Heat Transfer Paper Market Size, Share, Growth Report 2030

Heat Transfer Paper Market

Heat Transfer Paper Market By Printing (Sublimation, Laser, and Inkjet), By Paper (White Heat Transfer Paper, and Transparent Heat Transfer Paper), By Ink (Dye-Based Ink, and Dye Sublimation Ink), and By Region - Global and Regional Industry Overview, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecasts 2023 – 2030

Category: Technology & Media Report Format : PDF Pages: 203 Report Code: ZMR-7112 Published Date: Feb-2023 Status : Published

The global heat transfer paper market was worth USD 579.68 Million in 2022 and is predicted to rise to USD 805.62 Million by 2030 at a CAGR of 4.20%.

Industry Prospective:

The global heat transfer paper market size was worth around USD 579.68 Million in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 805.62 Million by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 4.20% between 2023 and 2030. The report analyzes the global heat transfer paper market’s drivers, restraints/challenges, and the effect they have on the demands during the projection period. In addition, the report explores emerging opportunities in the heat transfer paper market.

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Heat Transfer Paper Market: Overview

Heat transfer paper is an exclusive form of paper used to transfer designs or prints on a piece of fabric like T-shirts or other forms of wearables clothing. Heat is used to successfully make transfer the print from the paper to the fabric. The process consists of first printing the desired design on heat transfer paper by using technologies like a laser printer or an inkjet.

The sheet is then placed on the fabric and heat is applied externally with the help of a heat press to make transfer the print from the sheet to the fabric. In many cases, even a home iron can be used to apply heat but heat irons are recommended for effective results.

The global heat transfer paper market is gaining momentum since the technology is extremely simple yet provides excellent results and requires only a handful of products, to begin with. In simpler terms, the technology can be viewed as fabric stickers that can be transferred to a piece of clothing with a home iron. However, heat transfer papers work only on 100% natural fabrics like cotton, silk, and linen. These papers will not work with other types of fabrics like polyester, spandex blends, or lycra.

Heat transfer papers cannot be used with stretchy content and it is highly recommended to pre-wash the fabric before transferring the print to avoid any stretching after the process. Once the material is clean and dried off completely, the users should quickly iron the fabric to get rid of any water content that may be left behind on the fabric and to give the heat transfer papers a clean canvas. There are certain technical aspects that the consumer has to take into consideration before beginning the process.

These aspects depend on the technology and method being deployed while using heat transfer papers. For instance, when a transparent heat paper is being used, it is important to mirror the print before the transfer as the side with the print will be placed down on the material, and in case the print is not mirrored, it may lead to incorrect printing on the fabric. However, this process is not required in the case of the use of white heat transfer paper since the printed side is placed facing upward while making the transfer

Key Insights

  • As per the analysis shared by our research analyst, the global heat transfer paper market is estimated to grow annually at a CAGR of around 4.20% over the forecast period (2023-2030).
  • In terms of revenue, the global heat transfer paper market size was valued at around USD 579.68 million in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 805.62 million, by 2030. Due to a variety of driving factors, the market is predicted to rise at a significant rate.
  • Based on printing segmentation, inkjet was predicted to show maximum market share in the year 2022
  • Based on the ink segmentation, dye sublimation was the leading revenue-generating ink in 2022.
  • On the basis of region, North America was the leading revenue generator in 2022

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Covid-19 Impact:

The global market cap was negatively impacted due to the onset of Covid-19. The growth decline was owing to the closure of multiple large-scale facilities. Many brands who cater to large end-users generally get T-shirts or clothes printed from third parties owing to their efficiency. However, because of the lockdown and complete shutdown impositions, almost all printing and related factories were temporarily shut and even the ones that were functioning had a reduced number of employees and other resources to work with.

Heat Transfer Paper Market: Growth Drivers

Growing demand for customized products to propel market growth

The global heat transfer paper market is projected to grow owing to the rising trend of customized products. More people are inclined toward buying exclusive products, especially the ones that directly correlate with their own personal attributes.

