding on pricing, we took into account the time and materials needed to perform screen printing and vinyl heat transfers. The screen printing process has a longer setup time, but the actual process of applying ink to the jacket once the design has been burned onto the screen is quick. This is why we require a minimum order of twelve for screen printing. It is also why the price quickly drops as screen prints are ordered in bulk.
Vinyl heat transfers have a shorter preparation time, but the process of pressing each jacket is slow. For each jacket, the text must be cut using a plotter machine, weeded by hand to remove excess vinyl, and heat pressed. This means that time needed to press five jackets versus ten is almost doubled! This is why we are able to offer no minimum order on vinyl heat transfers, but we cannot lower the price for bulk orders.
How is silver reflective vinyl different from any other vinyl color?
The biggest difference between silver reflective and non-reflective vinyl is its reflective properties. Unlike the other colors we offer, silver reflective vinyl’s ability to reflect light is similar to that of the reflective stripes found on many jackets. This makes it easier for others to see your text in low light areas.
Unfortunately, the silver reflective option comes at a price. Because of the cost of the material and the increased effort it takes to properly heat press silver reflective vinyl, the price is much higher than our non-reflective colors.
Also, due to the nature of material, we cannot do logos in silver reflective for jackets and we cannot press silver reflective vinyl onto the front of jackets. We recommend only using silver reflective vinyl for solid jackets.
Any further questions can be answered by our friendly customer service staff, who would be more than happy to help you. Just call 1-800-975-0986.
How much faster will I receive my order if I select the rush order option?
Choosing to add a rush to your order brings it to the top of the work queue. While this means your order will be completed faster, we cannot put an actual time frame on when your order will be completed due to other factors. These factors include:
Please also note that we still require your approval of the mockup(s) we send to you. The faster you reply to our approval emails, the faster we can get your custom jackets to you!