Using a domestic iron with Heat Transfer Vinyl
All of our HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) ranges are iron on friendly.
We’ve compiled the steps below to help you get a sucessful adhesion to your garments and projects.
- Set your iron to the Cotton setting and turn any steam function off. Use your iron on a firm surface like a table or the floor (ironing board is not recommended ).
- Press clothing to remove moisture and wrinkles.
- Place the design carrier sheet side up and cover with a layer of Greaseproof paper/ Baking Parchment or a silicone sheet. Pressing times depends on HTV being used. (time and temperature guides can be viewed on our website)
- Using both hands, keep the iron over the HTV for the recommended time, with some HTV's you may need to add an extra few seconds.
- Do not move the iron around while pressing and ensure you are bearing down firmly on the HTV while avoiding any seams.
- If covering a large area, press on one area and then move onto the next. (If you do have steam holes on the base, just move it slightly so that the heat gets to all areas equally).
- If you press for too long you may melt the adhesive and if you don't press for long enough or firmly enough, it may come off.
- The key to a success is pressure – heat presses bear down and clamp the garment, so you need to be imitating this pressure.
- The floor is a great for pressing onto, as you have more force to bear down with, but a sturdy work surface will suffice.
- Check if it is a Cool / Warm or Hot Peel and peel the carrier sheet away accordingly.
- If any vinyl looks like it has not stuck, recover with the carrier and cover sheet and re-press for a few more seconds.
- After you have peeled the liner, place the cover sheet back over the HTV and give it an iron as normal.