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Heat Transfer Paper

As you continue your tour, teaching you about the heat transfer business, this page guides you through understanding the different paper types. Different types of heat transfer paper produce different effects and are used for different reasons. Totally understanding applications of heat transfer paper from Alpha Supply Co. increases your opportunities.

Because we are so picky about what we sell, we only offer what we think is the "pick of the litter".

We made shirts and caps for 22 years in our former retail shop and know the importance of offering good-looking products.

However, we still want to emphasize that while our paper is of the highest quality it is still just a heat transfer paper. This means that the film covers the entire sheet. What you don't trim off will go on the garment and you can see it; some more, some less.

For descriptions, pricing and application instructions, select one below.

Alpha Blue Line Heat Transfer Paper

Introducing Alpha Blue Line hot-peel transfer paper for inkjet printers. Alpha Blue Line is a premium paper designed to leave behind a smooth finish while minimizing cracking and/or peeling that some transfer papers have trouble with.

Alpha Blue Line can be applied to white and off-white garments and has a soft hand (the part you can feel). Alpha Blue line is not recommended for colored garments.

Alpha Blue Line can be applied with an iron but for best results we recommend using a heat press for even temperature and pressure.

Order in 25 sheet packs (ie.. 4 - 25 sheet packs = 100 sheet price)
Price shown is per sheet with no price breaks.

1.20/sheet (25-99)
0.80/sheet (100-199)
0.78/sheet (200-299)
0.75/sheet (300-499)
0.65/sheet (500-999)
0.60/sheet (1000+)

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2.20/sheet (25-99)
1.60/sheet (100-199)
1.56/sheet (200-499)
1.30/sheet (500-999)
1.20/sheet (1000+)

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Alpha Double Green Heat Transfer Paper

The name Alpha Double Green has been around for years and has a reputation of having a vibrant look and soft feel or hand. A recent change in the coating process now gives us a choice in the look and feel of the finished transfer.

Alpha Double Green has been re-designed as a “cool” peel paper to accomplish two very different looks on the finished product. It can have either a smooth semi-gloss finish or a flat matte finish depending on how you decide to apply it. Both methods will leave behind a crisp and vibrant reproduction of the image you want to print.

Alpha Double Green still has the most vibrant color reproduction of any paper on the market and together with the new low price we think it will become a valuable asset to your business.

Alpha Double Green is best suited for heat press applications but it can be used as an iron-on paper as well.

Price shown is per sheet with no price breaks.

Vinyl Cutter Option - The Alpha Double Green heat transfer paper can also be easily cut with a vinyl cutter plotter. This allows graphics and lettering to be cut out and applied to white shirts. "How Is That Done?" NOTE- Most heat transfer paper for white shirts can NOT be easily cut with a vinyl cutter.

0.65/sheet

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1.30/sheet

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Alpha Gold Dark Heat Transfer Paper

This high quality heat transfer paper is specifically designed to print transfers to apply to dark colored fabric, including black, using an inkjet printer.

It has taken us a long time (working with a major paper mill) to get a superior “opaque” transfer paper that we could comfortably label as “Alpha Gold”. It has been worth the time and effort.

Alpha Gold Dark is a "single-step" paper, but this refers to the actual printing. The paper produces excellent results but does require more time (as compared to the speed of applying transfers to white garments) to apply correctly.

The image is printed on the white background (without reversing or flipping), trimmed, lifted off the paper backing and then placed on the garment, printed side up. A piece of parchment paper (provided with the Alpha Gold Dark) is then placed over the transfer (as a cover sheet, to protect the heater block) and the heat press is closed.

Order in 25 sheet packs (ie.. 4 - 25 sheet packs = 100 sheet price)
Price shown is per sheet with no price breaks.

1.50/sheet (25-99)
1.30/sheet (100-199)
1.25/sheet (200-299)
1.20/sheet (300-499)
1.15/sheet (500-999)
1.10/sheet (1000+)

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3.00/sheet (25-99)
2.60/sheet (100-199)
2.50/sheet (200-299)
2.40/sheet (300-499)
2.30/sheet (500-999)
2.20/sheet (1000+)

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Silver Opaque Heat Transfer Paper

This heat transfer paper is specifically designed to print transfers for dark colored fabric, including black, using an inkjet printer. (50/50 cotton/polyester shirts are not recommended for opaque paper)

Silver Opaque is a "single-step" paper, but this refers to the actual printing. The paper produces excellent results but does require more time (as compared to the speed of applying transfers to white garments) to apply correctly.

The image is printed on the white background (without reversing or flipping), trimmed, lifted off the paper backing and then placed on the garment, printed side up. A piece of parchment paper (provided with the paper) is then placed over the transfer and a heat press is used to apply heat and pressure to apply correctly.

Order in 25 sheet packs (ie.. 4 - 25 sheet packs = 100 sheet price)
Price shown is per sheet with no price breaks.

