AquaTru® Screen Printed Transfers

Your Solution for Printing Lycra, Spandex and Nylon!

A water-based, screen-printed transfer that provides superior stretch and rebound, coupled with a low-temperature application. Request an AquaTru sample.

  • Ideal for heat application on performance wear made of Spandex, Lycra® and woven nylons. Low temperature application can make scorching a thing of the past.
  • Available in 60 stock colors with custom color matching available ($40 color matching fee).
  • Water-based ink that is soft and lightweight, while providing amazing stretch and rebound.
  • Printed on a larger 12" x 19" sheet - fill the sheet with as much as you can fit!
  • Recommended Fabrics: cotton, polyester, cotton/poly blends, Spandex, Lycra®, woven nylons, heat -sensitive fabrics
  • Available with Dye-Block™ backer, making it perfect for dye saturated, sublimated materials. With the blocker, AquTru blocks dye migration.
  • AquaTru with Dye-Block numbers available in 6 colors.
  • Estimate costs with the Screen Print Price Calculator.
  • Download Pricing Sheet
  • View available ink colors
  • Download AquaTru CPSIA letter of compliance
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Tips / Application


Please check transfers carefully before heat-applying. An extra transfer is included for testing.

Pre-Heat Garment

First, place the garment on platen, heat press for 3-5 seconds or until there is no more steam to remove wrinkles and moisture. Ensure there are no obstructions such as buttons, pockets, or seams. If there are, raise only the print area with a Print Perfect Pad.

Position & Press

Place so the design appears in the correct orientation (the ink will be on the shirt-side of the carrier). Close the heat press and heat for 12-15 seconds.

The recommended time, temperature, and pressure settings are for Stahls' Hotronix® heat press machines. Settings on other heat presses may vary.

  • Time: 12-15 Seconds
  • Temperature: 275ºF
  • Pressure: medium
  • Peel: hot