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!