UltraColour™ MAX FAQs
What is UltraColour™ MAX?
UltraColour™ MAX are direct to film heat transfers offered by STAHLS’ Canada. These full colour transfers are perfect for finely-detail designs with unlimited colours, including gradients, with no white or clear outline. These transfers are easily applied at a low temperature in seconds, making them perfect for a wide variety of apparel and accessories.
How do I order UltraColour™ MAX transfers?
The process is easy! Simply upload your artwork at stahls.com/upload. Select UltraColour™ MAX as your service type, approve your proof, get an instant quote, and place your order.
Which file format should my artwork be?
Vector is preferred. Raster can be provided but must be a minimum of 300 DPI at requested size and saved on a transparent background.
Preferred file types: .PDF, .PNG, .TIF
Accepted file types: .AI, .EPS, .SVG, .JPG, .PSD
Can I upload one design or group multiple images on a sheet?
You can upload a single image OR a design file with multiple images included (max size 22” x 22”).
If uploading a single image, select the size you want the image to be printed as, and your designs will be fit on a sheet accordingly.
If uploading multiple images in a single file, select the overall sheet size you would like to be printed. Maximum sheet size is 22" x 22".
View more artwork specification details.
Can I get help with my artwork?
Yes! If issues with your artwork are found, you’ll be alerted in the Artwork Information section during proofing. You can either upload new artwork or choose to have an artist review and assist you for a $30 artwork fee. If artist help is not selected prior to ordering, artwork will be printed as it is supplied.
How much do UltraColour™ MAX transfers cost?
Transfers are 8¢/square inch, with no order minimums. There is NO artwork fee unless you select the option for artist help during the proofing process. There are no bulk quantity discounts. Pricing is simple and straightforward for easy quoting.
What is the minimum and maximum size of uploaded art files?
Minimum artwork design size is .25” x .25” and maximum is 22” x 22”. IMPORTANT: Artwork line thicknesses should be 0.018” or thicker (smaller may not print).
Will colours be an exact match?
No, exact colour matching is not provided. UltraColour™ MAX transfers are printed in CMYK. You do NOT need to convert your colours into CMYK. If you submit artwork in RGB or Pantone colours, the production process will automatically convert to CMYK when printing. While the conversion is very good, we encourage a sample run first if you have any concerns about specific colouring.
How will my transfers arrive?
UltraColour™ MAX transfers arrive by the sheet, rolled in a tube for protection during transit. Individual designs are not pre-cut.
How long will my transfers last?
UltraColour™ MAX transfers are lab tested to withstand 50 washes. For longer life, we recommend cold wash and tumble dry low settings.
How do I heat apply my UltraColour™ MAX transfers?
These transfers easily heat apply to cotton or polyester fabrics at 290°F / 145°C for 12-15 seconds using medium pressure and peel hot. No cover sheet is required.