7 Common Care Mistakes and Solutions About Heat Transfer Vinyl Clothing

7 Common Care Mistakes and Solutions About Heat Transfer Vinyl Clothing

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In the care process of Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) clothing, it’s easy to make some common mistakes that can affect the appearance and lifespan of the apparel. Understanding these common care misconceptions and learning the correct solutions is key to ensuring your HTV clothing stays in optimal condition.

1. Washing in Hot Water

  • Mistake: Washing HTV clothing in hot water can cause the vinyl to peel off or crack.
  • Solution: Always wash HTV clothing in cold or lukewarm water to preserve the vinyl’s integrity.

2. Using Strong Detergents

  • Mistake: Harsh detergents can degrade the vinyl and cause it to fade or lose its adhesive properties.
  • Solution: Use mild detergents that are gentle on fabrics and avoid bleach or harsh chemicals.

3. Tumble Drying on High Heat

  • Mistake: High heat can melt or distort the HTV, leading to wrinkles and damage.
  • Solution: Opt for a low-heat setting or air-dry your HTV clothing to maintain its quality.

4. Ironing Directly on the Vinyl

  • Mistake: Direct heat from an iron can cause the HTV to melt or become discolored.
  • Solution: Always iron your HTV clothing inside out or use a pressing cloth to protect the vinyl.

5. Storing in Direct Sunlight

  • Mistake: UV rays can cause the vinyl to fade and weaken over time.
  • Solution: Store your HTV clothing in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight to maintain its color and strength.

6. Scrubbing Vigorously

  • Mistake: Aggressive scrubbing can cause the vinyl to peel or scratch.
  • Solution: Gently hand wash or use a delicate cycle when cleaning HTV clothing to avoid damaging the vinyl.

7. Ignoring Care Labels

  • Mistake: Neglecting care instructions can lead to improper care and premature wear of the HTV clothing.
  • Solution: Always check and follow the care labels attached to your HTV apparel for best maintenance practices.

By avoiding these common mistakes and following the recommended care tips, you can ensure your HTV clothing stays vibrant and lasts longer.

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Heat Transfer Vinyl FAQ

The heat transfer vinyl uses environmental friendly material, with different styles, such as: PU, PVC, Glitter, Flock, Chrome Metallic, Laser, Hologram, Reflective, Photoluminescent, Rainbow Flash.

1. Applies at lower temperatures
2. Peels HOT or COLD
3. Weed small letters and detailed designs without losing pieces
4. Mounted on a pressure sensitive carrier
5. Extremely durable, wash after wash
6. Applied results light and flexible
7. Thinner than other films
8. Excellent for multi-color jobs
9. CPSIA Certified

1.Make your design on cutting files.
2.Cut the film in reverse at medium pressure
3.Place the material on the garment
4.Setting the heating temperature at 150-180℃, and transfer time for 20 secs.
5.Start heating and transfering.
6.Remove polyester backing film after cooling.

The heat transfer vinyl has 50 times approved of color fastness.

Adheres to:
1. 100% polyester
2. 100% cotton
3. Poly/cotton blends
4. Leather

The price for heat tranfer  is based on the vinyl types, for our heat transfer vinyl items, the size 0.5x25M, the price is from US40-US100 per roll.

Please contact us to get detaile offers.

The normal size: 0.5x25M/20″x82FT, the other sizes can be customized.

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