0.99/sheet (25-99)
0.91/sheet (100-499)
0.77/sheet (500-999)
0.00/sheet (1000+)

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1.98/sheet (25-99)
1.82/sheet (100-499)
1.54/sheet (500-999)
0.00/sheet (1000+)

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JetPro Sof'Stretch Heat Transfer Paper

We added Jet-Pro SofStretch to our to our well-known Alpha brand heat transfer papers to provide a heat transfer paper that has as soft a feel (hand) as is possible.

The paper also leaves very little residue on the garment in untrimmed areas (especially after washing) so is also our best paper to apply lettering to white T-shirts. However, we should caution you that “very little” does not mean totally “invisible”. The discerning eye can still see and feel it. It’s just the best that we have seen for this purpose (the noticeable line around the lettering in the close-up picture is from the paper edge, not the film).

The Jet-Pro SofStretch heat transfer paper also has a certain amount of “stretch” (when peeled hot) so it also resists cracking when washed. It also does not “flake” at all, as some of the expensive specialty ink and papers do.

With all the upside to this paper, you may wonder if there is any downside in using it for your white T-shirts.

There are potentially two. First, while the printed colors are nice, they are totally flat. If you are decorating shirts with photographs, a great number of customers will prefer a slight “photographic sheen” like that produced with our Alpha Double Green paper.

Second, while Jet-Pro SofStretch has very good wash ability, and retains color very well, it is still not quite as good as our Alpha brand heat transfer papers for whites (currently there is no effective paper for colored fabrics in the “soft” line).

Order in 25 sheet packs (ie.. 4 - 25 sheet packs = 100 sheet price)
Price shown is per sheet with no price breaks.

1.00/sheet (25-49)
0.80/sheet (50-99)
0.70/sheet (100-199)
0.60/sheet (200-499)
0.55/sheet (500-999)
0.49/sheet (1000+)

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2.00/sheet (25-49)
1.60/sheet (50-99)
1.40/sheet (100-199)
1.20/sheet (200-499)
1.10/sheet (500-999)
0.98/sheet (1000+)

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RedGrid Heat Transfer Paper

RedGrid for whites, is our latest hot-peel transfer paper for inkjet printers. RedGrid is designed to leave behind a smooth, soft finish while minimizing cracking and/or peeling that some transfer papers have trouble with.

RedGrid can be applied to white and off-white garments and has a very soft hand (the part you can feel). RedGrid is not recommended for colored garments.

RedGrid can be used for print and cut on nearly any cutter to eliminate the background entirely.

RedGrid can be applied with an iron but for best results we recommend using a heat press for even temperature and pressure.

Order in 25 sheet packs (i.e... 4 - 25 sheet packs = 100 sheet price)
Price shown is per sheet with no price breaks.

0.72/sheet (25-99)
0.58/sheet (100-199)
0.52/sheet (200-499)
0.47/sheet (500-999)
0.40/sheet (1000+)

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1.44/sheet (25-99)
1.16/sheet (100-199)
1.04/sheet (200-499)
0.94/sheet (500-999)
0.80/sheet (1000+)

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This transfer tape is used when doing contour cutting of heat transfer paper. Just cut out your paper, weed out what is not wanted and pull the image off using this tape. Place the image on the garment and press as usual.
12.95/roll (12in x 60ft)

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BlueGrid Heat Transfer Paper

BlueGrid is a high quality heat transfer paper specifically designed to put images onto colored fabric, including black, using almost any inkjet printer.

BlueGrid is very durable and can exceed 50 washings without damage to the transfer.

Unlike papers that are applied to white fabrics, opaque papers have a white background, not translucent (not see through). Because of that fact you may need to trim away some of the unwanted background.

BlueGrid can be applied with an iron but for best results we recommend using a heat press for even temperature and pressure.

249.00/roll (17in x 100ft)

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  • Heat Transfer Sampler Packs

    We offer several sampler packs that includes our best heat transfer papers with free USPS shipping included for as little as $5.00.

    Click the purchase button below and select a pack to try out. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at (800) 908-9916.
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Color Laser Copier & Color Laser Printer Heat Transfer Paper

Because of constant manufacturer quality control problems and the over-all stiffness of the final product on the shirt, we have decided to offer heat transfer paper for inkjet printers only.

The main problem is consistency from one paper lot to the next. On a good day, prints from CLC and CLP systems are OK. On a bad day the prints are a nightmare to use.

Actually, nightmare is a bit of an understatement on the papers offered for Color Laser Printers. All too often, the fusers in laser printers melt the heat transfer paper and it sticks to the fuser. What’s worse is the fact that even if it doesn’t melt it instantly, small particles of the film can build up on the fuser, requiring frequent fuser replacement.

We want to send you printing solutions, not problems.

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