Tue. Jan 3, 2017 in Tutorials & DIY Goodies

In this blog, we will discuss the basics of foils and go into specific details about the two different types of foils we have to offer.


What are Foils?

Foils are materials that add a true metallic element to designs!

One-Step Pressing Application

Siser EasyWeed Foils

  • Similar to standard vinyl -  these are a soft heat transfer film with a shiny metallic finish
  • Requires a simple one-step pressing application process
  • Can be used on Cotton, Polyester, and Poly/Cotton blends
  • Polyurethane composition
  • 100 microns/3.9 mils thick
  • Cannot be layered

 


Two-Step Pressing Application:

Heat Transfer Foils 

  • Are lightweight with a shiny metallic finish
  • Not like standard vinyl - they are actual foils
  • Requires a two-step pressing application process
  • Are a complimentary product used with receiving films and screen printing:
    • HotMelt (foil receiving film)
    • 1 color Fool Proof Custom Screen Print Transfers
  • Cannot be layered 
  • Not made for long-term use. Made for shor term use/wear

Check out our Heat Transfer Foils Tutorial video on our YouTube Channel to learn more about how to use this foil!