heat transfer vinyl comparisons

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Product

applies to

# of Colors

finish

Temp

Time

Peel

Thickness

Sticky Carrier

Can you Layer?

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Cotton/Polyester, Polyester/Acrylic, Linen, Wool

128

Matte, metallic, metal flake, or glossy

320°-330° F

15 Seconds

Warm (except Neons and Columbia Blue- peel cold), cover w/ Teflon & repress for 2 seconds.

Matte, Metallic, and Glossy:
4 mils/100 microns
Metal Flakes: 5 mils/125 microns

Yes

Yes with the following exceptions- neon colors, metallics, metal flake colors, and Columbia Blue are top layer only.

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Cotton/Polyester, Polyester/Acrylic

1

Clear

320°-330° F

15 Seconds

Cold then cover with a Teflon sheet and repress for 5 seconds

3 mils/75 microns

No

Yes

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Spandex, Lycra, Wool, Linen

6

Matte

320°-330° F

15 Seconds

Warm

4.2 mils/105 microns

Yes

No

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Spandex, Lycra, Wool, Linen

12

Semi-gloss

315°-320° F

15 Seconds

Warm not hot

3 mils/75 microns

No

Top layer only

Nylon, leather, and other heat-sensitive fabrics

15

Matte

300°-305° F

Pre-press garment for 5 seconds. Press design for 3-5 seconds.

Cold then cover with a Teflon sheet and repress for 10 seconds

4.5 mils/112 microns

Yes

Yes with the following exceptions- Columbia Blue, Old Gold, and Antique Silver are top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Spandex, Lycra, Wool, Linen, and Nylon

32

Matte

5 seconds

4 mils/100 microns

Yes

Yes with the following exceptions- Columbia Blue, Metallics, Berry, and Neons are top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Spandex, Lycra, Wool, Linen, and Nylon

11

Metallic

5 seconds

4 mils/100 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Polyester/Acrylic, and Similar Fabrics

13

Shimmery

300° F

8-10 seconds

Cool

3.9-4.3 mils/100-110 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Mesh, Poly-Blend Fabrics

15

Semi-gloss

300°-320° F

8-10 seconds

Warm or cold

6.8 mils/170 microns

Yes

No

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Spandex, Lycra, Wool, Linen

4

Matte

320°-330° F

10-15 seconds

Warm

5.2 mils/130 microns

Yes

Yes

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Cotton/Polyester, Polyester/Acrylic

11

Matte or metallic

270° F

5 seconds

Warm

5.2 mils/130 microns

Yes

Yes with the following exceptions- neon colors and metallics are top layer only

Heat-sensitive surfaces, coated canvas, most vinyl, plastic coated surfaces

5

Matte

212°-285° F

10-15 seconds

Cold

6.8 mils/170 microns

Yes

No

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Mesh, Poly-Blend Fabrics

32

Matte, satin, or glossy depending on press

330° F

10-15 seconds

Warm or cold

6.8 mils/170 microns

No

No

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Cotton/Poly blends, and Polyester/Acrylic

2

Matte

320° F

25 seconds

Cold

24 mils/600 microns

No

Yes

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Cotton/Poly blends, Polyester/Acrylic

9

Matte or metallic

300° F

5 seconds

Warm then turn garment inside-out and re-press for 20 seconds

29.5 mils/750 microns +/- 10%

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Polyester/Acrylic, and Similar Fabrics

20

Matte

Hot

4.9-6.7 mils/125-170 microns

Yes

No

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, and Fabric Blends

6

Matte

300° F

8-12 seconds

Warm

4.3 mils/110 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, and Fabric Blends

4

Matte

300° F

8-12 seconds

Warm

4.3 mils/110 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Spandex, Lycra, Wool, Linen, and Nylon

1

Matte

5 seconds

3.7 mils/95 microns

Yes

Yes

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