Getting started with transferpapers

In 1989 with the arriving of the first color laser printing devices we produced the world’s first transfer paper, called: TTC 300. This gave the possibility to print on a white cotton t-shirt. We were and will always be the first. That’s why we are The Original! Read this article if you want to get started with all the different TheMagicTouch transfer papers. There is always a transfer paper in our range with which you can print on almost any design, on the substrate you want, from one and in full colour. We are happy to advise you on what you need to expand or start up your business.

TheMagicTouch transfers

The beautiful and magic range of TheMagicTouch transfer papers currently consists of thirty-one different variants, where you only need a printer with associated software, a blank product, or any hard surfaces and a heat press. Just a small investment to setup and the most versatile, which is what makes this system so successful.

What is transfer paper

TheMagicTouch transfer paper is print media that transfers your design onto a product. When you combine these words, transfer and paper you get transfer paper. TheMagicTouch transfer paper has a special coating that holds the toner and allows you to print single color designs and full color designs on the transfer paper and use this print to make unique prints on many products and substrates. TheMagicTouch transfer paper is available in several types, numbers, and variations. The advantage of transfer paper is that you can use it on many products because in many cases the surface and/or composition does not play a role! There are single step papers and two step papers and you can transfer them face up or face down.

Read more about the most frequently asked question: What is transfer paper?

Why choose transfer paper

Transfer paper has advantages and disadvantages, just like every other printing system out there. But why you must choose for TheMagicTouch transfer paper? That is a quite easy question and an even easier answer. Of course, it depends on your needs but with transfer paper you press on the surface, not really in the surface. This means it’s not depending on any restrictions. This gives you the possibility to press so many assorted products. That’s the reason TheMagicTouch transfer paper is the most versatile printing system in the world.

What types of transfer paper are there

We divide transfer paper into four diverse types of transfers:

  1. Toner transfers (TheMagicTouch CPM 6.2, RST 9.1 and ORD 8.1)
  2. Textile transfers (TheMagicTouch TTC 3.1, OBM 5.4, WoW 7.8, T.One)
  3. Decal transfers (TheMagicTouch DCT 4.5 and Tattoo 2.1)
  4. Tattoo transfers (TheMagicTouch Tattoo 2.1)

1. Toner transfers
Toner transfer are transfers that hold the toner on top off the coating of the paper. By heat and pressure, the toner (image) is transferred to surfaces. Because of the so many different surfaces you can transfer your design on, you may need an application tool.

2. Textile transfers
Textile transfers are transfers specially made for textiles. The toner (image) and the transfer layer are pressed into the yarn of the textile by means of heat and pressure.

3. Decal Transfers
A Decal transfer is a water-released transfer that releases the transfer layer and image when it encounters water.

4. Tattoo transfers
Tattoo transfers are transfers that are transferred with an extra adhesive layer and then released by water.

You can do even more, such as using specialty media. That is a lot, but to use all these transfers, which printer or copier is compatible for transfer paper?

When do you choose transfer paper

Choose for TheMagicTouch transfer paper if you are ok with matt finishes, and if you want to make a small investment and make printed products in small runs starting from one unique piece to many, not depending on surfaces and press them in full color. TheMagicTouch transfer paper is extremely interesting for companies who want to personalize items with great margins! Make textile transfers for white and black t-shirts, make decal transfers and even temporary tattoos. Or choose to make your own stickers for branding purposes.

What are the pros and cons

Advantages

  • Print what you want.
  • Small footprints.
  • Decide when and how much transfers you will make.
  • Few restrictions* on backgrounds and/or colors.
  • Create full Color transfers and immediately ready to apply.
  • Low investment and high margins.

* With other printing systems there is a challenge of certain restrictions. For example, with ink on a polyester coating.

Cons

  • Washability above 60°C is not recommended.
  • Need high pressure transfer press.
  • Toner does not penetrate the product.
  • Various manuals.
  • The result is often matt*.

* Because you do not print the transfer paper into the product, impregnation will never take place, which means the result will always look matte.

Conclusion

The advantages overrule the disadvantages. These steps enable you to seamlessly personalize blank products and textiles. For maximum efficiency, TheMagicTouch has compiled its range from the following equipment and products. Our Research & Development Department examines daily the latest technologies, without losing sight of the fact that the system must be affordable, fast, and easy to operate.

See all the frequently asked questions about transfer paper from our customers.

When is TheMagicTouch transfer paper right for you

You choose TheMagicTouch transfer paper when you want to decorate and print on as many assorted products as possible. From making full color transfers for textiles, to printing mugs in any desired color, to making temporary tattoos for the skin or nails. To this day there is no other printing method that offers to print on so many different varieties of products and surfaces. This versatility is possible thanks to a suitable Color laser or LED printer and the wide choice of TheMagicTouch transfer media.

