Supacolor Headwear transfers are the World’s Best Heat Transfer specifically made for caps and other forms of headwear. Print the way top retail surf and street wear brands do by capturing stunning, photo-realistic images, unlimited gradients, and small free-floating details that neither embroidery nor screen print can do. More incredibly, our special headwear formula allows these transfers to bridge the seam of a cap without cracking! This unique feature gives you the opportunity to heat press several different types of headwear including straw, bucket, five and six panel caps. You can even press over the mesh of trucker caps for unique brand placement.
While our Headwear heat transfers do have exceptional stretch, they cannot be washed and are not suitable for fabrics that will migrate or ones that have waterproof coatings. With a quick 10 second press and a very satisfying hot peel, a good heat press operator can knock out 250 – 300 caps per hour.
Expand your product line and grow your sales by combining any commercial cap press and Supacolor Headwear heat transfers.
Supacolor Headwear transfers can be applied to Cotton, Cotton/Polyester blends, and Polyester.
Supacolor renders incredible detail with crisp, clean edges in over a million vivid colors and gradients. Here’s how to optimize your files for perfect reproduction.
Get Your Artwork Print Ready:
Make sure free-floating lines are 1pt (0.35 mm) min.
Convert Fonts to outlines or shapes.
Save as PDF (Vector files highly suggested).
Vector Art Files
Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, Silhouette Studio, Corell Draw and others.
- CMYK strongly recommended (RGB will be converted)
- Optional: Pantone (PMS colorbook codes only)
- Convert fonts to outlines
- Convert strokes to objects
- Embed any linked images
- Save as PDF (also acceptable: .ai, .eps)
Raster/Bitmaps Art Files
Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fresco, Affinity Photo, GIMP and others.
- CMYK strongly recommended (RGB will be converted)
- 300-900dpi recommended (or send the best you have)
- Use a transparent background for free-floating art
- No fades or glows on free-floating art (Use clipping path to make sharp edges)
- Save as PDF (also acceptable: .psd, .tiff, .eps, .png, .jpg)
We have made working out what size Supacolor you need and preparing your art Supaeasy with our art templates. Simply choose the size transfer you like, click the corresponding link below, and .zip file containing the templates will download automatically. We have included templates for Illustrator, Photoshop and a PDF.
- Preheat headwear for 3 seconds to flatten out pressing surface
- Place Supacolor transfer on headwear
- Cover with Pro Grade Non-Stick Parchment Paper
- Polyester: 290°F/140°C
- Cotton: 320°F/160°C
- Use firm pressure for 8-12 seconds
- Peel hot immediately
- Cover transfer again with parchment paper
- Post-press for 2 seconds to seal edge of transfer
*These instructions are your default starting point, settings may vary for different garments and presses.*
Supacolor was created with the mission to make high-quality heat transfers so fast and easy that anyone with a heat press can become a professional printer. We make it Supafast and Supaeasy by streamlining every step of the process – from pricing and placing your orders, to receiving your transfers and pressing them on almost any fabric. But that’s only part of it.
We’re obsessed problem solvers, committed to breaking down barriers that stand in the way of your success. Through a relentless desire to find a better way, we’ve created the world’s best heat transfers with customer service to match. With Supacolor, we give you the means to grow, so you can focus on what you do best: designing, creating, and above all, selling.
We help you make it.
Supacolor combines the quality of traditional silkscreen techniques with the flexibility and convenience of digital printing to allow anyone with a heat press to customize textiles with premium-quality printing.
Most orders placed Monday through Friday will ship within a few business days. Larger volume jobs can take longer. Please contact us for an estimate.
Supafast. Supaeasy. Supacolor.
We tested Supacolor Wearable, Blocker and Soft Shell Blocker transfers for over 50 washes and they still looked great. View wash test results here. These transfers are made to last!
Yes, Supacolor uses water-based inks without harsh or toxic chemicals. Transfers come on recyclable transfer paper.
Our process prints millions of colors and gradients, allowing us to reproduce almost any artwork, no matter how complex. We can render fine detail as small as 1 mm tall without requiring ugly traps or borders.
