Wash test, CPSIA Prop 65, and OEKO-TEX Reporting Results For Supacolor

In the garment printing and manufacturing industry, understanding product quality is critical, as is compliance with government safety regulations. We proudly manufacture Supacolor on-site, in our factories in the US, UK and New Zealand, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards. Therefore, Supacolor has implemented thorough, laboratory testing procedures on our products, conducted by certified, third parties. 

First, we engaged Intertek Testing Services for a rigorous review of our heat transfer’s durability through machine washing. The results were stellar. No damage (such as cracking or color fading) was seen on our prints until the 70th wash cycle, at which point only minimal cracking began to appear.

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Next, we underwent child safety testing in regard to chemical safety testing. The CPSIA requires businesses to provide a General Conformity Certification (GCC) that confirms products meet a range of safety specifications and requires mandatory third party testing for all children’s products. Proposition 65 sets out specific requirements regarding the toxicity of materials used in certain products that are to be sold in the State of California. We’re proud to announce that our water based, phthalate free, lead free inks and adhesives passed these tests with flying colors.

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Supacolor is certified with the coveted STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® - the gold standard for textile product testing for harmful substances. This label certifies that our transfers have been rigorously tested for toxicity against up to 350 chemicals.

We really want you to love your heat transfers, and we think part of loving Supacolor is feeling good about how they’re made. Producing products responsibly and safely is something your customers not only deserve but demand.

Sometimes in the heat transfer industry, manufacturers develop new ways to make things faster and cheaper, but if they're not careful, they can cause problems. At Supacolor, we're all about helping you find the best products out there and ensuring you have all the info you need to make smart choices regarding heat transfers.

"Supacolor's commitment to consumer safety is essential in our mission to manufacture the world's best heat transfers. Every ingredient we use, starting with water-based inks, is with you and your customers in mind." - Rum Walia, President of Supacolor

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a certification system that tests textile products to prove they are safe from harmful levels of toxic substances from exposure during product manufacturing. Testing is important because the safety of textiles cannot be determined from visual inspection alone. Products that carry the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® label give consumers confidence about product safety.

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Supacolor prides itself on making a product of unparalleled quality, and compliant with the most stringent safety measures. Not only are we Supafast and Supaeasy, we’re also Supapremium and Supasafe!

In the video below, we discuss how our use of water-based inks, recyclable PET film, and rigorous safety certifications not only combat the issues of fast fashion but also ensure that every t-shirt you print supports environmental sustainability. Join us in making a positive impact on the planet with apparel that's designed to last and leave a minimal ecological footprint. Watch now to see how choosing Supacolor is a step towards a more sustainable future!

You have options to choose from when it comes to heat transfers, and when it comes to full color heat transfers, Supacolor has set the bar high. When choosing your heat transfer, there are certain qualities you should be sure to look for.

On the surface, one of the things about direct to film printing is that it can be great for small quantities, such as one or two-unit test runs and small orders. This certainly has its place, but how does it compare to Supacolor overall? In this article, we’ll take a look and explain why it’s either Supacolor or it’s not.

Here’s the product differences:

Color Vibrancy and Consistency

Supacolor’s 6-color process involves a combination of screen printing and digital printing. This delivers unmatched vibrancy and consistent color from order to order.


Supacolor screen prints its white based ink when creating transfers. By screen printing the white base it allows your prints to stay consistently vibrant on light and dark garments.


Supacolor is lab tested and certified to last 70+ washes without cracking or fading. Read the lab report results HERE.


It’s a part of our brands promise to be eco-friendly and chemically safe. Supacolor is kid safe, and our certifications include Prop 65, CPSIA and Oeko-Tex. So, make sure your transfer company is safe for both your customer and the environment.

Durability and Stretchability

Supacolor features a supasoft hand feel and industry leading stretchability.

By using the screen-printing process in combination with the full color digital, Supacolor has unmatched durability. This means that when stretched, our transfers rebound better than any other product on the market.

Wide Application

Supacolor offers specialized transfer types for virtually any fabric and different bleed levels. When using a one size fits all solution, the consistency and durability of application remains inconsistent.

Low Minimums

Supacolor has the lowest minimum among full color screen printed transfers, at just 10 pieces. This allows you to deliver your customers high quality, long lasting, durable full color prints with as low as 10 pieces.

Turnaround Time

Supacolor has a Supafast, industry leading turnaround. With factories all over the world, most orders ship within a few business days, no matter what the quantity.

Price transparency and the true cost of ownership

Supacolor prices are as advertised. Supacolor requires no printing equipment, inks or technical skills outside of a heat press.

At Supacolor we take all the upfront and ongoing investment cost, as well as the time investment for maintenance out of the equation. You send us your artwork, we send you Supacolor, no maintenance necessary.

We also take out the requirement for a skilled workforce. Pressing can be taught and therefore scaled quickly, with confidence.

Emerging Technology

Supacolor is always innovating and working supahard to bring you the highest quality transfer. We will continue to add the equipment and technology necessary to better our product and service.

At Supacolor, we value the garment decorating community and we think it’s fantastic that the heat applied transfer industry is finally starting to hit the mainstream. We firmly believe that heat transfer printing is an important part of every professional printer’s toolkit when it comes to decorating garments. The flexibility that transfers give you to make products on-demand, fulfill small orders and say yes to your customer’s requests that screen printing, embroidery or DTG can't handle, makes heat transfers an important part of the future of garment decorating.

At Supacolor we don't take shortcuts. We know that when you put a Supacolor on a garment it’s important that the colors are right and that you have the confidence that the print is going to last. We know that you build your reputation on our products, and that’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We believe that the best transfer manufacturing process must include screen printing, this is the foundation for Supa vibrant, eye-popping colors that last.

There is only one Supacolor. We help you make it.

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Do your heat transfers sometimes wrinkle after washing? Well Big Brandoh and Supacolor have some answers. Checkout this video where we discuss why transfers can wrinkle after washing and how to solve that problem

In this video Big Brandoh compares a screen printed T shirt and a T shirt pressed with a Supacolor Transfer. I show wash results, how heavy Supacolor transfers are on a t shirt and print clarity.