In modern times heat transfer technology has gain recognition from several industries. The process of heat transfer is faster, durable along with being profitable. The apparel industry has a dedicated use of heat transfer printing technology. They use it as an alternative way for printing fabrics. In this process often the designed gets transferred from a pre-printed paper onto the necessary fabric by the method of contact heat, through which the dyes get absorbed into the fabric. Heat Transfer is great technology for having clear and well defined pictures. This process, called sublimation, needs no water unlike the water requirement in conventional dyeing processes.
The heat transfer printing technology uses dyes for carrying out the
printing operations. One of the most popular dye that finds application
are the disperse dyes and basic dyes. Azo dyes are also successfully
used. Some of the popular disperse dye colours are yellow, orange, red,
violet, blue and brown. Ideally disperse type inks that are used in the
heat transfer should contain 5-20% by weight of disperse dye.