New heat transfer papers for the desktop digital printing of images for clothing made of poly, blends and other synthetic fibres have been launched.
 The papers, called JET-PRO for Active Wear Heat Transfer Paper, was developed by Neenah Paper for light fabrics with high levels of synthetic fibre and are apparently suited to the athletic wear market.
The papers are ink jet printable and, according to the company, do not crack or form a film.
Synthetic fibres have typically needed high initial investment for equipment and inks but the new product can be used on standard desktop equipment.
The new heat transfer paper’s base substrate is a Classic Crest Paper which is FSC-certified (SW-COC-000885), Green e-certified (made with renewable energy) and manufactured Carbon Neutral, as defined by the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX).
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification ensures that the standards and guidelines of certification are met from the forest to the finished product.
The JET-PRO heat transfer papers meet the requirements for lead and phthalates in children’s products as outlined in the Consumer Product Safety Act of 2008 (CPSIA).