Supacolor. We help you make it.
Yes we have a comprehensive Templates tab located in each transfer's product description that will help you work out what size you need, and then you can download a template for that size. Using our templates ensures that you provide Supacolor with the best possible file so your transfers will turn out awesome.
Your designs can be any size from tiny all the way up to up to 16.5×11.7. Just find the right size category that’s right for you!
Watch this video to learn How to choose the right size category for your Supacolor:
Check out our art specification above for more information on this. We prefer vector PDF, but we can accept other files if they are prepared correctly. For best results, use our downloadable templates, also found above, and follow the instructions contained in them.
Supacolor’s default print process is CMYK (actually, we run a six-color process that gives Supacolor transfers more range in the color spectrum). We have the ability to Pantone (PMS) color match. All you need to do is indicate the colors in your order. We do not print RGB files.
Follow our art specifications as best as you can. If you are still not sure, submit your order to us anyways. We will review your order and notify you if there are any issues. HeatPressNation and Supacolor will work with you to make sure that we help you print the best transfers possible.
Supacolor does not provide art proofs as a part of its ordering process. Our goal is to produce your Supacolor as quickly as possible. Our process is very accurate. As long as you upload great artwork, we’ll make great transfers.
Supacolor is available for purchase through the HeatPressNation website. Customers are asked to enter the orders online to expedite the processing of the job and to minimize mistakes.
Supacolor is priced based on transfer type, size and quantity.
- Step 1: Choose the transfer that works best for the fabric you want to print on.
- Step 2: Select the smallest size category that your design fits in.
- Step 3: Cross reference the size category and the desired quantity to find your price.
Yes. To print one transfer with multiple designs, or a single design needed in more than one size, select our Supagang [SG] transfer type.
The Supagang option is only available in our A3 size category for WE, BL, and SB transfer types. Sorry, it’s not available in HW or PR.
Sample packs can be requested by contacting HeatPressNation at 1-800-215-0894 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have taken the complexity out of ordering heat transfers: no more calculations, hidden fees or rush charges. Like most other HeatPressNation products, Supacolor custom transfers have FREE ground shipping.
You will need to know what fabric you will be printing on to determine which Supacolor transfer (Wearable, Blocker, Soft Shell Blocker, Promotional) you should order. We will also need to know the color of the fabric. If you do not know the exact color, you can tell us if it is a light or dark colored fabric.
The minimum order quantity is 10 pieces per design. You cannot split the minimum between multiple designs or accommodate more than one design within a print area.
You can print unlimited colors and gradients with Supacolor. We do not charge by the color. The price is the same whether you print one color or a million.
HeatPressNation charges your credit card when your order is placed
Please inspect your order upon receiving it. If there is a problem, notify us immediately by emailing us at email@example.com. Provide us with your job number and details about the problem. We will work with you to get you the right transfers. You can buy Supacolor with confidence.
HeatPressNation’s standard domestic shipping option is FedEx Ground. If you need your order delivered faster, please contact us during our business hours at 1-800-215-0894 or at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately after placing your order. Larger orders may incur additional freight charges.
No, unfortunately, HeatPressNation does not allow orders for any products to be submitted from outside the United States.
Supacolor transfers are designed to peel immediately while hot from pressing. We recommend you peel fast and smooth with confidence.
Supacolor is a professional-grade heat transfer that is designed to work with heat presses that clamp down to provide pressure. Our transfers can work with both an air operated heat press or a manual heat press.
Important: Supacolor is not designed to be pressed with a domestic iron.
Pressing instructions can be found in the Instructions tab in each Supacolor transfers respective product description.
Not all heat presses are created equal!
If you are using a Manual Press and are having issues they may be due to insufficient pressure. Pressure should be firm to very firm pressure. The trick is to find the firmest pressure without the possibility of damaging the fabric. Each press is unique!
Test with our sample kit (or extras that come with regular orders) to find your sweet spot.
Watch this video to learn how to set the right pressure for Supacolor (Manual Press):
Much less frequent are problems are related to heat or timing.
If you are still having issues pressing, please contact us at 1-800-215-0894 or at email@example.com.
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