A heat press is machine engineered to imprint a design or graphic on a substrate such as a T-shirt ,with application of heat and pressure for a pre-set period of time.
Common transfer types are heat transfer, Vinyl cut with a vinyl cutter ,printable heat transfer vinyl, inkjet transfer paper.
Using a heat press to apply a heat transfer is a way to ensure accurate time, temperature and pressure which all are essential to the transfer process. It is often used to apply designs on fabrics.
When doing heat press transfer onto fabrics , you must use fabric that contains 100% NATURAL FIBERs …like your silk, linen, or cotton.
The heat transfer paper will NOT work on polyester fabrics or fabrics with stretchy content, like lycra or spandex blends