A high quality polyurethane heat transfer film will outlast a screen printed garment hands down. In fact, if you properly process and care for a polyurethane heat transfer, the applique should last the life of the garment. We all know what happens to a screen printed shirt after a dozen washes. Plastisol inks crack. By comparison, I have a tee-shirt with digitally printed applique that still looks great after 30 washes. While the heat transfer material looks new, the base color of the fabric has faded.
|After 30 washes, my Indian motorcycle applique still looks great!