Vinyl Transfer FAQs

What is Heat Transfer Vinyl?

  • Heat Transfer Material is a film material which has a heat-activated adhesive backing, so it can bond permanently onto fabric.
  • It can be applied onto various fabric surfaces, such as t-shirts, jerseys, or bags.
  • Great for creating customized apparel and gifts.
  • Heat Transfer Material is a professional-looking material that creates high-quality projects.

What is Permanent Adhesive Vinyl?

  • Permanent Adhesive Vinyl easily sticks to just about any smooth surface including: cars, computers, glass, mirrors, plastic and walls.
  • Vinyl can be used for almost anything including: Banners, Bumper Stickers, Decals, Glass, Mirrors, Scrapbooking, Signs, Stickers, Windows, Wraps. 
  • It is not intended for interior walls.

How do I apply Heat Transfer Vinyl?

  • Preheat your iron to the hottest setting without steam and have a pillowcase, parchment paper, handkerchief or something similar nearby.
  • Lay your shirt or other item out flat on your ironing board.
  • Position your design exactly as you want it to look.  
  • Be sure the clear plastic backing is up and the vinyl is touching the shirt or whatever you're transferring the design to.  
  • If you have text, it should be reading correctly and not a mirror image.
  • Take your extra piece of material - (ie. handkerchief) and lay it down on top of the vinyl/backing.  
  • Now press your iron down on top with a lot of pressure for about 45-60 seconds.
  • Remove the iron and the extra fabric and slowly peel up a small area of the clear backing.  If the vinyl does not stay on the shirt, lay it all back down and add more heat and pressure from the iron.
  • If the heat transfer vinyl does stick, and it should, slowly peel away the backing.

How do I apply Permanent Adhesive Vinyl?

  • Clean your surface - make sure the surface that you are planning on applying the vinyl to is clean and dry. 
  • Peel transfer tape (the red & white layer over your vinyl) slowly off the backing.  Your vinyl WILL stick to the transfer tape
  • Position the transfer tape with your image over the surface you are applying it to.  Make sure it is aligned properly before lowering it onto your surface.
  • Use a flat edge (credit card, gift card, Popsicle stick, etc.) to rub over the transfer tape to smooth out the vinyl and adhere firmly.
  • Slowly peel off transfer tape - if vinyl is not sticking, put transfer tape back down and repeat step above.


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