The rising number of small and medium-sized firms producing t-shirts or clothing items with quirky, personalized, exclusive prints is one such example of the high demand for unique products. Not only have the number of players increased, but the existing companies are generating exceptionally high profits driven by the rising demand from the consumers and high buying but also aided by the fact that the technology in itself is not expensive requiring minimum investments in the initial phase.

This is one of the key reasons why many players start with an e-commerce setup to sell the products and eventually move on to brick-and-mortar stores if the revenue permits. Bewakoof, an Indian startup selling customized clothing products that launched in 2012, is now valued amongst India’s leading fashion brands because of the company's intention to provide users with clothes with prints that the consumers could directly relate to, while also making sure that the affordability of the products was not affected. In the financial year 2020, the company generated a revenue of USD 28.33 million.

Heat Transfer Paper Market: Restraints

Fabric limitations to restrict the market growth

Heat transfer papers can only be used with 100% natural fabrics rendering them non-useful for fabrics or materials that include other synthetic materials. Currently, owing to the fast-fashion trend, the majority of clothing items are manufactured with synthetic material since they are easy to procure along with fewer expenses involved in the process. But heat transfer papers cannot be used for such products thus restricting the kind of market segment that these papers can be used in subsequently resulting in higher restraint for the heat transfer paper industry growth

Heat Transfer Paper Market: Opportunities

Rising demand for clothes from natural fabrics to provide growth opportunities

The global heat transfer paper market may benefit from the rising demand for clothes completely made of natural fabric. The demand is a result of the growing awareness amongst the population about the detrimental impact of synthetic clothing materials on the environment. Fast fashion has resulted in a tremendous amount of clothing waste generated regularly. Since most of the clothes are made from polyester or other non-natural products, they are not biodegradable and remain in the ecosystem for many years causing pollution. As per reports, more than 10,000 clothing items are sent to landfills every 5 minutes. The increasing knowledge about the impact of personal choices on the environment is resulting in more people now shifting toward natural clothing products

Heat Transfer Paper Market: Challenges

Issues with color migration and sticking problems challenge market growth

Even though the process is simple, it requires an accurate level of pressure, heat, and other resources for the print to transfer completely. In many cases, there are problems associated with the heat transfer paper either during the application process or after the process is complete resulting from factors like incorrect paper being used, and insufficient pressure being applied to name a few. Reports related to concerns about color migration for instance applying white heat transfer paper on a poor-quality dark cotton product. These issues may lead to challenges for the heat transfer paper industry growth.

Heat Transfer Paper Market: Segmentation

The global heat transfer papers market is segmented by printing, paper, ink, and region

Based on printing, the global market is segmented into sublimation, laser, and inkjet. The global market is led by the inkjet section because they offer higher quality prints in comparison to their counterparts. Another key benefit of using inkjet technology is the availability of a wider range of heat transfer papers ranging from papers including less border, soft hand, great color, and others. The global inkjet printers market was valued at USD 34.3 billion in 2019 and is currently growing at a CAGR of 5.31%

Based on papers, the heat transfer paper industry is divided into white heat transfer paper and transparent heat transfer paper. White heat transfer papers are used to transfer print on dark-colored materials whereas transparent heat transfer paper is used mainly for white material or light-colored fabrics.

By ink, the global market segments are dye-based ink and dye sublimation ink. The global market is led by dye sublimation ink. The process involves applying heat and pressure to turn the dye directly into the gas state without converting it into a liquid first. Dye sublimation ink produces high-quality and waterproof ink. This ink is more in demand because it offers better printing accuracy without the sublimated products cracking, washing off, or peeling off. The cost of the product may vary between USD 300 to USD 600 depending on the brand.

