Heat Transfer Vinyl, or HTV for short, is a specialty vinyl that can be used on certain fabrics/materials to create designs and promotional products. It comes in a roll or sheet form with an adhesive backing so it can be cut, weeded, and placed on a substrate for heat application. Heat Transfer Vinyl is made in single colors and also has specialty options such as patterned, glitter, flocked, holographic, glow in the dark, reflective and 3D puff.
Heat transfer vinyl is used on products like shirts, hats, koozies, tote bags, jerseys and headbands.Heat Transfer Vinyl must be used on products that can take the heat and pressure necessary to transfer the vinyl onto the substrate. Each heat transfer vinyl manufacturer will list what products can be used with each type of vinyl. Fabrics such as cotton, cotton/poly blends, polyester and canvas work well with heat transfer vinyl. There are vinyls out there that can also be used with nylon and leather. However, products such as paper and plastics don’t work well because they can’t take the heat required to adhere the vinyl to the substrate. It is very important to make sure the correct vinyl type is used with the correct substrate.
Post time: 02-07-2017