How to Properly Care for Your Heat Transfer Vinyl Clothing

How to Properly Care for Your Heat Transfer Vinyl Clothing

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Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) clothing has gained popularity due to its customizable designs and durability. However, to maintain its vibrant colors and longevity, proper care is essential. Here’s a guide on how to care for your HTV clothing to keep it looking its best.

1. Understanding HTV Clothing

Before diving into care tips, understanding HTV clothing is crucial. HTV is a type of vinyl material that is applied to fabric using heat and pressure. It’s commonly used for custom designs on apparel.

2. Washing Precautions

  • a. Turn the clothing inside out before washing to protect the HTV design.
  • b. Wash HTV clothing in cold water to prevent color fading and vinyl peeling.
  • c. Use a gentle detergent that doesn’t contain bleach or harsh chemicals.

3. Proper Washing Technique

  • a. Hand washing is recommended for HTV clothing, but if using a machine, use a delicate cycle.
  • b. Avoid washing HTV clothing with abrasive fabrics like denim to prevent damage to the vinyl.

4. Drying HTV Clothing

  • a. Air-drying is the best method for drying HTV clothing to prevent vinyl peeling or cracking.
  • b. If using a dryer, use a low heat setting or tumble dry on delicate.

5. Avoid High Heat

  • a. Never iron directly on the HTV design; it can melt or distort the vinyl.
  • b. Avoid using high heat settings when washing or drying HTV clothing.

6. Storage Tips

  • a. Store HTV clothing in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • b. Avoid folding HTV clothing on the vinyl design to prevent creasing.

7. Handling Stains

  • a. Treat stains immediately with a gentle stain remover suitable for colored fabrics.
  • b. Avoid rubbing the stain vigorously, as it can damage the HTV design.

8. Regular Inspection

  • a. Regularly inspect your HTV clothing for signs of wear or peeling.
  • b. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.

9. Avoid Harsh Chemicals

  • a. Do not use bleach or abrasive cleaners on HTV clothing.
  • b. Always check the care label on the clothing for specific washing instructions.

10. Long-Term Care

  • a. Rotate your HTV clothing to prevent excessive wear on specific items.
  • b. Follow the care instructions provided with the clothing for best results.

By following these care tips, you can prolong the life of your Heat Transfer Vinyl clothing, ensuring it remains vibrant and in excellent condition for years to come.

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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.

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

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