decorative HTV comparisons

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Product

applies to

# of Colors

finish

Temp

Time

Peel

Thickness

Sticky Carrier

Can you Layer?

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, Fabric Blends, and similar fabrics

15

Flock

320°-340° F

10-15 Seconds

Cold

18.8 mils/470 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, Fabric Blends, and similar fabrics

19

Flock

320°-340° F

10-15 seconds

Cold

17 mils/425 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, Fabric Blends, and similar fabrics

21

Flock

320° F

15 Seconds

Warm

14 mils/350 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Cotton/Polyester Blends, Fabric Blends, Wool, Linen

92

Glitter

320°-330° F

12-15 seconds

Warm, use Teflon and re-press for 2 seconds

13-15 mils/325-375 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Wool, Linen

2

Glitter

320°-330° F

12-15 seconds

Warm, cover with Teflon and re-press for 2 seconds.

8.8 mils/220 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Cotton/Polyester Blends, Fabric Blends, Wool, Linen

2

Glitter

320°-330° F

12-15 seconds

Warm, cover with Teflon sheet and repress for 2 seconds

12.4 mils/310 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Cotton/Polyester Blends, Fabric Blends, Wool, Linen

16

Perf Glitter

320°-330° F

12-15 seconds

Warm, use Teflon and re-press for 2 seconds

13.2 mils/330 microns

Yes

Top layer only

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

11

Glitter

330°-335° F

3 seconds

Warm, cover with Teflon Sheet, repress for 10 sec

10 mils/250 microns

No

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Acrylic, and similar fabrics

196

Matte

305° F

8-10 seconds

Warm

2.4 mils/60 microns

Yes

Top layer only

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

6

Matte or textured

325°-340° F

12-15 seconds

Cold

Smooth: 2 mils/50 microns
Brown Leather:
4.7 mils/119 microns

Yes

Yes, except Brown Leather which can be a top layer only

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

17

Matte or textured

315°-330° F

17-20 seconds

Warm, repress for 2 seconds

Smooth: 3 mils/75 microns
Denims, Twills, etc:
4.4 mils/110 microns
Marbles:
4.8 mils/120 microns

Yes

Yes, except textured materials which can be a top layer only

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

7

Matte perf or metallic perf

305°-320° F

10 seconds

Warm, repress for 2 seconds

3.6 mils/90 microns

Yes

Top layer only

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

10

Semi-gloss or metallic textured

325° F

15 seconds

Cold

12 mils/300 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends

12

Gloss

284° F

8 seconds

Warm

2.76 mils/70 microns

Yes

Yes

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Spandex*, Lycra*, Wool, Linen *Spandex and Lycra only for Super

17

Metallic

310°-330° F

10-15 seconds

Cold

Supers: 2.4 mils/60 microns
Brilliants:
4 mils/100 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Wool, Linen

6

Iridescent metallic

300°-320° F

10-15 seconds

Warm

4 mils/100 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Wool, Linen

4

Glitter iridescent metallic

300°-320° F

10-15 seconds

Warm

10.5 mils/260 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Wool, Linen

18

Textured metallic

310°-330° F

10-15 seconds

Cold, cover with Teflon, repress for 5 seconds

Unpressed: 8 mils/200 microns Pressed: 4 mils/100 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Polyester/Acrylic, and Similar Fabrics (Not suitable for treated or dyed garments)

49

Metallic

302°-320° F

7-8 seconds

Cold, then cover with Teflon and repress for 3-5 seconds

3 mils/75 microns

Yes

Top layer only

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

7

Pearlescent

310°-330° F

17-20 seconds

Warm, cover with Teflon sheet and repress for 2 seconds

4 mils/100 microns

Yes

Top layer only

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

20

Reflective

300° F

8 seconds

Hot! (Wait 2 seconds then peel)

300 Series: 7.5 mils/190 microns Chameleon Black: 7.2 mils/180 microns

300 Series: Yes Chameleon Black: No

Top layer only

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

6

Reflective

320° F

Prepress garment for 5 seconds, then press material for 3-5 seconds

Warm, cover with Teflon and repress for 10-15 seconds, let cool then remove Teflon

RMSK: 7.2 mils/180 microns
200 Series:
8 mils/200 microns

RMSK: No
200 Series:
Slightly sticky

Top layer only

Nylon and other heat-sensitive fabrics

1

Reflective

320° F

Prepress garment for 5 seconds, then press material for 3-5 seconds

Carefully peel warm, cover
with Teflon and re-press for
10-15 seconds at 320°F, let
cool then remove Teflon.

5.6 mils/140 microns

No

Top layer only

Cotton and cotton-blended fabrics

1

Reflective

250-275° F

Prepress garment for 5 seconds, then press material for 3-5 seconds

Carefully peel cold, cover
with Teflon and re-press for
5-10 seconds, let cool
then remove Teflon.

5.6 mils/140 microns

No

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Linen

24

Holographic

300° F

10-12 seconds

Cold

3-4 mils/75-100 microns

Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, and Fabric Blends *Not suitable for treated or dyed garments

2

Holographic

290° F

12 seconds

Cold

2.8 mils/70 microns

Yes

Top layer only

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

8

Matte glow-in-the-dark

Warm

LF-4790: 11.6 mils/290 microns LF-4791: 5.9 mils/150 microns
Neons & Whites:
4.7 mils/120 microns

LF-4790: No
The Rest: Yes

Top layer only

Cotton, Uncoated Polyester, Fabric Blends, Wool, Linen

4

Glossy

340°-350° F

15-20 seconds

Cold

13.7 mils/348 microns

Yes

Top layer only

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

1

Adhesive for Textile Foils, Flocking Sheets, and Reflective Sheets

300° F

5 seconds

Warm, almost hot

2.4 mils/60 microns

Yes

Yes

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