Why do I choose TheMagicTouch transfer paper

TheMagicTouch transfer paper has been developed to provide you the fastest transfer experience. And by fast we mean as much as possible in one step. The more steps, the more errors can arise, and we naturally want to eliminate them. The fast transfer paper experience in combination with the lowest temperature and the extra thin properties makes TheMagicTouch transfer paper popular all over the world. Choose TheMagicTouch transfer paper if you want to print on the many unconventional products and not be limited.

For whom is TheMagicTouch transfer paper intended for?

TheMagicTouch transfer paper is intended for any company that is interested in customizing many assorted products starting from one piece in full color. If you don’t have a lot of space, no problem: The complete set up fits on a normal size kitchen table.

What do you need for working with transfer paper

Working with TheMagicTouch transfer paper is amazingly simple and does not require a great deal of skill. You do need the right equipment though to enjoy all the benefits of this great printing system. The following is needed to work with transfer paper.

1. A suitable Transfer/Heat press

When you press a transfer into a fabric, you want to press the image as deeply as possible into the yarn of the fabric. You want to transfer all the toner and the transfer film; therefore, the temperature, time and pressure are essential. In addition, a swing away press offers the possibility to print on thicker materials and gives you a free working space. Every transfer/heat press gives heat, but not every transfer/heat press gives the right amount of pressure. The pressure distribution and the constant temperature also play a significant role for a good result. You don’t want to lose materials, especially with larger numbers or meeting a deadline. A scratch resistant result and excellent washing results help when using a high-pressure transfer/heat press for transfer paper.

Can you use an iron with transfer paper? See the answer.

2. A Color printer with laser or LED technology

Most Color laser and LED printers are suitable for TheMagicTouch transfer papers. Each brand or model has its own settings. For example, the fuser temperature, the type of toner or the feeding capabilities may vary. These properties play a key role for a good result. It determines whether the printer is suitable or less suitable for transfer paper. White toner provides full coverage on dark colors. It allows you to print detached and complex images without having to cut. Not only on dark textiles, but also on colored mugs, notebooks, bottles and much more.

Can I print it with an inkjet printer? See the answer.

3. Software

The TheMagicTouch Software that comes with the white toner printers provides ready-made settings for each TheMagicTouch transfer paper. The amount of toner is automatically set pro transfer paper and ensures that the white is white. No other system in this price range offers that many options.

You need our TheMagicTouch Software to easily print onto our transfer media. See the answer.

4. TheMagicTouch Transfer Paper

Nine different transfer papers are available, each with its own application. The choice of transfer paper depends on the final product. The design is printed in mirror image on the transfer paper and then transferred with a Heat Transfer Press and for some papers you need one or two accessories.

A common question from our customer’s is: Can you store transfer paper? See the answer.

You can select from the following transfer papers:

  1. TheMagicTouch TTC 3.1 for white or light-colored fabrics.
  2. TheMagicTouch OBM 5.4 for colored fabrics.
  3. TheMagicTouch WoW 7.8 for all colored fabrics, no cutting and no weeding required.
  4. TheMagicTouch T.ONE to create the most complex, free form images on every colour fabric.
  5. TheMagicTouch CPM 6.2 for non-fabric materials.
  6. TheMagicTouch RST 9.1 for rough surface applications.
  7. TheMagicTouch DCT 4.5 for non-fabric products with smooth surfaces as a water release decal film.
  8. TheMagicTouch ORD 8.1 for glass / acrylic.
  9. TheMagicTouch Tattoo 2.1 for temporary tattoos.

Properties

TypesPurposeSizesSheets
TheMagicTouch TTC 3.1White textile & fabricsA4, A4R, A4XL, A3100,1000,5000 sheets
TheMagicTouch TTC 3.1 PlusCoarse white textiles and fabricsA4, A4R, A4XL, A3100,1000,5000 sheets
TheMagicTouch OBM 5.4Dark textile & fabricsA4, A350,500 sheets
TheMagicTouch CPM 6.2Hard surfacesA4, A4R, A4XL, A3100,1000,5000 sheets
TheMagicTouch DCT 4.5Decals waterslide A4, A350, 500 sheets
TheMagicTouch WoW 7.8All coloured fabricsA4, A4XL, A350,500 sheets
TheMagicTouch T.OneWhite textile A4, A350,500 sheets
TheMagicTouch RST 9.1Wood & corkA4, A350,500 sheets
TheMagicTouch ORD 8.1Acrylic & crystalA4, A350,500 sheets

5. TheMagicTouch Micro Boxes

We also offer TheMagicTouch Micro boxes to get started.

6. Application tools

Over the years we have used our vast experience to develop a range of Application Tools that make the transfer process easier, faster and enable you to decorate even more surfaces as before. In our product category Accessoires there are all the accessoires you need. If you want to know which accessoire you need, check the article: Accessoires make the perfect end result.

7. Blank products like Textile or even skin

The most types of textiles, blank products and most skin types can be used with the wide range of TheMagicTouch transfer papers.

