Competitive Comparisons

Kaumagraph Transfers compete well against many other popular technologies for textile printing.

Kaumagraph Transfers vs Pad Printing

Pros:

  • No need to inventory plates
  • No Messy Inks
  • Fast and easy to change SKUs
  • No need to maintain expensive pad printing equipment
  • No worry about lint getting into the pad creating seconds
  • No worry about ink drying on the plate creating seconds
  • Pad printing has partial release problems when ink is too wet or too dry
  • No need to worry about spiderwebbing from improper plate exposure

Cons:

  • Transfers need to be shipped from manufacturer

Kaumagraph Transfers vs Screen Printing

Pros:

  • Fast Application
  • No Messy Inks
  • Lower Cost in high volume production
  • Better Stretch and Recovery
  • Better Durability
  • Softer Hand

Cons:

  • Less Opacity with light inks on dark textiles
  • Limited to 5 colours or less

Kaumagraph Transfers vs Adhesive Backed Transfers

Pros:

  • Fast Application
  • No Halo (glue residue around the image)
  • Lower Cost in high volume production
  • Better Stretch and Recovery
  • Better Durability
  • Softer Hand

Cons:

  • Less Opacity with light inks on dark textiles
  • Limited to 5 colours or less
  • Very fine detail is easier to achieve with digitally printed adhesive based transfers