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vs. "Hard Hand"
In the trade, "hand" refers to how a transfer feels
, before washing and after. A soft hand can certainly be felt but is not objectionable. A hard hand, as the name implies, is very stiff and can be objectionable.
Our heat transfer paper has a relatively soft hand
, after transferring and is even softer after the first washing. However, you will always be able to feel it
. There is no escaping that fact.
of advertising that claims to have "practically no hand" or "a hand so soft you can barely feel it" or some other nonsense. While you certainly don't want a cardboard feel, there has to be enough film to make the image stick on the garment
. Also, because there is not much film, colors can be quite dull.
More importantly, you don't want a lot of expensive re-do's because the transfer won't hold up in the wash.