As an addition to TheMagicTouch transfer paper, you can add a cutter/plotter to your (start) set up. This will give you more possibilities to free form your designs. You can then also add a heat transfer vinyl to your portfolio. For more information go to: Getting started with Heat transfer vinyl.

TheMagicTouch transferpapers

TheMagicTouch TTC 3.1

TheMagicTouch TTC 3.1 has a special coating and therefore offers the ultimate soft feel which ensures high durability. Not only textiles but also many blank products and gifts can be printed if the base is white or light coloured, flat and heat resistant!

 

Examples of applications with TheMagicTouch TTC 3.1/TTC 3.1+ Transfers:

  • T-shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Towels
  • Mouse pads
  • Slippers
  • Bags
  • Aprons

TheMagicTouch OBM 5.4

TheMagicTouch OBM 5.4 is an ultra-thin white carrier provides optimal coverage on all colored fabrics and textiles. Because of the layer the transfer paper OBM is especially suited for photos and surfaces and supports fine detail with the Print & Cut process. The OBM transfer is flexible, thin, and easy to process.

 

Examples of applications with TheMagicTouch OBM 5.4 Transfers:

  • T-shirts
  • Polo shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Backpacks
  • Caps
  • Aprons
  • Pillows

TheMagicTouch CPM 6.2

TheMagicTouch CPM 6.2 only the toner will be transferred onto the product. TheMagicTouch supplies various mats to print the product scratch resistant. The CPM transfer is also used in combination with a Mug Press for printing mugs and cups.

 

Examples of the transfer paper TheMagicTouch CPM 6.2 Transfer:

  • Aluminum
  • Wood
  • Tile
  • Ceramic
  • Acrylic
  • Lexan
  • Mirrors
  • PU leather
  • Cardboard

And more …

TheMagicTouch DCT 4.5

TheMagicTouch DCT 4.5 is a special coated water release slide-off decal transfer. TheMagicTouch DCT 4.5 has a very thin transfer layer. It is barely perceptible and very flexible. TheMagicTouch DCT 4.5 is applied with water. The transfer paper is available in two variants, transparent and white carrier, easy to cut through the Print & Cut process.

 

Examples of the TheMagicTouch DCT 4.5 Transfers:

  • Candles
  • Clogs
  • Model making
  • Soap
  • Bottles

And more …

TheMagicTouch RST 9.1

TheMagicTouch RST 9.1 is used for rough surfaces. The transfer paper only puts the toner on the product. RST transfer paper goes deeper into the wood grain and then replaces in most cases the ThemagicTouch CPM 6.2 transfer paper.

 

Examples of applications with TheMagicTouch RST 9.1 Transfers:

  • Wine boxes
  • Series PlanX
  • Pine
  • MDF
  • Exhibition panels

And more …

TheMagicTouch ORD 8.1

TheMagicTouch ORD 8.1 is used for printing on acrylic and glass. The carrier paper remains on the rear side of the glass or acrylic and can be finished with a felt-like fine protection. The product is scratch resistant and has a luxurious look. This product is often applied in the trophy branch.

 

Examples of the TheMagicTouch ORD 8.1 Transfers:

  • Picture frames
  • Acrylic

And more …

TheMagicTouch WoW 7.8

TheMagicTouch WoW 7.8 is the Ultimate Garment Decoration. 2 Step Auto-Cut (No Cut) Process for any color fabric. TheMagicTouch WoW 7.8 is specially designed for free formed and fine detailed designs. This unique process can even print white on dark textiles without peeling or plotting.

 

Examples of applications with TheMagicTouch WoW 7.8 Transfers:

  • Dark types of clothing
  • Caps
  • Bags
  • Products with a textile layer

And more …

TheMagicTouch T.One

TheMagicTouch T.One is the superfast High-Tech Paper. Single Step Auto-Cut (No Cut) Process. Frequently used in the OKI white toner printers.

 

Examples of application with TheMagicTouch T.One Transfers:

All types of white and light-coloured clothing

  • Caps
  • Bags
  • Products with a textile layer

TheMagicTouch Tattoo 2.1

TheMagicTouch Tattoo 2.1 is used for printing on the skin and nails. The Transfer Paper is almost like a real tattoo and will last for 3-5 days. The print is crisp. Photos, graphics and texts are possible. Tattoo transfer paper is used as a starting ticket, admission ticket or for photo shoots. The temporary tattoo is like DCT applied with water.

 

TheMagicTouch SPF Series

TheMagicTouch CL*Media is a specialized paper with a permanent adhesive which you can use for indoor and outdoor. CL Media is ideal for labels and stickers. The product comes in gold, silver, clear, white gloss, and white matte.

Wait there is more!

With TheMagicTouch T.One there is a possibility to ‘metallize’ and use different stamp foils to create even more attractive designs.

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