A reflex transfer has a shiny reflective coating. It is designed for safety clothing and sportswear. The reflective material improves the wearer’s visibility at night or in poor light conditions. The reflective material appears bright when, for example, it is illuminated by the headlights of a car.
When you send us a graphic, your motif is screen-printed as a highly reflective layer onto a transparent foil. It is bonded with either a liquid or powder adhesive. For a powder adhesive, the foil must have white areas. Everything is then dried at high temperature.
A reflex transfer can be used in the same way as a plastisol transfer. They are not suitable for fine motifs. They are washable at 60°C and can be used on almost all types of textile.
Take care of your safety and be visible!
Today there are textiles on the market that have been chemically treated, usually lubricants remaining from the production process or insecticides and pesticides to prevent damage from moths. Transfers either do not stick well to such textiles, or production is difficult. The situation is similar with siliconized textiles.
Engelbert Strauss textiles present the greatest difficulties.. Their work clothing is treated with a chemical agent that prevents the transfer from sticking properly.
Embroidery is the safest solution for these textiles.