Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Guide
Understand your HTV, Similar to Standard vinyl, We supply it in three layers.
- Clear Plastic Carrier Sheet
- HTV Design
- Wax Paper
How to use our HTV
- Turn your iron to it's hottest cotton setting with the steam turned OFF.
- On a hard heatproof surface, i.e. Kitchen worktop, Iron over your blank to remove moisture and wrinkles before starting, It needs to be smooth.
- Remove the wax paper from the HTV.
- Place the design over your blank in the position you want, with the carrier sheet side up so the HTV is against your blank.
- Cover with the supplied Wax Paper.
- Using both hands, with a good amount of pressure put the iron over the HTV for the recommended time.
- Move the iron slowly if the design is larger than the base of your iron, so that heat is applied equally.
- If you press for too long you may melt the adhesive and if you don't press for long enough it may come off of blank.
- The key to success is pressure – heat presses push down and clamp the blank, so you need to be imitating this pressure with your iron.
- Remove the wax paper & Peel
- Most vinyl is HOT peel, this is stated in the listing, If yours it hot peel the carrier sheet away while the vinyl is still hot.
- If it will not peel, recover with the wax sheet and re-press for a few more seconds.
- After you have peeled the carrier, place the wax sheet back over the HTV and give it an iron as normal.
Some blanks benefit from using a pressing pillow, these are small heatproof pillows that allow you to lift the area you are applying the HTV, and can aid some applications