Foil printing

Foil printing is where only one screen is used and prepared the same way as all screens but instead of using ink to print onto the garment, a type of adhesive or glue is pushed through the mesh.

Once the adhesive has been applied to the garment, a sheet of thin foil-type is then placed over the top of the glued area and pressed using an industrial heat-press. The foil is then peeled away and all parts that were in contact with the adhesive remain stuck to the garment.

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Uses for foil printing:

This is a great idea if you want something that stands out from the rest and, as a result, this printing technique is ideal for promotional use.

This technique works best on standard 100% cotton products, for example T-Shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, polos and many more products.

It is also a great option for tote bags and similar items that are great for promotional use. Check out our diverse Promotional Merchandise offer!


How to treat a foil printed t-shirt:

  1. Turn the shirt inside-out.
  2. Use a wash by hand method ONLY, with cold water and a mild detergent.
  3. Hang dry.
  4. Do not iron over foil.
  5. Do not tumbledry.

Pros of using foil printing

  • No set-up costs
  • Can be used on virtually all types of products
  • Can print up to A3 sized transfers
  • Perfect for letters and numbers
  • Fast to produce
  • Perfect for plain colour designs
  • Perfect for sports kits

Cons of using foil printing:

  • Material not breathable
  • Medium durability
  • Can not achieve gradient designs


Printed garments are more sensitive and need extra attention when it comes to washing. To preserve the print and the garment, it is recommended that you wash it inside out on a cold wash.  Do not use a tumble-dryer and do not iron over the print. Please refer to our Wash & Care Guide here.

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