Laser Heat Transfer Printing 101

laserpaperLaser transfer papers have some really unique abilities, like the possibility of ‘no weeding’ transfers, but many people are unprepared for the challenge that PRINTING with heat can sometimes become!

You may have run across one of the many issues below when printing and using laser transfer papers:

– Toner streaking, pooling, and spotting all over printed sheets in a large mess

– Toner brushing off surface of paper when transfer paper is handled or peeled off backing

– Transfer paper jamming inside printer

– Transfer paper leaving printer fusing unit covered in toner

– Transfer papers fading after washed, but only one color fades

– One sheet of transfer paper will print fine, but multi-copy prints subsequent copies jam

All of the above issues are caused by one of the following two primary issues:

Either the printer is running too hot for transfer paper, and is causing it to soften and jam inside the machine.


The printer is running not hot enough to fully fuse the toner powder and is creating an incomplete or messy print to the transfer sheet. Continue reading “Laser Heat Transfer Printing 101”

A Quick Review of Summer’s Hot New Products

It’s been a very busy summer here at Coastal. In between all of the tradeshows and the construction of our brand new demonstration room (it’s almost done!), we’ve introduced an abundance of new products and equipment that you may have missed. Here are just a few of our favorite hot new products:

Sippy cups – Every parent will LOVE the chance to create a personalized sippy cup for their child. Add the child’s name, a special photo or a personalized design – this will be the hit of the playground! Plus, our sippy cups come in three different vibrant colors.

Mug Master Pro – We carried the Mug King mug press for many years, but recently realized it was time to offer something that is multi-functional and allows our customers to get more bang for their buck. The Mug Master Pro mug press (priced similarly to the Mug King) includes additional attachments that allow you to press not only regular 11 oz sublimation mugs, but 15 oz mugs, 12 oz latte mugs and 17 oz latte mugs. This is the MUST-HAVE mug press for anyone looking to explore or expand a mug-making business. Continue reading “A Quick Review of Summer’s Hot New Products”

Heat Transfer Paper: Inkjet vs. Laser

I wanted to give some light on a subject that I get questions about every day.  When choosing a heat transfer paper, should you choose inkjet or laser?

Inkjet printers have a higher quality print than laser printers with a larger selection of heat transfer papers to choose from. The options range from papers that excel in soft hand, less border, great color and more. Inkjet printers are easy to set up and you may already have one at home or in your office. Also, transfer papers for inkjet printers are more universal; they will work on most inkjet printers. However, inkjet printers tend to be more expensive when it comes to printing and ink replenishing. Continue reading “Heat Transfer Paper: Inkjet vs. Laser”