Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Why Supacolor?

We are Supafast. Supaeasy. Supacolor.

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 streamlined every step of the process, from pricing and placing your orders to receiving your transfers and pressing them on almost any fabric. The result is the most efficient and versatile heat transfer available.

What makes Supacolor unique?

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.

How fast can you print my transfers?

Supacolor is Supafast.  Most orders placed Monday through Friday, ship the next business day.  Larger volumes will take longer.  Please contact us for an estimate.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our current lead time is 1-2 days for most orders.

How durable is Supacolor?

We tested Supacolor Wearable, Blocker and Soft Shell Blocker transfers for over 50 washes and they still looked great. These transfers are made to last!

Is Supacolor eco-friendly?

Yes, Supacolor uses water-based inks without harsh or toxic chemicals. Transfers come on recyclable transfer paper.

Do you supply heat transfer paper/sheets?

We do not supply materials or the machinery to make Supacolor.

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Artwork Questions

What level of details can Supacolor reproduce?

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.

What sizes are available?

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.

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What kind of art files does Supacolor print?

Supacolor renders incredible detail with crisp, clean edges in over a million vivid colors and gradients. Please refer to our Art Specs for complete details.

What color profiles can Supacolor print?

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.

What if I am not sure if my artwork is set up correctly?

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.  Supacolor will work with you to make sure that we help you print the best transfers possible.

Does Supacolor provide art proofs?

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.

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Ordering Questions

How do I order Supacolor?

Supacolor is available for purchase through our website. Customers are asked to enter the orders online to expedite the processing of the job and to minimize mistakes.

Watch this video to learn How to Order Supacolor.

How is Supacolor priced?

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.

We only sell custom-printed individual transfers ready to be pressed (no ordering multiple designs on a sheet or gangs).

How can I see pricing and get samples?

All new Supacolor accounts are sent a Sample Kit along with a Users Guide containing transfer pricing and other details. You can also view pricing by logging into your account and clicking on “Pricing” in the “Dashboard Home”.  Need to open an account? Click Get Started.

Are there other fees to consider?

We have taken the complexity out of ordering heat transfers: no more calculations, hidden fees or rush charges.  Shipping is not included in the price of the transfers.

What do I need to know before I order Supacolor?

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.

Does Supacolor have a minimum order quantity?

The minimum order quantity is 20 pieces per design. You cannot split the minimum between multiple designs or accommodate more than one design within a print area.

Does Supacolor charge by the color?

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.

How do I pay for my order?

Supacolor charges your credit card when your order is ready to ship.  This is to minimize the the chance of your credit card being charged incorrectly in the event there are changes to your order and so that we can add shipping costs.  You can update the credit card number or expiration date from my account before your order ships.  Should your card decline, we will send you an email with a link to make payment.  Orders with payment declines, will not ship until payment is made.

What if there is a problem with my order?

Please inspect your order upon receiving it.  If there is a problem, notify us immediately by emailing us at orders@supacolor.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.

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Shipping Questions

What are my order shipping options?

Supacolor’s standard domestic shipping option is FedEx 2 Day Air for a flat rate of $15.00.  If you need your order delivered faster, then we can ship Next Day Air. Pricing for expedited shipping varies and a quote can be provided once your order is ready to ship.  Larger orders may incur additional freight charges. If you are local to our facility, you may also collect your order from Will Call.  For international shipping rates please contact us.

Do you ship internationally?

Supacolor has factories in North America, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  We can ship all over the world.  Please contact us and we will work out the best facility to service you.

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Pressing Questions

What kind of peel or release do Supacolor transfers have?

Supacolor transfers are designed to peel Immediately or Hot!  We recommend you peel fast, but smooth.

What kind of heat press is required to apply Supacolor?

Supacolor is a professional grade heat transfer that is designed to work with a commercial heat press.  Our transfers can work with both an air operated heat press or a manual heat press.  Supacolor is not designed to be pressed with a domestic iron.

Can you help me troubleshoot with pressing?

Pressing problems can be related to not having enough heat, time or pressure.  The issue we see the most is related to not having the correct pressure setting on the heat press.  Please make sure that you are using medium to firm pressure.  The more pressure you can apply without damaging the fabric, the better results you will get.  Refer to your heat press manual to learn how to adjust settings.  If you are using a manual heat press, please use the higher settings from the application instructions we provide. Use samples or extra transfers we provide with orders to dial in your settings and find your sweet spot.   If you are still having issues pressing, please contact us.

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