Flex print - elastic covering print on textiles
Flex printing is a high-quality foil printing process, which is particularly impressive due to its thin foil. With the standard flex film, logos, lettering and motifs can be printed in one color on textiles. Or the multicolored logo is printed on white flex foil using digital printing and then pressed on. But not only the right choice of textile finishing, but also the selection of the appropriate textile contributes to a successful advertising appearance.
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Three advantages of flex printing
1. opaque & color intensive
The flex print convinces with its high opacity and bright colors and still stands out only slightly from the textile fabric.
2. durable textile printing
Due to its high stretchability and easy-care properties, this type of textile printing is particularly durable.
3. flexible & elastic
Not only the flex film is particularly elastic, but also our in-house production – we produce flexibly according to your requirements – even at short notice.
Possible applications of textile printing with flex foil
Do you love bright, vivid colors? Then choose flex printing!
The color palette is larger than that of the flock films and the colors are more intense. This type of marking can be used for all types of textiles and even for resublimating polyester textiles. Due to the durability of this textile print, it can even be applied to workwear.
Technical information about flex printing on promotional textiles
Flex films are thin, elastic films for textile labeling. Due to its high stretchability, the material ideally adapts to the textile and achieves a high wearing comfort.
On which textiles is flex printing applied?
This type of textile printing can be used for lettering on all types of textiles and fabrics and is also available for resublimating polyester textiles. For nylon fabrics as well as fabrics with a water-repellent impregnation, a special film is required.
The following textile material compositions are suitable for advertising application by flex:
- Cotton/polyester blended fabric
- Polyester/acrylic blended fabric
Our print data specifications for the Textilflex
For the processing of the print data we need a vectorized file saved as .pdf or .eps. If you only have a JPG file available, we can gladly prepare it for you. The file processing will be charged according to time spent.
How big can my flex motif be?
- Due to the size of our heat press, we can produce flex prints up to a maximum size of 39 cm x 49 cm.
- For lettering, the minimum height should not be less than 10 mm, otherwise we can no longer guarantee the legibility of the lettering.
Washing and care instructions for promotional textiles with flex print
Flex film is washable up to 80 degrees, reflective flex film up to 60 degrees, film suitable for nylon up to 30 degrees. The printed textiles are not suitable for tumble drying. Caution is advised with large motifs – these can wrinkle at high spin speeds.
In addition, be sure to follow the care instructions according to the textile label.
In which colors is the flex film available?
Due to the variety of colors, numerous effects can be achieved in flex printing. The flex print is smooth and slightly glossy. In particular, texts and motifs without color gradients can be excellently displayed with this text printing process.
Possible effects that can be achieved by flex printing:
- Two different flex foils can also be combined.
- Effects by special flex films: reflective, noctilucent, glitter, holograph, metallic, …
Please note that the original colors of the flex foil can only be simulated here.
Flex printing special form: Digiflex
With digital flex printing, even multicolored motifs can be applied to T-shirts cost-effectively in small quantities.
The high-quality white PU flex film is printed on the correct side with our solvent printer and dried. With our cutting plotters, the motif is cut to size, manually weeded and removed from the carrier foil using heat-resistant transfer foil. Now the printed pattern is positioned on the textile and finally joined to the fabric with the transfer press.
The textile with Digiflex is washable up to a maximum of 80 degrees.
Insights into textile printing production
- The design (a vectorized file) is cut side-to-side with our plotter and weeded manually.
- The printing position can be selected individually. This is then precisely measured and the motif placed.
- The transfer fair uses pressure and heat to bond the flock or flex film to the textile.
- Depending on the fabric composition, the backing film is removed while the fabric is still hot or when it has cooled down.
Weeding plotted design
Weeding plotted font
Measuring the printing position
With heat & pressure the motif is pressed on
Positioning of the motif
Positioning of the 2nd motif for 2-color prints
Peeling off the carrier foil
Ready printed 2 color motif
Ready printed 2 color inscription
Reference examples with textile flex print
Whether for clubs, employees, customers or as a promotional gift – textiles with printed flex motif are very versatile.
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