Just as with inkjet papers, laser papers come in varieties for light-color fabrics and those for darks. The dark papers are just like the inkjet papers and require trimming by hand or with an optic eye vinyl cutter. The development that catapults laser technology over inkjet is that papers for light colors have recently made strides and are available in “scissor free” versions. With this technology, only the areas of the paper printed with toner transfer to the garment. This process represents a huge breakthrough in technology.
The term “transfer paper” is placed in a search engine more than 100,000 times globally per month. Heat press is searched for 60,500 times. The interest in being able to digitally print images onto paper and transfer them onto a textile or other surface is strong—trends of search volumes suggest, stronger than ever. When categorizing the output options for print media you end at inkjet and laser. Each basic technology has subsets—for instance, inkjet printing technology can utilize a number of inks such as aqueous, solvent, eco-solvent, sublimation or, more recently, latex or sepiax. When evaluating print devices, the ink or toner type and even brand is paramount to durability. Likewise, so is the paper technology. With the number of choices and manufacturers, results are all over the board when it comes to print vibrancy, color retention and durability in laundering.
In her essay Lest We Think the Revolution is a Revolution: Images of Technology and the Nature of Change, Cynthia Selfe, a Humanities Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University, discusses the continuous argument about the effects that computers have on education due to change in technology....
As we attempt to argue against the seemingly blind acceptance of technology in this paper, think about each point and how technology might be better monitored in your environment....
Papers for light colors have recently made strides and are available in “scissor free” versions. With this technology, only the areas of the paper printed with toner transfer to the garment. This process represents a huge breakthrough in technology. (All images courtesy the author)
The term technology transfer is also used to mean licensing intellectual property to a manufacturer for production in a product, or reducing an idea to practice in a prototype, or even the process of recording concepts of technology know-how in a professional paper or patent application.
While there is general agreement that technology differences must figure prominently in any successful account of the cross-country income variation, not much is known on the source of these technology differences. This paper examines cross-country income differences in terms of factor accumulation, domestic R&D, and foreign technological spillovers. The empirical analysis encompasses seventeen industrialized countries in four continents over three decades, at a level disaggregated enough to identify innovations in a number of key high-tech sectors. International technology transfer is found to play a crucial part in accounting for income differences. We also relate technology transfer to imports, showing that imports are often a major channel. At the same time, our analysis highlights that international technology transfer varies importantly across industries and countries.