What is Transfer Paper for T-shirt Printing?
Transfer paper is used in textiles and arts & crafts projects. Often, an ink-jet or other printer is used to print the image on transfer paper. Then a heat press machine can be used to transfer the image onto clothing, canvas, or other surface. Transfer paper comes in 2 varieties which are light coloured fabric & dark coloured fabric.
The light coloured fabric variety cannot be used on dark fabrics because the paper is essentially transparent. An inkjet printer is not capable of printing white. So, anywhere that the image would have white, you will see straight through to the colour of the garment.
Inkjet transfer paper for dark coloured garments is NOT transparent. It is white. So unlike the process with transfer paper for light fabric, you do not print the image horizontally mirrored.