Recent Developments:

  • In June 2020, the US-based Imaging Supplies Warehouse became the master distributor of Neenah Coldenhove, a global leader of superior quality papers specially designed for exclusive and high application, for the US territory. Imaging Supplies Warehouse will not be responsible for the distribution of Neenah Coldenhove’s Dye Sublimation roll which will provide Neenah with supportive and extended services to reach a higher consumer database.
  • In July 2021, Supacolor, one of the leading companies providing the most efficient heat transfer, collaborated with YouTuber WhispersRed to create more awareness about the company. The YouTube video acted as a great marketing and advertising initiative for the company since it has helped the company gain a higher number of potential clients.

Heat Transfer Paper Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Name Heat Transfer Paper Market Research Report
Market Size in 2022 USD $579.68 Million
Market Forecast in 2030 USD $805.62 Mllion
Compound Annual Growth Rate CAGR of 4.20%
Number of Pages 203
Forecast Units Value (USD Million), and Volume (Units)
Key Companies Covered One Step Papers LLC, Felix Schoeller Group, Stahls' Transfer Paper Experts, PG Paper Company, Miroglio Group, Pudumjee Paper Products, Neenah Performance Materials, Paper N Films International, and Guangzhou Elephant Digital Technology Co. Ltd
Segments Covered By Printing, By Paper, By Ink, And By Region
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Countries Covered North America: U.S and Canada
Europe: Germany, Italy, Russia, U.K, Spain, France, Rest of Europe
APAC: China, Australia, Japan, India, South Korea, South East Asia, Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Chile
The Middle East And Africa: South Africa, GCC, Rest of MEA
Base Year 2022
Historical Year 2017 to 2021
Forecast Year 2023 - 2030
Customization Scope Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Request For Customization

 

Heat Transfer Paper Market: Regional Analysis

North America to dominate the global market

The global heat transfer paper market is projected to grow owing to the higher adoption of heat transfer paper in creating customized clothes across the region. Many companies in the USA and Canada are known to provide exclusive products to their employees like customized t-shirts and bags in order to generate a feeling of belonging amongst the workforce. They are also known to sell our sovereigns at various conferences, and meet-ups as a part of marketing activities.

This trend is a great global market propeller along with the growing fashion industry which is now aiming to create more sustainable clothing materials by using 100% natural fabrics. Europe is projected to grow owing to the presence of multiple players catering to the ever-growing fashion industry in the region. The players are undertaking various strategic steps to expand their global footprint along with collaboration, mergers & acquisitions, and other tie-ups. The growing innovation in the field of printing technology, or ink-properties may also result in higher regional revenue during the projection period.

Heat Transfer Paper Market: Competitive Analysis

The global heat transfer paper market is dominated by players like:

  • One Step Papers LLC
  • Felix Schoeller Group
  • Stahls' Transfer Paper Experts
  • PG Paper Company
  • Miroglio Group
  • Pudumjee Paper Products
  • Neenah Performance Materials
  • Paper N Films International
  • Guangzhou Elephant Digital Technology Co. Ltd

The global heat transfer paper market is segmented as follows:

By Printing

By Paper

  • White Heat Transfer Paper
  • Transparent Heat Transfer Paper

By Ink

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France 
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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The heat transfer paper market is projected to grow owing to the rising trend of customized products. More people are inclined toward buying exclusive products, especially the ones that directly correlate with their own personal attributes. The rising number of small and medium-sized firms producing t-shirts or clothing items with quirky, personalized, exclusive prints is one such example of the high demand for unique products.

According to Zion Market Research, the global heat transfer paper market size was worth around USD 579.68 million in 2022 and is predicted to grow to around USD 805.62 million by 2030 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of roughly 4.20% between 2023 and 2030.

The global heat transfer paper market is projected to grow owing to the higher adoption of heat transfer paper in creating customized clothes across the region. Many companies in the USA and Canada are known to provide exclusive products to their employees like customized t-shirts and bags in order to generate a feeling of belonging amongst the workforce.

The global heat transfer paper market is dominated by players like One Step Papers LLC, Felix Schoeller Group, Stahls' Transfer Paper Experts, PG Paper Company, Miroglio Group, Pudumjee Paper Products, Neenah Performance Materials, Paper N Films International, and Guangzhou Elephant Digital Technology Co. Ltd

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