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Heat Press Temperature and Time Guide for HTV

Heat Press Temperature and Time Guide for HTV

Jun 4th 2021

Every heat transfer vinyl is a little different in regards to pressing time, temperature, pressure, and peel! In this blog, we go over some characteristics of our most popular htv and show temperature and time recommendations with a handy chart.

Hot Peel

Most standard htv will be a warm or hot peel like Siser Easyweed, ThermoFlex Plus, Siser Easyweed Stretch, Easyweed Fluorescents, Siser Easyweed Glow in the Dark, WALAKut Express, ThermoFlex Turbo Low Temp, and Chemica Hotmark Revolution. Other specialty heat transfer vinyl like Siser Glitter, WALAKut Puff, StripFlock Pro, Siser Sparkle, and Siser Twinkle are also a warm peel!

Specialty Vinyl

We offer a wide variety of unique heat transfer vinyl such as WALAKut Puff, Siser Holographic, Decofilm Soft Metallics, Stripflock Pro, and lots of in-house printed patterns. These types of htv sometimes have different application instructions, so make sure to read those thoroughly before pressing.

Low Temp

Low temp htv is a great option for pressing more heat-sensitive materials. WALAKut Express, Siser Easyweed, Thermoflex Turbo Low Temp, and Chemica Hotmark Revolution are the low temp options available on our website.

Cold Peel

Some htv requires a cold peel, if the vinyl you are using recommends a cold peel, it is important to be very patient and wait until it is not warm at all. A method we do for cooling off the htv quicker is to take the garment off your heat press, then place the vinyl side down on your table! Some heat transfer vinyl that requires a cold peel are Siser Metal, Decofilm Soft Metallics, and Siser Holographic.

Layerable

Some layerable htvs are Siser Easyweed, ThermoFlex Plus, Siser Easyweed Stretch, Easyweed Fluorescents, StripFlock Pro, Siser Easyweed Glow in the Dark, WALAKut Express, Siser Sparkle, ThermoFlex Turbo Low Temp, and Chemica Hotmark Revolution. In the chart when we talk about top layer only, that simply means we don't recommend layering other htv on top of it, but it will be fine on top of other htv.