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Why Heat Transfers Are Good for the Environment

Climate change is a growing issue that has caused a shift in wildlife populations, extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels, and other environmental issues.  Some of these conditions are irreversible but by examining our environmental impact we can help change the future.

Why Choose Heat Transfer

When ordering custom apparel, you may not think of what it costs the environment to make your products, but this is something to consider, especially if you want to reduce your carbon footprint. By reducing your carbon footprint you can reduce the number of total emissions you create.

Heat transfer printing works by heating dyes from solids to gases which are pressed directly into the fabric. The heat helps the material to expand allowing the dye to form into it. Once the dye cools it becomes bonded with the material. This method helps to reduce waste, production of toxic chemicals and energy.

Heat transfer designs can be customized on a graphics application and then transferred to the machine.

Reduce Waste

Because the dye is applied directly to the apparel, heat transfer printing is environmentally friendly because it produces less waste than other forms of apparel printing systems. Other systems that may require apparel to be washed and dried can release dyes into the water system.

Heat transfer printing works on a variety of different materials and is heat and water-resistant.

If you have a design you want on custom, high-quality apparel, consider using Last Frontier Embroidery & Thread Art! We are a family owned and operated business, dedicated to creating quality customized clothing. With over 5,000 ready-made designs and 10,000 pieces of clip art, we can make your design come to life!

View our heat transfer page to see how you can customize your apparel today!


Learning the Difference Between Cotton and Polyester

What kind of material should you use when ordering custom-embroidered or printed accessories or apparel from Last Frontier Embroidery? This can be a tough choice, but we’ll make it easier with these tips for learning the difference between cotton and polyester: Cotton: Pros: Known for being comfortable and breathable Can be printed with most textile… Continue Reading

Heat Transfer Printing vs. Embroidery

If you’ve decided to create custom apparel or accessories for your business or organization, you’ve made a great choice! At Last Frontier Embroidery, we can help you get noticed, build brand recognition and enhance employee morale. You may be wondering about the different types of service we provide, specifically heat transfer printing vs. embroidery. Here’s… Continue Reading

How to Choose the Right Size Logo for Custom Embroidered T-Shirts

You probably already know that custom-branded T-shirts are a great way to get your business or organization noticed, inspire teamwork and professionalism in your employees and get customers excited about your brand. But what size should your custom-embroidered logo be? Let us help you! Here’s how to choose the right size logo for custom T-shirts:… Continue Reading