Our Metallic transfers are a fun twist on traditional screenprint transfers. Metallic transfers have a shimmer to them that gives them their namesake metallic look. While they are similar to our Glitter Sparkle transfers, the main difference between glitter and metallic transfer ink is that the metallic flakes in the Metallic ink are much finer than those in the Glitter Sparkle ink. This results in more of a matte finish for Metallic transfers and a gloss finish for Glitter Sparkle transfers. The smaller flakes also allow for Metallic ink to better print fine details.
Our metallic transfers are printed at 375 degrees with medium-to-heavy pressure for 8-10 seconds. They are cold peel transfers, so you must wait at least 20-30 seconds after pressing before peeling the paper from the garment. After you press a metallic transfer, you will want to rub the transfer paper with an eraser or other garment for 5-10 seconds before peeling. This ensures that all the ink separates from the paper. You will then want to press the design once more with parchment paper to make sure the ink is completely cured.