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About Transfers

First Edition offers a wide range of custom transfer services to help you deliver great product and quality to your customers. We have also assembled an outstanding collection of pre-printed Stock transfers in NOVELTY, AWARENESS, SEASONAL, and SPORT designs that can be purchased off-the-shelf.

Three Categories of Transfers

Hot Peel

Hot Peel transfers are a popular type of transfer process which are especially suited for printing dark on light 50/50 and Cotton garments. Hot Peel transfers provide a soft hand feel and up to 7 colors may be registered but-to-but and printed. Depending on the opacity of the ink color, Hot Peel transfers can also be printed on dark garments. Because Hot Peel transfers require Heavy Pressure, Temperature of 375 degrees and a 15 second press time, they require a High Quality Heat Transfer Machine for proper application. We suggest the CHE-2400Q or CHE-2800Q HTMs sold at First Edition Screen printing and manufactured by Cliff Hix.

Cold Peel

Cold Peel transfers should be your choice when you require true opacity, have very finely detailed designs, thin lines, and when you print on shirts that have a tendency to sublime through the transfer, ie...neon and many athletic colored shirts.

Cold Peel transfers are backed with a low-bleed adhesive applied to help reduce or eliminate garment dyes bleeding through the transfers and changing the print color.

NOTE: If you have questions concerning the type of transfer process you should use, include information concerning the garment you will be printing on when you order. Also feel free to contact our sales team with any questions.

(Click here to review video instructions or to print PDF instruction file.)


EZ-ONs Low Temp


Versatile heat transfer with excellent coverage and ability to show detail.  Applies at a low temp for specialty fabrics.  Ideal for polyester garments. 1-3 colors printed with backer available in stock colors (see EZ-Ons color chart). Transfers onto Polyester at 315 degrees for 7 seconds at medium-heavy pressure. Peel immediately. To transfer onto Cotton, apply at 350 degrees for 10 seconds at medium-heavy pressure. Peel immediately.



For Your Information

Hot Peel Transfers are the better choice when printing dark onto light garments or when garment dye sublimation is not an issue.

Cold Peel Transfers should be your choice when you require true opacity on dark or neon colors or when a finely detailed transfer-to-garment process is in question.

EZ-ONs Low Temp Transfers should be your choice when you are applying onto polyester garments that require a lower temperature.

 Note: First Edition Hot Split,Cold Peel, and Ez-On transfers will NOT adhere to nylon or other weather resistant, coated fabrics.


Hot Peel transfers require 15 Seconds Press time. Set HTM Pressure on Medium to Heavy at 375 Degrees. Delay peeling the transfer for 5 seconds and pull in a smooth and steady motion.

Cold Peel transfers require a 15 second print cycle, medium pressure and 360 degrees temperature. They must be cooled with a heat sink prior to peeling.

EZ-ONs Low Temp transfers require for Polyester = 315 degrees for 7 seconds at medium-heavy pressure. Peel immediately. For Cotton = 350 degrees for 10 seconds at medium-heavy pressure. Peel immediately.

Note: FE offers a Heat Sink (Chiller) that aids in the Cold Peel Process. Simply apply the Chiller to the back of the heated transfer for 5 seconds prior to peeling the transfer. Set the garment briefly to the side to cool before folding, stacking, or boxing. 

Stock Designs

Stock transfers are a collection of pre-printed designs that are available for purchase at First Edition. Our stock library includes many sports, awareness and novelty designs. They may be purchased one stock item at a time with a $20 minimum. Your stock order will ship within 72 hours of your order being placed. The cutoff is Noon CST each day. Please allow for shipping when placing your stock order. Call Sales with questions! We cannot guarantee early shipment, so please allow for this processing time when ordering.***Please note, orders will be held in your cart for approximately 3 days, and then will be emptied if order not placed.

Note: All FE Numbers and Letters are Cold Peel Transfers.

Standard, One Color, Block Style Numbers and Letters

All FE single-color, block-style, 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 inch numbers as well as our 1 and 2 inch letters, are available in all seventeen stock colors.

(Click here for Stock Color Chart)