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
270° F or 300° F depending on garment – see product page for instructions
5 seconds
See product page for instructions
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
270° F or 300° F depending on garment – see product page for instructions
5 seconds
See product page for instructions
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
290°-320° F depending on color – see product page for instructions
8-15 seconds depending on color – see product page for instructions
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
270° F or 300° F depending on garment – see product page for instructions
5 seconds
See product page for instructions
3.7 mils/95 microns
Yes
Yes

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