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Term of the Week: CLC Transfer

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CLC stands for color laser copier. A CLC transfer is a heat transfer that is created using a laser printer as opposed to an inkjet printer. A color laser printer can produce high-quality text and graphics onto transfer paper by passing a laser back and forth rather than by expelling a lot of expensive ink. However, ink transfers are said to be more vivid in color.

Source: Julie Hawthorne