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How do we print and what is Heat Transfer Vinyl, HTV?

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As many of you already know, we are using Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) for personalising and printing on garments such as t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies but what is exactly HTV?

The Heat Transfer Vinyl is a material made from polyurethane or polivinilcloruro, that when heat is applied, adheres to the surface of the garment to permanently affix a design. This means that our products are long lasting and not getting damaged even after many washes.

The application process begins with cutting a design onto the vinyl, weeding what’s cut (removing the negative space using a sharp tool), and placing what remains on a t-shirt, sweatshirt or other product. The next step si to add heat, usually it can be pressed from 10 to 30 seconds between 250 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the HTV manufacturer, the protective layer it can be peeled hot or peeled cold. This means that once heat is applied we have to peel it straight away (if hot peel) or to wait from 30 to 50 second before peeling (if cold peel).

HTV it can be used for various fabrics like cotton, polyester, nylon and more, however we have to make sure that the material is heat resistant.

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